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“Sex After Kids” Review by Huffington Post

Huffington Post posted a favourable review of “Sex After Kids”, a movie that includes Lost Girl stars Zoie Palmer, Kris Holden-Ried, and Paul Amos. The reviewer is particularly impressed with Zoie’s performance:

Lost Girl fans will be happy to know that Zoie Palmer’s performance as Lou, a complicated, somewhat damaged single mom, who is paralyzed by self doubts, was stunning.”

Click here to read the full review. I was at a screening of the movie and thoroughly enjoyed it as well.

Interview with Jeremy LaLonde: Part II

Thanks for the positive feedback on Twitter yesterday! Click here for part 1 of the interview if you haven’t read it. Here is part 2 of our interview with Jeremy, in which he teases how big Zoie’s role will be, what it’s like to work with Zoie and Kris, and much more.

 

How big of a role will Zoie be playing? We’re all hoping to see her on screen quite a bit. ~Submitted by Becky Clark

JL: It’s an ensemble film, so there’s more-or-less an equal weight to each of the five stories.  However, based on my initial shooting schedule, Zoie has the most days of anyone in the cast.  So that should tell you something about the size of her role… or maybe I just like having her around…

 

Could you talk a bit about the benefits of “crowd-sourcing” funding and if there are challenges associated with it?  Have you funded films this way before? And what role is social media playing in all of this?

JL: This is my first go-around with crowd-funding.  I think the benefits are that you get to build a fan base for the project right from the ground floor – and you get to interact with them!  The money you raise doesn’t have to be paid back outside of the perks you provide, so there’s a nice safety net where no one is looking for their money back – and if the film works out you’re into profit very quickly.  The challenges are that it’s a lot of work to get the word out and get people to contribute.  You have to be dedicated to it, and you have to ask a bit more of your cast and crew if you want to do viral marketing.  My producer Jennifer Liao and I spent some time researching successful campaigns and seeing the patterns of what they did.  You can search for articles online that talk about it as well.  I imagine that when this is all done I’ll write a detailed article on my blog about it (thefabric.blogspot.com).  Social media is absolutely integral.  You can’t do crowd-funding without it.

Interview with Jeremy LaLonde: Part I

As we know, Jeremy LaLonde is working on an exciting new indie film entitled Sex After Kids. The ensemble cast includes familiar faces from Lost Girl including Zoie Palmer, Kris Holden-Ried, Paul Amos (who plays Vex), and Katie Boland (who played The Morrigan’s assistant). The funding campaign (with a goal of $50,000) for the film kicked off last week, and has already raised over $14,000. Please continue to spread the word to make sure they reach their goal.

We had the opportunity to interview Jeremy, the writer/director of Sex After Kids. Many of you might be familiar with his previous work, The Untitled Work of Paul Shepard, which also starred Zoie and Kris. Jeremy graciously took the time to answer our questions (which include a few submitted by other fans) and shared his thoughts on the writing process, getting into the industry, Sex After Kids, working with Zoie and Kris, and much more.  Enjoy the first part of our two-part interview below. The second part will be posted tomorrow.

 

How long have you been making films? How did you get started?

JL: How long is a piece of string? ;-)  Forever.  In high school my buddy Zach Melnick and I made a lot of little films for fun (he’s actually someone I still work with – he was the director of photography on The Untitled Work of Paul Shepard and will likely be who I get to shoot Sex After Kids).  We ended up winning this contest for Lever Ponds called “Your Future, Your Say” and that gave us some money and we used it to buy better equipment to make “better” movies.  After high school we applied and got grants to make historical documentaries and that put us both through college and university and gave us a solid boot-camp in filmmaking.  You can check those projects out at http://www.visualheritage.ca/ it’s actually something Zach is still working on.  I was around for the first five, but he keeps it going.  God bless him.  I sold out and moved to Toronto and started working in the film and television industry.  I work mostly as an editor and am slowly working towards a career where I can focus more on writing and directing.  I love editing too though – I see all three of those jobs as extensions of the other.  A story is told once when you write it, again when you shoot it, and then one final time when you edit it.  And it continues to change – so to be able to do all three of those is a big part of how I approach filmmaking.  I’m not sure I’ve answered the question.  I suppose I got started when I realized that there wasn’t anything else I’d be able to do with my life.

 

Submit Your Questions for Jeremy LaLonde

As we mentioned in our recent post, Zoie, Kris, and Paul will be working on the movie “Sex After Kids”, written and directed by Jeremy LaLonde. We’re excited to announce that we’ll be interviewing Jeremy, who will be happy to answer any questions about “Sex After Kids”, “The Untitled Work of Paul Shepard”, as well as working with Zoie. We welcome any questions that you might have for Jeremy, which you can submit by filling in the form below (by Friday night). We’ll select from the pool of questions we receive to combine with our own. We look forward to your great questions!

Update on March 3: Thanks to those who submitted questions. Look for our interview to be up later!

Donate to “Sex After Kids” Campaign

Want to see Zoie, Kris, and Paul Amos in a movie together? Jeremy Lalonde, the writer/director who brought us “The Untitled Work of Paul Shepard” is working on another indie project, an edgy romantic comedy titled “Sex After Kids”. If they can secure enough funding, the movie will be able to go ahead. You can help make it happen by donating to their fundraising campaign here and get some really cool stuff based on your contribution level.