‘Mad Men’s’ Jessica Pare, ‘Good Neighbors’ Actor-Director Jacob Tierney to Star in ‘Lovesick’ (Exclusive)

by Rebecca Ford
9/2/2015 3:19pm PDT. 

(I’m looking forward to doing this. I’ve also had to drop out of the National Elevator Project due to scheduling conflicts.)

Entertainment One has nabbed Canadian rights to the film, which will be helmed by Tyson Caron.

Laurence Anyways actor Jacob Tierney and Mad Men’s Jessica Pare will star in Lovesick, a film from writer-director Tyson Caron.

The Canadian film centers on thirtysomething Dash (Tierney), a depressed mural artist who goes on a journey of self-discovery when his ex (Pare) gets engaged to a man she barely knows. With his life crumbling around him, Dash turns to psychotherapy to navigate through the confusing labyrinth of love and the harsh realities of growing up.

Entertainment One (eOne) has nabbed Canadian rights to the feature, which also features an appearance by Jay Baruchel.

Kyle Irving of Eagle Vision is producing with the participation of Telefilm Canada and Manitoba Film & Music. Lisa Meeches of Eagle Vision and Tierney are executive producing. Production is slated to begin in Winnipeg on Sept. 8.

“We are delighted once again to work with this great team and bring this charming film to Canadian audiences,” said Patrick Roy, president, eOne Films Canada and Les Films Seville. “We fell hard for Tyson’s script and we are excited to add it to our upcoming lineup of outstanding Canadian films.”

Canadian actor Tierney, who also writes and directs films, appeared in Xavier Dolan’s Laurence Anyways, which competed in Un Certain Regard in Cannes in 2012. His other credits include 1998’s This Is My Father and 2000’s Poor White Trash. He also directed and wrote the 2010 film Good Neighbors, which premiered at TIFF, and the upcoming comedy Preggoland. He’s repped by the Gary Goddard Agency.

Pare, also Canadian, is known for her memorable role as Megan Draper on AMC’s hit series Mad Men. She will next be seen in Brooklyn, which stars Saoirse Ronan and will screen at TIFF after first premiering at Sundance. She’s repped by UTA, Encore Entertainment and 3 Arts Entertainment.

Baruchel’s film credits include Cosmopolis, This is the End and voicing the lead character in the How to Train Your Dragon series. The actor-filmmaker wrote and produced 2011’s Goon. He’s repped by CAA, Thruline Entertainment and Lichter, Grossman.

Thank You for Another Super IWW!

Lorraine James:

This is five months late, but the cabaret of monologues was a great experience I’ve had the privilege to be in. I’ve also blogged on it but it’s good to find others blogging about it too.

Originally posted on Sarasvati Transforms' Blog:

Twelve performances, three cities and nine SuperWomen! Our 11th International Women’s Week Cabaret of Monologues was a success – lots of people came out to celebrate and hear the incredible stories of nine amazing women written by talented Canadian playwrights. Thank you to all of our wonderful audiences for joining us to hear the stories of perseverance, self-discovery and empowerment!

Kim Kakegamic, Lorraine James, Jenna Hill, Samantha Walters & Mallory James at the UM Womyn's Centre Kim Kakegamic, Lorraine James, Jenna Hill, Samantha Walters & Mallory James at the UM Womyn’s Centre

Kicking off the week we performed to a great crowd at the Provincial Council of Women of Manitoba High Tea fundraiser! We were happy to be able to support this amazing organization that does so much to empower women throughout Manitoba. We were happy to also perform at another organization that does a lot to empower women, the University of Manitoba’s Womyn’s Centre. We performed there not only once, but twice last week!…

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National Elevator Project at FemFest 2015

Lorraine James:

I’m performing in “The Club”. Looking forward to this!

Originally posted on Sarasvati Transforms' Blog:

Ever covertly watch people in an elevator – now we invite you to do it openly as we offer plays in elevators at FemFest 2015! We have a special post from Melissa Thingelstad. She is the Director and Co-curator of the National Elevator Project. She addresses the innovative performance style of the plays and how each performance is different based on the audience. We cannot wait for FemFest to be part of this creative performance experience.

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Two Hundred Seventy

The program 
listings for last night’s encore presentation.      
   Instead of listing the films, I thought I’d take a snapshot of last night’s program. They were all pretty good too! According to Ben Williams, seven of the sixteen filmmakers were women and one of them was a teenager who wrote, directed and performed every role in it. I think it was “H is for Hadley” by Tessa Lupkowski. 

Two Hundred Sixty Eight

Ben Williams did a CJOB Radio Winnipeg interview last Saturday with Greg Mackling and there’s a brief clip of my scene in my piece, Cuddle Me by Amanda Kindzierski. They talks about, basically, the details of the contest, it’s first showing at the  Gimli Film Festival in Gimli Manitoba, then at the Cinematheque a few days later. There’s an award ceremony, but no need to dress like you’re attending the Oscars though. Consider making a film for next year’s contest. Anyone with a desire to make a four minute film can enter. If you’re an expert at film making or just a hobbyist, you can enter. Actually, anyone can enter.