Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

The Incredible Adventures of Jojo (and his annoying sister Avila)

Year: 2014
Country: United States
Run Time: 79 minutes

The Incredible Adventures of Jojo (and his annoying sister Avila)
The Incredible Adventures of Jojo (and his annoying sister Avila)
The Incredible Adventures of Jojo (and his annoying sister Avila)
The Incredible Adventures of Jojo (and his annoying sister Avila)

“This film is not for over-protective parents,” warns this Tim Burton-esque, absurd children’s comedy from first-time writer-directors, husband-wife team Ann-Marie Schmidt (so many hyphens) and Brian Schmidt. When Jojo and his sister Avila are left to their own devices after a car accident injures their mother, they must survive in the woods on their own. Among the travails and harrowing experiences is a deranged hobo, ravaging wolves, abandoned couches, and dirty diapers. But don’t fret for the little ones; they have a sharp pocketknife at the ready. The creative team behind this unique film refer to it as a “children’s film” and they couldn’t be more correct. THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF JOJO (AND HIS ANNOYING SISTER AVILA) is pretty much every daydream every seven-year-old boy ever had. Ever. There’s adventure, danger, comedy, and Skittles. If you’re a parent, this film may make you squirm. But if you’re a child or a child at heart, Jojo and Avila will take you on the incredible journey you’ve been waiting for. – T.W.

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 2:10 PM -
Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 3:30 PM

Friday, March 20, 2015 at 4:30 PM -
Friday, March 20, 2015 at 5:50 PM

Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 7:30 PM -
Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 8:50 PM

Sidebar
Family Films

Competitions
American Independents Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

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Taking Feature Films in a New Direction
Hobos and knives and wolves. Oh my!

Directors
Brian Schmidt, Ann-Marie Schmidt

Brian Schmidt is a graduate of Cal Poly. Ann-Marie Schmidt has a background in animation and graduated from Cal Arts. They are married and seem like a really fun couple. Just don't let them babysit.

Filmography
THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF JOJO (AND HIS ANNOYING SISTER AVILA) (2014)

Producers
Brian Schmidt, Ann-Marie Schmidt

Screenwriting
Brian Schmidt

Cinematography
Ann-Marie Schmidt

Editing
Brian Schmidt

Principal Cast
Joseph-Joseph Ogando, Avila vonGoosebottom, Gina Plastino, Peter Tahoe

Film Contact

This film is presented in loving memory of COLLEEN PORTER.

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