Want to finally watch BEAT AROUND THE BUSH?
A short film that follows a 75 year old widow with Alzheimer’s who decides it’s time to have her very first orgasm ever?
Now is your chance! CLICK HERE
I’m about 8 months overdue in sharing this interview I did with Her Film Project! “The Ask” on Her Film Project is a series that aims to raise the profile of female media creators, artists, and decision-makers with the goal of facilitating open dialogue and proposing concrete action (“the ask”) towards achieving equality and inclusion in the media industries – and society at large.
I first met the author Stephanie Law as part of my first job after university which was sponsored by the Canadian Media Producer’s Association (CMPA) and I’m so happy we’ve kept in touch. Thanks for including me, Stephanie!
This is Emily the intern here with some very exciting news from Spain; THE DANGERS OF ONLINE DATING will be an official selection in the 4th Annual Bilbao Seriesland! I’m super stoked and hope you are too!
My shows THE DANGERS OF ONLINE DATING and YOUNG & RECKLESS are both official selections at the 2018 Vancouver Web Fest and we couldn’t be more excited to show off our show in our home town. There are a number of fantastic Vancouver webseries selected, along with some out of town shows I really enjoy!
Shout outs to local shows “Inconceivable” from Joel Ashton McCarthy, and “Spiral” from Karen McClellan, and a fantastic Australian show “High Life” from Luke Eve. He’s an asshole by the way. JUST KIDDING! Luke is a gem. As is Joel. I haven’t met Karen yet but I’m sure she’s also a piece of work. A great work of course!
I’m being cheeky. I’ll stop. (For now)
THE DANGERS OF ONLINE DATING is heading south in April as we’ve been officially selected for the 7th Hollyweb Fest in Hollywood, California! It was a fantastic experience to be officially selected and in attendance last year with YOUNG & RECKLESS (we also picked up best editing for the series!)
“As the world’s premiere destination for digital content, we are consistently screening the best digital series and pilots available online.” – Hollyweb Fest
Both myself and lead actress, Paula Burrows, will be in attendance for the entirety of the festival! See you there!
In case you didn’t know, Paula is also a writer and assistant editor of our companion webseries, “SEX, With Paula“!
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To whomever is reading this, thank you for taking the time!
Whether you’re here to (fingers crossed) vet me for a job, check out some of my award-winning work (😉), or maybe we’ve gone on or about to go on a date and you’re cyber stalking me (well done, but please stop) thanks a million for hanging out long enough to read this sentence.
The last year was really all about getting my original digital series, THE DANGERS OF ONLINE DATING, written, produced, edited, delivered, and finally, launched into the ether that is the internet. Wow.
Well, I did it. The show is out (WATCH IT). Ready to be consumed (WATCH IT). It’s done (Did I mention you should WATCH IT). And I have already started releasing the companion sex education series, “SEX, With Paula“. There are 9 episodes of #DOODtheseries (WATCH IT)(use this hashtag!) and soon to be 9 episodes of #SEXwithPaula (this one too!) out as well, AND we’re going to continue releasing new episodes of the latter until we cannot possibly anymore.
There are a few people that I absolutely need to thank.
First to the cast and crew of season one, which we started filming in 2012 (yes, really). To Paula, Stacy, and Byron, thank you so much for coming on board back then, and for still being committed 5 years and 2 provinces later! To our very tiny and committed crew, thank you for your countless (or few) volunteer hours on what was this little idea I had.
And then to Telus Optik and the Storyhive team. There in all likelihood would not be a season 2 without you. And definitely not a season 2 like this. And to Creative BC for that little bit extra. So…THANK YOU FOR ALL THE 💰 💰 💰💰 !
To the season 2 team…Season 2 was achieved with a great many more people, more crew, more cast, more locations – more everything – and all of those logistics were being planned and re-planned by my line producer James Hutchison. He’s the shit. (Don’t even think about poaching him.) To the new cast who came in and have been all about the show, I THANK YOU!
So what am I doing next? The question of the day, month, year, hour, minute, second…
Well, today I did some life stuff and laid on the couch and watched “Julie & Julia” because I needed Nora Ephron’s magic, and was subsequently inspired to write a new blog post (the film is about a writer writing a blog…)
Next up is re-writing a half hour pilot for THE DANGERS OF ONLINE DATING, re-writing my feature, writing a one-hour original, and pitching other web/series content that that I’ve been developing with other writers. I want to direct my first feature, and then my second. I want to get that first episodic gig, and then my second. And then I’m sailing.
Literally. I’m getting on a boat and sailing around the Cook Islands.
So please, watch the freaking show.
Honestly, so much press talk. Not sure where to start with this other than THE DANGERS OF ONLINE DATING launch day is tomorrow!
If you’re reading this on or before November 23rd, 2017, you can get your tickets to the Vancouver launch & screening by clicking HERE.
Press links will come soon, but in the meantime here is THE DANGERS OF ONLINE DATING on the Vancouver Sun cover, and a picture of me with host Cory Price at Roundhouse Radio 98.3 earlier this afternoon. We closed out the interview by playing “Little Death” by the local Vancouver band, IMUR. Take a listen to that track and the whole album!.
WE GOT IN TO THE MOTHER FREAKING AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL YA’LL!!!
That’s right. I’m that excited.
The 24th Annual Austin Film Festival which runs October 26-November 2, 2017, is known as “the writer’s film festival”:
Austin Film Festival furthers the art and craft of storytelling by inspiring and championing the work of writers, filmmakers, and all artists who use written and visual language to tell a story. In addition to an 8 day film festival and 4 day Conference, we offer Year Round Events, a Young Filmmakers Program, a TV show, Radio show, Podcast and more!
Austin Film Festival is really about creativity, about trying to help people find their voice. And it’s fun.”
– Ron Howard, 2009 Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award Recipient
Screening 1: 10/29/2017, 6:00 PM @ Hideout Theatre
Screening 2: 11/1/2017, 1:00 PM @ Alamo Drafthouse Village
Young & Reckless will be featured in their program Original Series 1 and will be in competition, which means they going to be presenting it to their jurors!
Writer and co-creator Andrea Shawcross and I will both be in attendance. STOKED.
The 1st annual Filmchella (like Coachella but for films) is happening this weekend in the desert and BEAT AROUND THE BUSH plays September 29th, 2017 around 7:30pm at the Drive in. So far the best info is on their Facebook page but there website is also flashy! www.filmchella.com
From their lips:
3 DAYS IN THE DESERT
DRIVE IN STYLE MOVIES UNDER THE STARS
CAMPING FILM FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE.
WHERE: Twentynine Palms, California