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The true story of a rejected lover forced to find a travel companion with the same name as his ex-girlfriend serves as inspiration for a new online film.

Stuck with two prepaid once in a lifetime round the world trip, Jordan Axani looked to reddit for help. Axani explained his unique situation on reddit, and went in search for a girl called Elizabeth Gallagher to share his travels with, for free.

As Reddit is one to never disappoint, the post went viral, and people all over the world helped Axani find his (second) Elizabeth Gallagher with a Canadian passport. He found his girl and they travelled the world together for the two week long holiday.

This story has been picked up, and turned into a new online film. Amy Tyler, played by Ashley Clements from the web series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, goes on a whirlwind adventure in search of a man with the same name as her ex-boyfriend, Josh Merit, who broke up with her on their anniversary, after she booked a couple’s vacation of a life time.

Of course, the film is only ‘inspired’ by the real-life pair’s travel experience. In real life the new Elizabeth Gallagher had a long term boyfriend, and Axani was looking for a platonic partner to share the journey with.

We expect the online film to divert from the true story somewhat in this way, we guess the pair fall in love and our protagonist Amy finds the new Josh is the right Josh – but we can only guess. No spoilers here.

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