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April 4, 2012 12:15 PM
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Decide Who Talks to the Sundance Institute: Vote for March's Project of the Month!

March is now over, and it's time to choose one of our Projects of the Week to be named March's Project of the Month. The project that receives the most votes for Project of the Month will receive a consultation from the Sundance Institute!

Voting will be open until Friday April 6 at 5 PM.

Go to the poll below to vote for March's Project of the Month!

The links to more information about each project are below.

"Ape"

Trevor Newandyke is a struggling comedian. Not only does he bomb on stage, but he bombs in everyday life. He’s fed up with all the jerks who push him around. All he wants is a break, and for someone to get him. Instead of taking a breath and getting himself together or taking his anger to the stage, he turns to the loud din of his headphones and the crackling glow of fire to ease his mind. He’s not only a lousy comic, but a pyromaniac, as well.

"The Real Mikado"

An out of work Asian-American actress in New York runs out of money and moves back in with her parents in the suburbs of Detroit. Her hometown is facing a budget crisis and threatens to shut down the community theater so she agrees to direct a production of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado" to try and save it.

"Sex After Kids"

It's the film that every single parent in the world is going to want to see. It's edgy, poignant and hilarious and through it's ensemble nature covers a vast amount of relationships from the single mom, the same-sex couple, the newlyweds who have lost their grove, a power-couple who aren't attracted to each other anymore, and a retired couple who are setting their last child off into the word and trying to see if they should stay together. It literally has something for everyone. And it's cast is some of Canada's hottest talent both old and new

"Flex is Kings"

"Flex Is Kings" is a documentary about street dance set in East New York, a highly impoverished community in Brooklyn. Despite the high crime rates, a large and growing group of young men are resisting gang life to pioneer a form of narrative dance that tells the story of their streets. Their self organized dance battle competitions involve mock gun battles as well as dream-inspired flights of fancy. The film--shot over 2 years and over 300 hours of footage--tells the story of this art form—called “Flexing”-- and focuses on some of its key personalities.

38 Comments

  • Giovanna Fisichella | April 7, 2012 4:25 PMReply

    SexAfterKids is the best project for me.I voted this Film plan, Jeremy LaLonde deserves all my esteem

  • LM | April 6, 2012 5:23 PMReply

    A shame and a squandered opportunity to give up-and-comers a shot in lieu of established Canadian insiders. Flex Is Kings should have won.

  • AB | April 6, 2012 6:22 PM

    They still get the exposure of this do they not? It's hard to say that any one project is any more deserving than another, but it's also not fair to say that something like Sex After Kids is undeserving. They're making a film on a shoe-string budget as well and working their butts off to bring exposure to themselves. It's sad that anyone would knock any of these projects as they are all deserving. This isn't the end of the road for any of them.

  • V | April 6, 2012 3:45 PMReply

    ITS SAD TO SEE PEOPLE NOT GIVE KIDS THAT ARE DOING SOMETHING POSITIVE WITH THEIR LIVES, THEIR NOT KILLING, OR ROBBING, OR IN JAIL. THESE KIDS DESERVE EVERY BIT OF THIS SUNDANCE OPPORTUNITY. HOW CAN A FILM ABOUT MIDDLE AGED WOMEN HAVING KIDS AND SEX BE SO POSITIVE AND HIGH RANKED. WHAT ARE YOU PROMOTING TO YOUNG KIDS..WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO?? VOTE FOR FLEX IS KINGS.. ITS REAL, NOT SCRIPTED AND IT SO SURREAL .. LETS MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THIS WORLD. SEX AFTER KIDS ALREADY IS ESTABLISHED BY CELEBRITIES.

  • OO | April 6, 2012 4:58 PM

    CS - Think before you speak. Consider that perhaps some of the audience for Flex Is Kings may be typing their heartfelt comment from a phone which makes it difficult to use proper caps and/or punctuation. YOUR comment is the one that is "ignorant and prudish." To scold someone who is standing up for a documentary about an impoverished community saved from violence by dance is hideous. And to vote out of spite is ridiculous. Shame on you.

  • Ginger | April 6, 2012 4:57 PM

    Hahahahahaha...CS...so TRUE!! xD Great!

  • CS | April 6, 2012 4:44 PM

    Due to your post specifically, I voted for "Sex After Kids", because in no way do I ever want to agree with someone who posts in all caps, can't type, and is totally ignorant and prudish.

    Thanks.

  • Ginger | April 6, 2012 4:23 PM

    "What are you promoting to young kids...what is this world coming to?" ...erm...what about this film does show kids something wrong please? I don´t get it...

  • AC | April 6, 2012 3:06 PMReply

    Zoie Palmer is just gorgeous and absolutely hilarious. Sex After Kids looks like it will be great.

  • ann | April 6, 2012 2:03 PMReply

    Wow.... Over 1000 votes is pretty extreme. Maybe that's normal for these polls. At any rate, ape looks pretty rad. Unlikely to win this wack competition, but still rad.

  • Brooklyn | April 6, 2012 2:00 PMReply

    Flex is Kings is going to be an incredible documentary and without the stars that Sex After Kids has, really needs this opportunity to meet with Sundance to see where their project can go. Please vote for Flex and give these kids a chance to be known for making a choice to invest in themselves instead of succumbing to the pressures of their neighborhood. They have an incredible story of thriving under incredibly difficult circumstances - give them a chance to tell it!

  • rudeboy | April 6, 2012 12:26 PMReply

    flex is kings is gunna b mind blowing

  • Fanny | April 6, 2012 10:46 AMReply

    Sex After Kids looks like interesting!! :)

  • Ros | April 6, 2012 2:34 AMReply

    Sex after kids!! Great concept. Great cast. Great writer!

