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Anna Featured in Globe and Mail’s “My Car” Column

Globe and Mail is featuring Anna in their latest “My Car” column. Anna shares her experiences with driving and that she drives around in a Prius in Los Angeles. Full article can be found here.

New Interview with Anna via Digital Journal

There is a great new interview with Anna over at Digital Journal, in which she discusses what’s happened in Season 2 so far, previews what’s upcoming for Bo & Lauren, and much more. It’s definitely worth a read. Full article can be found here.

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.

 

New York Post’s Q&A wth Anna

New York Post had a Q&A with Anna recently. Check out an excerpt of the interview below. Full article found here.

The Post: Team Dyson or Team Lauren?

Anna Silk: I have to say both! I know that seems like the right answer, but I really do, because both of those relationships give Bo something completely different. She fell in love with [them] and they love her back. Both relationships are really complicated: Dyson is so stubborn and so impenetrable, you can’t figure out what he’s thinking or doing, but he’s a protector of Bo. And Lauren is there for Bo in a way that [Dyson isn’t], she’s human so she has a whole other side that’s a little bit more sensitive and caring and wants her to be safe and happy. So, I have to say both.

The Post: Does that mean you’ll be happy with whoever she ends up with when it’s all over?

Anna Silk: I can’t imagine. I have no idea. We’d all have to live in a house together and start a family together.

More from Anna & Ksenia via SciFi Vision

SciFiVision.com  posted a lengthier transcript of the conference call with Anna and Ksenia, found here.

They also posted an exclusive interview with Anna on their site.