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  —   01 19 2012

Director Jon Kasdan talks about casting Dylan and Britt Robertson for his movie “The First Time” in his this new interview with Film Maker Magazine.

Filmmaker: Britt and Dylan both give really surprising performances here. How did you come across these two relative unknowns?

Kasdan: My least favorite part of the process is casting because you meet hundreds of incredibly talented and versatile actors and actresses that all bring something unique and special to their roles – and then you have to pick two of them. The casting process on this movie was lengthy and intense – partly because the teenagers reading for these roles seemed to respond very personally to the script. They were very invested – which was great in a way, but also really tough ’cause almost mpme of them got to do it.

I had brilliant casting directors in Amy Britt and Michael Nicolo, as well as the experience and wisdom of my producers Martin Shafer and Liz Glotzer. It was a collaboration between the five of us. Ultimately, we came down to about ten phenomenal kids (five boys/five girls) and had them read the scenes together, mixing and matching, trying different combinations. All of them would have been interesting (and totally unique) versions of this movie but Britt and Dylan, both incredibly exciting in their own rights, had a special chemistry together.

Britt is extremely experienced for someone her age (or any age). She’s done tons of movies and several television series. Her skill and experience put me at ease, particularly with a role as challenging as this one. She’s really the emotional soul of the movie for me. Dylan had relatively little experience at the time, but he possesses a totally innate, natural charisma and comic instinct that, combined with his physicality, creates a pretty dynamic package. They couldn’t be two more different kinds of actors, with more wildly different approaches, but they worked – I think, I hope – incredibly well together.

You can read the full interview with Jon Kasdan here

  —   01 19 2012

Dylan O’Brien stars in MTV’s “Teen Wolf” as the werewolf’s best friend. Britt Robertson stars in The CW’s “Secret Circle” as a witch.

The two star together in “The First Time,” a romantic comedy about two teenagers, which premieres Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Sundance Film Festival. “It’s pretty funny,” Robertson said. “Totally a coincidence, but kind of weird.”

O’Brien added: “We were constantly making jokes about how the two leads are on supernatural television shows. We knew that would be something people would be talking about.”

“The First Time” is writer/director Jonathan Kasdan’s tale of Dave (O’Brien), a high-school senior who pines after popular girl Aubrey (Robertson), who seems out of his reach until they meet at a party one weekend.

There are some parallel between the characters and the actors who play them. Robertson, 21, has a long list of movie credits. O’Brien, 20, was making his first real movie, hot on the heels of his first real role of any kind in “Teen Wolf.”

“He was so sweet and so amazing to work with,” Robertson said. “He had this wide-eyed innocence about him.”

“Working with Brittany was the best experience of my life,” O’Brien said.

While “The First Time” is entered in the U.S. Dramatic competition, Robertson said, “it’s really more of a comedy.” “I think that the relationship between my character and Brittany’s character is really funny,” O’Brien said. “But it’s less about the funny and more about the relationship and how it evolves so quickly, over one weekend.”

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  —   01 13 2012

I’ve added a HQ movie still and 2 MQ (Thanks for the MQ) movie stills from “The First Time”.  One of the MQ quality still is a better quality of one that we already had in the gallery.

  —   01 06 2012

I’m so happy that we’ve been getting a lot of press of Dylan’s movie “The First Time“!  Below is a video of behind the scenes shots that was put together by the cinematographer Rhet Bear.  I’ve added 41 photos of Dylan to the gallery for easy browsing!  Also below is a better description of the movie as well as the times and dates of the screenings at the Sundance Film Festivals 2012.

Dave, a high school senior, spends most of his time pining away over a girl he can’t have. Aubrey, a junior with artistic aspirations, has a hot boyfriend who doesn’t quite understand her or seem to care. Although they go to different schools, Dave and Aubrey find themselves at the same party. When both head outside to get some air, they meet. A casual conversation sparks an instant connection, and, over the course of a weekend, things turn magical, romantic, complicated, and funny as Aubrey and Dave discover what it’s like to fall in love for the first time.

Director/screenwriter Jonathan Kasdan skillfully captures a moment of adolescence that rings resolutely true. With smart writing and breakout performances by Britt Robertson and Dylan O’Brien, its two young leads, The First Time is a sweet, thoughtful, modern look at the angst, anticipation, and hopefulness of young love. 
– L.O.


  —   01 03 2012

Here is a video of director Jonathan Kasdan talking about Dylan’s new movie “The First Time” which is in the US Competition in the Sundance Festival 2012.  You can see a few scenes which feature Dylan and co-star Britt Robertson!  I’m so excited to see Dylan in this movie!

  —   12 29 2011

First off, I hope that everybody had a fun and safe time celebrating the holidays with friends and family!  Secondly, you can finally preorder “High Road” in which Dylan plays Jimmy.  Click here to preorder the Bluray Verison and here to preorder the regular DVD!

  —   12 01 2011

Today, the 2012 Sundance Film Festival announced their In-Competition line-up, and that means we’re about to get a boatload of new images from upcoming films.  After the jump you’ll find synopses and the first images from The End of Love (starring Mark Webber, Michael Cera, andAmanda Seyfried), Filly Brown (starring Gina Rodriguez, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Edward James Olmos), The First Time (starring Dylan O’Brien, Brittany Robertson, and Craig Roberts), and The Surrogate (starring John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, and William H. Macy).

The 2012 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 19 – 29th.

The First Time / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Jonathan Kasdan) — Two high schoolers meet at a party. Over the course of a weekend, things turn magical, romantic, complicated and funny, as they discover what it’s like to fall in love for the first time. Cast: Brittany Robertson, Dylan O’Brien, Craig Roberts, James Frecheville, Victoria Justice.

Who’s excited to see “The First Time” ?  If you live around or near Utah, you can buy tickets to Sundance 2012 by clicking here and if you have any questions you can contact them using this:

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  —   10 25 2011

O’Shea Read posted on their Twitter a picture of Dylan along with co-star Britt Robertson from their movie “The First Time” which will be released in 2012.  Who is excited to see “The First Time”?

So cool!!!! “@Odoggr: Just finished the final mix…@RealBritt_Rob@dylanobrien. Should be very proud. #TheFirstTime

  —   08 30 2011

I’ve added a behind the scenes shot of Dylan from the movie “High Road” that some people might have already seen but wasn’t in the gallery.  Also, I’ve added HQ screencaps from one of the trailers for the movie.  Enjoy!

  —   07 09 2011

I’ve added pictures from when Dylan was seen taking a break on the movie “The First Time” which is due to be out May 12, 2012.  Enjoy!