  • R~ | April 5, 2012 11:42 PMReply

    The Real Mikado should be project of the month because of its powerful storyline and possible impact on its audience. I can already vision this movie,as being strong, impacful and no doubt has some humor in it too. this one suref got my vote!!:)

  • Jenny | April 5, 2012 11:35 PMReply

    SEX AFTER KIDS! .. I can't wait to see this film it's already got me so excited. The cast looks amazing and the writer/director is very in tune and personal with the fans/people supporting the film. Such a nice guy! (and talented - obviously!) :P Again. can't wait!

  • Nikki | April 5, 2012 8:05 PMReply

    Way to go Flex is Kings! I love dance and the story of these guys is amazing!

  • Jane | April 5, 2012 8:02 PMReply

    Flex is Kings is the best by far! The content is rich and meaningful. The shots fantastic!

  • Mark | April 5, 2012 11:06 PM

    No film is the best, its only which you, based on the storyline are most intrigued by. It would be great if all (4) films could win. This is a great program and the real reward here is the exposure to thousands of people. Share the good word for all of these great upcoming projects and best of luck to all of you, whether you win or not.

    My vote has to go for Sex After Kids. Im not saying its the best, I am simply saying as an avid fan of the independent film industry, the cast in this film screams success and laughs.

  • Jason | April 5, 2012 5:09 PMReply

    Sex After Kids is surely the choice here. All of these films have such great potential, but Sex After kids has such a wide audience and the cast is some of Canada's best. Director Jeremy Lalonde is unknown today in the US, come see this wall in a year and remember where you heard his name first. SEX AFTER KIDS.

  • Whitney | April 6, 2012 4:23 PM

    Jason, the reason I'm voting for Flex is Kings is because these poor, minimum wage dancers have to deal with attitudes like yours all their lives.

  • Jeff | April 6, 2012 4:11 PM

    Jason,

    "My guess is you are high, you probably have a minimum wage job (if you arent one of those losers protesting and wasting tax payers dollars every day)." Talk about an indecent attack on what should be a totally positive website. So you think someone with a minimum wage job is less qualified to weigh in on what they want to see in film? I wonder if you've ever met an independent artist.

  • Jason | April 6, 2012 11:23 AM

    Steve,

    First of all, you have no idea what you are talking about. The teasers are not part of the film, just little videos from the actor's to get some fundraising. Once the film is done with shooting, a real trailer will be available for viewing. Secondly, for you to come onto an independent film-makers website and bash an artist is just plain sad. My guess is you are high, you probably have a minimum wage job (if you arent one of those losers protesting and wasting tax payers dollars every day). Do us all a favor and get off of this message board. Unless you have something positive to say about these projects that talented artists are pouring their hearts into, get the F out.

  • steve | April 6, 2012 12:59 AM

    MMmmm, I've never heard of any of these people. And this film is about as fake as some of these comments. It seems like a mockumentary, but not a very funny one. Something that has potential, but seemed more interesting as documentary. It could possible work as a mockumentary, but the problem is it just looks completely ridiculous. Unfortunately, not an a good way. Or maybe I'm just stoned? Or maybe it's just b/c I'm not very hip? At any rate, I was expecting it to be a lot better than what I saw.

  • Marisa M | April 5, 2012 2:10 PMReply

    Voted for Sex After Kids and can't wait to see it!

  • Joel Potrykus | April 5, 2012 1:54 AMReply

    Yo, Tyler and Larry. I made that movie and I want to party with you dudes. Hit me up...joelpotrykus@gmail.com. (unless you're just my homeboys under aliases.)

  • Sarah Bardin | April 4, 2012 11:12 PMReply

    FLEX IS KINGS looks absolutely breathtaking. A profound and poignant look into the lives of a group of inspired street dancers from the most impoverished neighborhood in NYC. Let's dance.

  • Tyler | April 4, 2012 10:33 PMReply

    Yeah, Ape looks awesome. I can't believe they don't have more votes.

  • Larry | April 4, 2012 10:33 PMReply

    APE is where it's at... can't wait to see more.

  • Lynn | April 4, 2012 10:21 PMReply

    Flex is amazing! A wonderful look at the passion of dancing. Beautifully shot! Can't wait to see more.

  • ThomDog | April 4, 2012 6:46 PMReply

    Ape literally has nothing for everybody. But something for some of you. It's gonna blow up.

  • Shenaaz | April 4, 2012 6:36 PMReply

    Just voted for the chipmunks of Sex after kids! :) (South Africa)

  • Rosanna | April 4, 2012 5:17 PMReply

    VOTE 4 THE REAL MIKADO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    NOW.

  • OyamO | April 4, 2012 4:41 PMReply

    As a professional playwright and professor of theatre at the Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, The Real Mikado is what most interests me. It could be an exciting venture in a city, Detroit, that is economically suffering. This film could be quite uplifting to all those who see it. The actress wants what the city wants and needs. This film could inspire hope in individuals as well as in an entire city.

  • rae | April 4, 2012 4:02 PMReply

    Vote ape. It's a.maz.ing.

  • Jeremy LaLonde | April 4, 2012 3:03 PMReply

    Hey everyone! Jeremy LaLonde here from SEX AFTER KIDS. I just want to take a moment to thank everyone voting for any of the projects. We're all here trying to make our films a reality, and we're all winners just by being here. If you love any of these films enough to vote for them, go the extra distance and contribute as well, or spread the word about them. Even the smallest of contributions help so contribute to one (or all!) of them and vote with your money if you're able, or your social media outlet if you're not. Let's all make some awesome projects together!

  • John Wu | April 4, 2012 2:48 PMReply

    The Real Mikado - got my vote!! Can't wait to see the film.

  • RANA DEBAISSI | April 4, 2012 1:12 PMReply

    Sex After Kids is a hilarious, and brilliant. It speaks the truth!