WLP available on iTunes in French, Spanish and German.

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Hi Folks, Caroleen here.

Wow, January  and February are already well behind us! Where did the time go?

We hope you’re doing well so far and that everyone’s year started with a positive BANG!

Ours certainly started very well with our distribution of We Love Paleo in French, German and Spanish since January 01.01.2016!

As a matter a fact, you can now go to the following shops to buy sub-titled in these languages:
in FRENCH on iTunes FRANCE
in GERMAN on iTunes GERMANY
in SPANISH on iTunes MEXICO

So spread the word and share with your French, German and Spanish speaking friends so they too can learn about Paleo and start turning their lives around!

And rest assure that we’ll be updating you with more news on the film and insights from the paleo community… so stay tuned guys.

Very LAST chance for early birds prices!

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Caroleen here.

I personally hate it when I don’t get a fair warning. Like when you go to the store and they tell you that the 30% discount on your favorite brand of raw coconut oil “ended yesterday”. Right?

Some would say you snooze you lose but we like to think that people are busy and have lots of stuff to take care of and might forget about yet important things to do.

Like getting their copy of We Love Paleo before the price goes up (because it will definitely go up) on January 1 2016—date at which our US distributor launches the film online, worldwide. (NOTE: If you were one of our Indiegogo backers, please know that on November 2, we emailed you a link to watch the film ahead of the release date.)

Therefore, as of 01.01.2016 We Love Paleo will be released worldwide under LOVE PALEO.

We talked about our slight name change in another post and we think the ”new” name remains recognisable enough for our fans and general audience to make the connection! Besides, our website, online shop, social media pages and IMDB profile will still show up as We Love Paleo and will not be affected by the change.

Come New Year’s day the film will be available on all the following platforms:
iTunes
Amazon
Google Play,
Vudu
Microsoft
Movies YouTube (transactional),
DirectTV
Verizon FiOS
Charter
Cox
Dish
Suddenlink
Rogers (Canada)
Eastlink (Canada)
Shaw (Canada)
WOW
Mediacom…

And that’s just the start of it. Talk about bringing paleo to the world!

So we hope you take advantage of this “heads up” to go and get your copy on our shop before we put the prices up (which are still being discussed with our partners).

We’ll keep you informed regarding language subtitling (French, German and Spanish are currently in the works) so that you can share with your non-English speaking networks around the globe.

Until then, stay fit and healthy!

Caroleen and the We Love Paleo team

WLP announces a SECOND signed distribution deal!

Gravitas_Ventures_logoThings are getting very exciting over here.

We’ve signed yet another deal, this time with a large US film distribution company called Gravitas Ventures. They’re one of the biggest out there and are a well-respected, well-known distribution company. If you’re in the know when it comes to distribution in the US, you’ve definitely heard that name!

So here’s how the story goes in a nutshell…

Rewind to December 2014.

I was looking at my emails at 4am… I know, I know, not very paleo but for some reason I had awaken and found nothing better to do than to check emails on my iphone. And there it was black on white: one of the high executives at Gravitas telling me how he had stumbled across our Berlin clip and was open to watch the final product. I seriously had to rub my eyes (it was 4 am after all) to check that the email was legit… because I had heard of Gravitas through filmmaking peer circles and here they were coming to us! So of course, we had a long chat a couple days later and it was agreed that we would stay in touch and submit the film to them once finished.

Fast forward to early August, 2015.

By now we’ve completed the film and sent it to GV for their perusal… and that’s it! They were still interested in getting We Love Paleo on their slate for a WORLDWIDE ONLINE RELEASE.

Now apart from being a cute little story, what does that have to do with you?  A couple things actually. If you didn’t buy the film at early bird prices or if you have purchased your copy but would like all your loved ones to see the film, then you’ll be glad to know that it will be WIDELY available online on other platforms. Dates and specifics have yet to be discussed but we promise to keep everyone in the loop.

The other great thing is that GV has a total reach of over 1 BILLION houses everywhere around the world! Now that’s pretty impressive if you ask me. We might be able to achieve our dream of changing lives around the world with our documentary, after all.

And it doesn’t stop there: as our worldwide online distributor, they will be taking on the tedious task of getting the film translated in French, Italian and German. We were always going to do this aided by passionate volunteers, but having someone else handle the nitty gritty in its entirety will allow us to go on and create other documentary projects.

As always, make sure to watch this space for further great news and a firm release date for the film.

Have a great week-end!

