The strapline for this time travel film sounds very much like an updated version of a VERY old joke…
Three men walk into a bar; two geeks and a cynic.
But the story does start with three ordinary blokes who all have aspirations and hopes for an exciting and better future. They’re stuck in tiresome jobs, with little prospect. They are frustrated and life on the whole appears placid.
They’re just about to sit down and proceed to have an average night out in their local pub, a couple of beers, a bit of banter and putting the world to rights (as we all do). There’s no reason to suspect anything strange is just about to happen.
The first of the geeks, Ray, has a known obsession on time travel, so when he is approached by Cassie, a woman who claims to be from the future, he naturally suspects a joke from his companions.
The second geek, Toby, is obsessed with movies, and upon hearing Ray’s story of the woman from the future, of course assumes that Ray is pitching him a movie plot. And Pete, the cynic, naturally does not believe a word of Ray’s, until he by chance stumbles through a time leak into the future of the bar (as you do). Which happens to comprise full of corpses, including his own.
This activates a series of inadvertent trips to and fro through time, during which our heroes frantically try to avoid multiple earlier versions of themselves, to avoid creating a time paradox, in an attempt to unravel the mystery of just who is trying to kill them and why.
When Ray and Cassie get together in the garden and the world spins back on its axis, everything is back to how it should be. Or is it? When Ray mentions the other woman he met in the bar, Millie, to Cassie all hell breaks loose… Serious questions are raised, such as; exactly what are the golden rules of timetravel? What exactly is a paradox? And whats really so bad about ceasing to exist? Whose round is it? Is the sell-by date on a packet of crisps really that important? And most importantly of all, can Ray get it on with Cassie, the woman from the future?
British comedians Chris ODowd (“The IT Crowd”), Marc Wootton (“High Spirits with Shirley Ghostman”) and Dean Lennox Kelly ( Dr Who – The Shakespeare Code where he played Shakespeare) star with Anna Faris (far to many Scary Movie films) for Gareth Carrivick ( Vicar of Dibley, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Beautiful People – to name a few) who is making his feature directorial debut and a script from first time feature writer Jamie Mathieson.
FAQ ABOUT TIME TRAVEL was filmed at Pinewood Studios and on location in Buckinghamshire and Middlesex.