By the age of nineteen Jeremy had already won the Lighthouse Festival Theatre's Young Playwright's Award three times, in addition to having won an Award of Excellence and Outstanding Production award in the Sear's Drama Festival. Shifting focus from the theatre to film, Jeremy studied film and television at Niagara College (he would later return as a visiting professor) where he made his award-winning short film Selfless, Cold, & Composed. In the summers between school years he co-founded the Ontario Visual Heritage Project an award-winning documentary series that explores the history of Ontario. Though he has stepped away from it, the project continues to be produced and parts of it air on TVO. After moving Toronto, Jeremy has kept busy in the film and television industry working as an editor for films, Bolly Double, starring Sitara Hewitt, Saturday, starring Carlos Diaz and Tony Nappo, and television series including Carlawood, featuring Carla Collins and Ty Power Jr., as well as the Gemini award winning Princess, Wipeout Canada, and You Gotta Eat Here. As the goal has always been to work on his own projects, Jeremy wrote and directed the award-winning short film Mrs. & Mrs. Moosewood followed up by his award-winning short film for Bravo!, Hoff's New Direction, before directing his first feature film, The Untitled Work of Paul Shepard. It has screened internationally at film festivals and was given a limited theatrical run in Canada, in addition to playing on Super Channel. In 2011 Jeremy was nominated for Best Director at the Canadian Comedy Awards, in addition to being recognized by the Toronto International Film Festival in 2010 with the Irving Avrich Award for Emerging Talent in Canadian Film. Sex After Kids is Jeremy's second feature film as a writer/director and he is in development on a slate of television and feature film projects.
Jennifer Liao wrote, directed, and produced the short films Pride War, Person, A Tiny Prophecy, What You Eat (Bravo!FACT / Ontario Arts Council), CEO (Toronto Arts Council) and produced the Golden Sheaf Award-nominated short film Family First (Bravo!FACT). Collectively, they have screened at over twenty-five film festivals worldwide, including the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival, Palm Springs ShortFest, Detmold (Germany), Anchorage International, ReelWorld, Slow Food on Film (Italy), and Reel Asian. What You Eat has been broadcast on Bravo! Canada and Movieola and was licensed for Air Canada's in-flight entertainment players. CEO was recently broadcast on the CBC. Jennifer is a graduate of McGill University and was awarded the WIFT-T (Women in Film and Television – Toronto) CBC Business of Broadcasting Mentorship in 2007. She was also a writer on the social media storytelling project Crushing It! A Social Media Love Story (Story2.Oh), and directed behind-the-scenes videos for the IPF-supported web series Ruby Skye P.I. Sex After Kids is her first feature film as a producer. She recently completed principal photography on her first feature film as a director, The End of Days at Godfrey Global Inventory.
After nearly 20 years working in many different areas of the Film/TV/Radio industry, the serial Entrepreneur has finally landed in his final destination as a three-handed workingman. By day, a Talent Agent at the Characters Talent Agency, in which he grew up, working from the file room, to running the Voice Studio, assisting the head of the Literary department, to representing D.O.P.s for commercials. And that was just 11 years ago. Now working with some of Canada's top actors, he is in his zone. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Ryan also don's the cap of Executive Producer on Features such as At Home By Myself With You, and the short Best, April. He is developing another feature and Television show. At night, Ryan sits in front of a microphone, as owner of Smithee.tv, an Internet Video podcast channel, which houses such shows as the Mind Reels, Lewis at Large, and ATF Sports. Goldhar is the host of 'Cast This' with James Scott, interviewing Canada's talent from career beginnings to their highs and lows.
Zach is a multimedia developer, videographer and partner in Lock3 Media in Brantford, Ontario. He is the Director and Director of Photography for the Ontario Visual Heritage Project; a series of eleven documentaries on the history of Southwestern and Northern Ontario. He has acted as the Director of Photography in several short films as well as the feature film The Untitled Work of Paul Shepard. He has an honours B.A. in Multimedia, Theatre and Film from McMaster University.
Ann Tipper is an award-winning director of photography who has worked in narrative, dance, abstract and documentary film for the past decade. An honours graduate from Ryerson's BFA film program, Ann has shot across Canada, the United States, and England. She recently served as an additional cinematographer for the Hot Docs-featured and SXSW Audience Choice award-winning documentary Love Shines, on the career of Ron Sexsmith, and the PollyGrind-selected horror short Trust Face, which she also executive produced. She worked closely with Sex After Kids co-cinematographer, Zach Melnick and crew member Yvonne Drebert on their documentary films The Land Between and A Desert Between Us And Them: Southwestern Ontario during the War of 1812. Sex After Kids is her first feature film.
John Nicholls is an Award Winning Toronto-Based Editor that has been involved in the production of, as well as cut, a variety of promos, shorts, music videos, corporate, television series and feature films, including 3D. Since the beginning of 2012 he has been involved in editing the highly acclaimed BravoFact short The Sweetest Hippopotamus for Director Marc Roussel, as well as editing Director Gail Harvey's new feature film Looking Is The Original Sin.
Thomas Kratz is a graduate of The Humber School For Writers and his short fiction has been widely published across the U.S. In addition to writing, music from his debut album appeared in the Jeremy LaLonde film The Untitled Work of Paul Shepard. His latest musical collaboration,Tricks For A Mockingbird, was released in early 2012.
Lourdes Ruiz is a new media storyteller, animator, designer and an awarding winning fine artist. As a creative director with more than 20 years experience working in the creative industry, Lourdes is a dedicated, passionate, and innovative individual. She is currently specializing in motion graphics, broadcast animation and the visual effects industry.
As a creative professional, she has worked on numerous high profile projects for noticeable brands for various companies such as NBC Universal, Bertelsmann, and ABC Network; as well as agencies like Euro RSCG and McCann Worldgroup. She began working in publishing design and advertising in the early 90s, moving into the internet boom of content design and interactive media. Lourdes' “fire in the belly” was ignited towards animation and post-production in 2000. While enjoying her many travel adventures with her family as a videographer, she is also a published travel photographer.
Lourdes earned a Master of Science and Digital Design from New York University’s CADA program and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design and New Media from Parsons School of Design. Sex After Kids is her first feature film.