Caroleen

World Premiere in London — feedback & photos

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With the buzz of the carnival outside, groups dancing and crowds smiling, we began our own celebration inside The Gate cinema in Notting Hill.

On August 31st, we had our World Premiere! Where we were joined by numerous Paleo bloggers, friends and some of our cast and crew. As the attendees arrived, the drinks began to flow (a big thank you to Jameson!) Although the foyer was small, the room began to fill and became crowded as more and more appeared. As you can see we were having a great time!

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The time had come. We made our way into the huge cinema theatre, decked with red velvet seats, which held the screen behind the classic red curtain. All we needed now was an usher to hand out popcorn and ice cream. Everyone had taken there seats and the film was about to begin.
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Unfortunately despite testing, we did have a few technical problems with the projection, over-exposure and shown at a different aspect ratio leaving some of the subtitles to be cut off, but the film was enjoyed all the same. After a lengthy applause, we kicked off our Q&A. Along with the Director and Co-producer, Caroleen Moise Reimann and Co-producer Tjard Reimann, the cast of the film also took to the stage, Irena Macri, Darryl Edwards and Mark & Pete Davis. Questions about the challenges, benefits and advice towards Paleo brought up a great discussion and why it is important for people to watch this documentary.

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Here’s what people thought of the film:

“A truly superb documentary film. I absolutely loved it.” Richard Baggs, Primal Pantry

“A superb film.” Jill Gardner, Hate It Change It

“Excellent documentary detailing how a back-to-basic approach to health can holistically bring you back in tune against the current stem of epidemic health problems.” Jerry Dhillon, Evolution in Fitness

We would like to thank everyone who came to the premiere and to OurScreen and The Gate cinema that made it all possible. We all had a great night and was a good first-run of the film. We can’t wait to show the film to the rest of the world!

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photo credit: Tibor Kardos

An Absolute MUST-HAVE Book

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Hi guys!

Caroleen here.

What can I say… we’re suckers for the cool things our people create! Heck, there’s a reason why they made it in WLP: they are awesome, successful proponent of the paleo lifestyle and the community loves their stuff!

In this case, we’re talking about Darryl Edwards’ brand spanking new, Paleo from A to Z. I find the book very useful–there was definitely a gap in the market for such product–I mean how do you explain what ghrelin is to uncle Burt who wants to know what blood “gremlin” is and why he should even care?!

First the design: I’m sorry but who ever said “don’t judge a book by its cover” obviously lived in another era! I mean, that’s all that counts nowadays! If the cover sucks we often think the content will too… because why wouldn’t you have a catchy, sexy cover in this day and age of photoshop and HD stock photography, right?

Luckily Darryl’s book cover is quite simple, playful yet shockingly appealing: the duck tape concept just works.  There’s also something about crisp-white sheets of paper… (Or maybe it’s just me.)

When it comes to its layout, again the book is quite straight forward since it’s a dictionary. What I found really good was the fact that whilst the content hasn’t been dumbed down, it definitely hasn’t been made out to be so complex and elaborate that it can only be understood by someone holding a PhD. This was obviously what Darryl was going for here: mass accessibility. Still, it is worth noting that he has achieved somewhat of a feat here: vulgarizing language that is more often than not complicated and rooted in academia, chemistry and medicine. One only needs to go to the “Resources” section (page 301) to see what humongous task creating this book would have represented for Edwards.

Overall the book covers reasonably well all of the terminologies commonly used by people adhering to the lifestyle and is yet another tool (just like this cool little documentary about paleo coming out soon-wink wink), that can be used to educate ourselves and loved ones about human health.

The product description on www.paleofromatoz.com

The book consists of over 500 topics using jargon-free language and aims to dispel the misinformation that surrounds health and nutrition. The listings are set out in an easy-to-use A-Z format using a simple cross-referencing system linked to related topics. In this book you will learn:

  • The foods to eat and avoid that allow you to enjoy better health.
  • How to decipher acronyms such as HIITVLDLRCTBPA and AIP.
  • Simple tips to improve sleep, reduce stress and regain vitality.
  • How to better understand concepts such as blood tests, the role of inflammation and disease, hormones, and epigenetics.
  • How to make sense of the other choices that contribute to wellbeing – such as the toxic chemicals you should avoid in your food, on your skin and in your home.
I for one am particularly pleased to see the concept of epigenetics steadily making its way into the mainstream.
There’s another exciting thing about The Fitness Explorer’s new book: it’s being translated into German, Spanish and Italian and those versions will be released by the end of this year.–This will no doubt fill the global need for such a reference book.
For now, Paleo from A to Z is available in English on Amazon as an digital or printed book and all these various sites, so go get your copy now!
Have a great week-end everyone,
Caroleen

Newly signed distribution deal with Leap Frog Films!

