Crossing the 180: Ep. 9 – Erik Proulx

When life throws you lemons, make lemonade. Or in this case, make a movie; then call it “Lemonade: The Movie.” Today’s guest is the creator of an inspiring documentary short with that name. Erik Proulx was in the advertising industry when after being laid off he started a website called “Please Feed the Animals.” Then that project led to creating a community of other ad execs who lost their jobs. And through the power of social media, from that community was born this film. This is the episode to listen to if you’ve ever lost a job, or if you’ve had a fear about pursuing your dream. Erik and his story will inspire you.

We talk about the details of how this film got started, production details (e.g. cameras used, etc.), and how social media (Twitter and blogging in particular) helped him get this film made with almost entirely volunteer work.

Bumper music for this show is “Tater City” by Glenn Shambroom, part of the TRUE ROMANCE collection, courtesy of Triple Scoop Music.

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Erik Proulx on “Crossing the 180″
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