Throughout his career, Greg Bjorkman was approached to make his feature debut to lead the sci-fi romance thriller. The film focuses on a young woman, Laura (Clara Rugaard), who falls in love with Harrison (Lewis Pullman), and shares a deep appreciation of music. After a tragic accident, Laura finds a chance to save Harrison, revealing that a mixtape might be used in time. Bjorkman spoke to Bleeding Cool about his career experience.
Greg Bjorkman: I think that being able to live moments twice is a pipe dream. I think it is possible that when people think about it, it''s possible. So giving the audience a chance to experience an experience that another character has been through, it makes it a fun experience. It''s also an advantage for me for a movie.
BC: When you first met James [Bachelor], how did it work out creatively? Bjorkman: He was first given the idea for a few of his films, and his first film was the one I ever met. He said, "If you can fix it, you can go make it." A friend said, "Hey, do you know anybody who loves time travel movies?"
We ate briefly and talked about the project a bit before we started writing it the next weekend, and he is an excellent first writer, and myself, as a result of his first writing skills. So there was a good relationship, having an opportunity to collaborate and to keep things moving. The conversations that sparked our friendship from 2016 to 2019.
BC: What makes Clara and Lewis fantastic for their roles? How did the rest of the cast come together? Bjorkman: So casting is an interesting thing. It''s important to go with someone who will provide you the performance and value of the film. When I met Clara on Netflix, I was like, "Oh my gosh, she is so talented." The world just hasn''t seen it yet. She was meant for this role. There were a thousand sparks that were triggering. I think it''
Lewis was chatting for three hours in a coffeeroom; he was taking notes; it was so fun. It''s important to get to know somebody who plays it. I think a lot of people around us are involved in roles, including people who are well-known as Lyrica [Okano], Luke [Lenza, Danny [Glover, and Christina Chang.
BC: What was the basis for examining the time travel concepts in the film? Bjorkman: ''Back to the Future'' is a big success for the time travel logic. I think that when you know, your audience has most likely also seen ''Back to the Future.'' There''s no reason to experiment with this alternative time travel logic. These people have a valid base, therefore you have to proceed back to basics. ''About Time,'' we found some interesting stories in time travel, but found some variations
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