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The past couple of weeks have been quite alright…

We’ve screened our film at Notting Hill’s 105 year-old cinema, The Gate, for the first time. Many people from the UK paleo community were there and it was quite nice to step out from behind a computer screen and meet people face-to-face! (There shall be a lengthier post about the event complete with photos coming very soon…)

What I want to talk to you about today is the fact that our lil’ doco was “picked up” by an Australian distribution company. That’s right: our team is proud to announce that we’ve signed a deal with Leap Frog Films and they will be setting-up and facilitating theatrical screenings all around Australia in partnership with Tugg Australia and distributing the film in DVD later on and more! To be honest, it’s quite validating to have peers or industry decision makers come forward saying that they’re interested in working with you! Especially when your their company slogan is “Good stories, well told, with heart and substance.” Moreoveer, Leap Frog’s small team have a combined experience in the film industry of over 45 years.

What does this means in terms of actually showing the film to an audience? Well, for starters a cinema owner came forward and asked to host a couple indie films including ours; our first screening in Brisbane at the end of this month and hopefully many more by end of 2015.

We promise to keep you abreast of all further developments. From the emails we receive, we know you are very eager to see the film… So Australia here we come: it’s now time to rally the cinema-going troops and get people in front of We Love Paleo!

Until then, stay well.

Caroleen

We Love Paleo: Released Trailer

Hi guys, Caroleen here.

Today marks an important milestone in any film’s development process.—It’s the day we share We Love Paleo’s trailer with the rest of the world!

While this is long overdue, we hope you will find it entertaining, enticing and that it ultimately makes you want to see the film once it’s released. (Read on for more details about that.)

Our goal with We Love Paleo is to reach a larger, more mainstream group of people who might otherwise never come across the paleo principles and ultimately inspire them to try it out for themselves. All this whilst entertaining them with a good story.

There’s something in it for paleo enthusiasts too, who will probably enjoy the fact that there’s (finally) a film touching on obvious topics such as nutrition, but also, fasting, sprinting, movement, chronic cardio, sleep and lots more.

Enjoy and thanks in advance for sharing our trailer with anyone and everyone you think WLP might benefit once it comes out!

NOTE: To view all our pre order packages, go here.

1- Is it finished? Nope. But we’re almost there!

We’re still working on animations that pack a punch. Bootstrapping the whole post-production (as you probably already know from earlier posts) and completing motion graphics ourselves to the highest possible standard along with chasing up external media clearances (which often takes a long time) has proven to take way longer than expected… Thanks for having faith in us.

2- Why did you create a trailer before finishing the film? We felt like you can only stop sharing material with your audience for so long before people start thinking the film will never come out or (worse) forget about it altogether. It was therefore imperative that we have something to show for all our hard work even if some of our better animations didn’t make it into the trailer. Thus although WLP will be showcasing plenty more animations, great clips and archival footage… there’s only so much you can show within a 3-minute clip.

3- When are you releasing it? There’s a lot of chasing around for formal permission when you’re using other people’s material (such as photos, video, etc.).—This is where I secretly wish I was Sofia Coppola and could readily use my “filmmaker’s magic wand” (i.e. the phone) to get everything sorted almost instantly. This said, we really don’t see ourselves releasing the film beyond summer 2015.

4- Is this the only trailer for the film? Yes, unless a third party (aka a film distributor) wanted to cut a new version. We’re now focussing on getting WLP passed the finish line within the next couple of months.

5- Will you be submitting the film to festivals? Yes, we do have some in mind. Our approach is to submit the film to festivals that don’t require us to premiere at their event since we don’t want our audience to wait any longer to enjoy our debut feature documentary. We’ll surely keep you posted on those developments as well.

That’s it for today!

Speak to you soon again,

Caroleen

Our OFFICIAL Film POSTERS

Hello everyone,

We decided to go with not 1 but 2 posters. This allows us to use 2 different taglines instead of just 1, now that to us sounds like a good idea!

So… here they are below my friends. We hope you like them…

Have a great week-end!

Caroleen

 

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We Love Paleo: May Update

We hope you’re all doing well and crushing it so far this year!

This update was long over due, and we surely didn’t mean to keep you in the dark. My co-producer, Tjard, and I have been working tirelessly on the edit and it is now almost finish.

