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Thomas Meadmore, writer/director: HOW TO LOSE JOBS & ALIENATE GIRLFRIENDS

February 20, 2015
Thomas Meadmore (right), director/writer of HOW TO LOSE JOBS & ALIENATE GIRLFRIENDS, with Tony Jackson (left)

Thomas Meadmore (right), director/writer of HOW TO LOSE JOBS & ALIENATE GIRLFRIENDS, with Tony Jackson (left)

1Q: Tell us a little about the origins of How To Lose Jobs & Alienate Girlfriends, from concept to financing.

“I’m following my gut” was the catch phrase of this disaster story.

Initially I set out to make a documentary about the themes of the creative process while tracking Tony Jackson (film maker & my boss) and Amanda Medica (waitress & my girlfriend) follow their dreams to become pro musicians… and through pure lack of tact on my part, I inadventantly destroyed the relationships and the film in the process.

How? You’ll have to come watch!

The story eventually became as much about our relationships as their quest to fulfil their dreams.

2Q: How To Lose Jobs & Alienate Girlfriends has its North American Premiere at Cinequest, but it has also done quite well at other film festivals. Will you be less nervous now at Cinequest? Does this process ever get any easier?

Yes I am nervous. After the last screening I had one audience member attack my motivations and integrity as a person, publicly. With this film I am very vulnerable and I make it safe for people to tell me what they really think. And they do.

3Q: What was your best and/or worst experience while making How To Lose Jobs & Alienate Girlfriends.

I truly cannot answer this! Come see the film and we can talk about it after Details are here…

4Q: Festival audiences often have to make hard decisions about what to see, and the catalog descriptions sometimes run together. In your own words, why should people see your film?

Tough call, especially with so many awesome looking films at Cinequest!

But who hasn’t wanted to tell their nearest what they really think of them? Well, come see what happens when you do while you happen to be filming them!

I don’t think you’ve ever seen anything like this. If you’re on the ride then it will hit really, really hard.

Q&A’s after are really colourful, so that’s another great reason.

5Q: Time to pre-plan: You just won the Oscar for How To Lose Jobs & Alienate Girlfriends. Give us your acceptance speech.

I am so glad you enjoyed my movie. Thank you for watching, thank you for voting – this is very encouraging.

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