Market December 17, 2012 Sold December 17, 2012
Agent Danny Greenberg (WME)
Manager Margaret Riley (Brillstein Entertainment Partners)
Production Flynn Picture Co., JC 23 Entertainment
Set against the backdrop of rainy Portland, Oregon, a young man finds himself falling in love for the first time - only to receive a letter from his future self, warning him of impending heartbreak.
A disillusioned young man receives a letter from his future self warning him about his present path.
A Portland man struggling with seasonal affective disorder receives a mysterious letter sent by himself ten years later that warns him about his present future.
When a Portland resident receives a letter from himself ten years in the future, he must find a way to escape his depressed living conditions and seemingly perfect relationship and break the cycle of “The Portland Condition.”
A quasi-misanthrope receives a suicide note from his future self warning him against marrying the apparent love of his life, which forces him to re-evaluate everything he knows.
Comedy, Drama, Black Comedy, Mystery, Romance, Supernatural, Dark, Dramedy, Dysfunctional Family, Erotic, Film, Mental Illness, Natural Disaster, Philosophical, Suicide, Time Travel
Donnie Darko, Being John Malkovich, Juno, Office Space, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Present/ A few weeks; brief flashback to 25 years previous; brief flashback to 10 years previous.
95% Portland, Oregon: streets/downtown, apartments, newspaper office, pub, hairdressers, coffee stall, motel, Steel Bridge, bookstore, 1920s dance hallt, boutique shopping arcade, park, college lab, post office, outdoor movie event, dock, playhouse, theatre district, train, cemetery, restaurant, supermarket, women's clinic, Whole Foods, junction with car crash, Mt. St Helens erupting, 'Big Pink' skyscraper, city hall.
Remaining 5% divided between:
Bainbridge Island / Puget Sound, Washington: old colonial house, maritime bar, Puget Sound shoreline, dock.
Boise, Idaho: suburban neighborhood, cemetery.
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JASPER (30) is in a rut: stuck in rainy Portland, unmotivated by his job as an arts columnist and constantly getting into difficult relationships. He attends group therapy for those with seasonal affective disorder, led by ROLAND (40s), who asks the group to write letters to their younger selves, suggesting how to improve their lives.
Unimpressed and desperate, Jasper instead visits prostitute ALEXIS (20s) in a motel. Unable to go through with anything, he excuses himself and finds her HUSBAND (?) hiding in the bathroom. The husband apologizes, but Jasper is freaked out and makes an exit.
Jasper finally writes his ‘younger self’ letter at a bookstore table. Once done he chats to GWEN (23) about their two-member book club. When Jasper leaves, he burns his letter. Lost in thought, he remembers being 5 years old and watching his mother lying feverish in bed.
At his regular pub he notices new bartender NICOLE (26) and they strike an immediate connection. They arrange to meet after her shift, and attend a drag queen beauty pageant. Afterwards they walk and talk and then at home they make love through the night. After hanging out the next day, Jasper returns home to find a letter.