So far, the feedback we’ve been receiving on the rough cut is very good and we’re confident you’ll like the end result. One of my main goals as a filmmaker was to make a film that would wet the appetite of the none initiated… Something that would leave them hungry (pun intended) for more. I wanted a film that would help “paleotarians”, broadly explain the main tenants of this lifestyle to their friends and family… I would say so far we’re ticking that box.

We’re a tad late on schedule, and we hope you won’t hold this against us too much. Some clearance issues are still pending for materials in the film, however we’re working very hard on this. We also have had a setback with completing the film simply because we’ve had post-production work produced earlier which no longer suit our vision today. Things evolve, so we’re back to the drawing board with a new plan.

We’re at the point where the film will soon be sent off to our audio mixer and color grader who will work their magic; We should have an OFFICIAL trailer for WLP very soon.

The good thing about post-production delays? We think the film will be a much better one, as we had more time to develop its story, our objectives and the overall quality that we believe the piece deserves. We owe it to YOU, the film and ourselves to make the best possible film we can possibly make with the resources at hand.

Since we surpassed our funding goal, We Love Paleo is eligible for InDemand thus we’re strongly considering joining this new program, which allows us to receive (much additional) from supporters on an ongoing base in exchange for EXCLUSIVE-to-Indiegogo rewards. 

Stay abreast of all new developments by following us on twitter @welovepaleo. And also go right ahead and subscribe to our newsletter now for regular updates to receive news on all-things WLP, you’ll be glad you did!

So thanks for bearing with us and we’ll speak to you again soon.

Caroleen and the WLP team

 

New year. New insight: working as a Producer on WLP.

 

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I want to let you in on a little secret. I’m not Paleo. (Cue the shrill screams).

Way back, when I first begun working on We Love Paleo with our Director Caroleen, I thought that my biggest problem was going to be my dietary status. I couldn’t give up the opportunity to work on the film, nor the chance to scoff another donut. So I figured, something had to give if I was to work in a foreign world of tight bods and tasty meat juices. How could I contribute something to this team, other than my dedicated producing skills, and fit in?

It turns out that, while yes, the majority of our cast and crew is in fact Paleo, something could be gained from being the outsider of the group. Perhaps I could take advantage of this perspective and use it to make our case bigger and better…

Enter criticism.

You get a lot of this ‘criticism’ stuff when producing a feature film, especially when it’s the director’s first feature film, and even more so when you tell people, investors included, that a good portion of the funds are to be crowd funded. But add in the term ‘Documentary’, and the subject ‘Health’, and all manners are thrown out the window.

Believe it or not, overcoming the ‘funding’ obstacle may not have been the hardest challenge in producing We Love Paleo. It was the undeniable criticism of what our team stood for, that was the more sensitive issue to work around. Being able to support, justify, and represent your own film is essential, so as a non-Paleo, and member of the general SAD-eating public, I found myself in a strange dilemma: what if people find out? It turns out, that this was an unfounded worry, as I was able to embody the typical audience member, the outsider to paleo, intrigued by what they saw, and spurred on to find out more.

Problem is, opinions are as populous as 2 cent coins, and in today’s digital day and age, the web is littered with easily available comments and criticisms on just about anything.  As with any way of living, dieting, thinking, or behaving, everyone has a different way to do it, and in producing We Love Paleo, we knew that this would be an undeniable issue. The Paleo diet is not brand new. Actually, it’s tens of thousands of years old, but the movement as we see it today is still shiny enough to get people talking. In fact, the Paleo diet has been covered by Time magazine, The Telegraph UK, Scientific American, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and countless other online and print publications. So it’s no surprise that for the huge number of supporters there are of the Paleo diet, there are just as many critics, meaning that our team has to deal with criticism on a daily basis.

The Paleo lifestyle is not a religion, and we want people to think for themselves. It is infinitely more effective in the long run to make people aware of the health dangers that exist in modern life, rather than to force them to fit in a box of what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’. Have you ever gone to the doctor about an ailment, and left feeling less sure about your diagnosis than when you entered? Everyone’s body is different, and what works for some, may not work for all. Evidently, through the medium of film, We Love Paleo succeeds in spreading our message of healthy eating and living to the masses. But more importantly, it is the individual, who thinks for him/herself, understands our message, weighs up the options, and reassess his/her lifestyle, eating habits, and routines that makes the difference. This is what Paleo thrives on, and the reason why today, it is so popular and talked about.

 

Cheers,

Sigourney (aka Ziggy)