OCTOBER 2018 - QUICK NEWS FLASH - WE HAVE A PREMIERE DATE!

Keep your diary free for November 11th, we are celebrating in New York city, at the largest documentary film festival in the US. Get your tickets here and we will see you at our World Premiere! http://www.docnyc.net/film/to-kid-or-not-to-kid

The screening will be at DOC NYC‘s principal location in Greenwich Village’s IFC Center (on Sixth Avenue at West Third Street). Be sure to stay in touch on our facebook page leading up to the premiere. https://www.facebook.com/tokidornottokid/ And see you there!!!!

 DOC NYC AT IFC CENTER

DOC NYC AT IFC CENTER

Maxine, husband Josh and camera

FALL 2018 - FIRST DAY OF FALL AND THE FILM IS DONE! AND, AND, AND, MORE NEWS.

WE’VE FINISHED THE FILM after 5 years of making it and it feels incredible. Thank you for all your support along the way - both financially and emotionally. We literally couldn't have got this far without you.

With the production phase over, our attention is now all about getting the film seen. We've begun talking to distributors and film festivals already, to get the film out to you. So watch this space or head on over to facebook, or twitter, or whatever platform you prefer https://www.facebook.com/tokidornottokid

If you’re worried about not hearing about the release, the best thing to do is add your email address to our home page here. That way you can keep up with all our news and updates. And please share with your friends and colleagues who may feel the same way or be torn about what is best to do themselves. From my experience, just knowing other people are going through the same as me has been a great support. The more people we can share our film with the better.

  • WE ALSO SHOT OUT OUR NEW PUBLIC TV PILOT

 SHOULD WE KID OR NOT ITVS PILOT CREW PHOTO

SHOULD WE KID OR NOT ITVS PILOT CREW PHOTO

But that’s not all, this weekend we shot our first ITVS pilot for a spin off web series. Where people across the divide get a chance to talk with each other about whether we have kids, or not. Simply titled “Should We kid Or Not”. ITVS helps fund independent film makers like me to tell their stories and reach millions either through public service television or online. The hope is that the web series will be picked up to have further episodes and a full series online. Again we will let you know if they decide to go to a full series. If you want to be involved/tell your story we’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch at Contact@helpmanproductions.org

  • A FIRST - ARTICLE IN CHRISTIAN MAGAZINE ABOUT CELEBRATING BEING CHILDFREE

https://www.christiantoday.com/article/child-free-by-choice-why-it-can-be-something-to-celebrate/130520.htm

And now to today. And this feels a huge success. The biggest Christian online magazine ran an article about the film with the headline “Childfree By Choice, why it can be something to celebrate”. I’m from a religious background and sometimes when I’ve gone to church in the past it has felt so family focused that I really have felt the odd one out, so I’m thrilled that we’re getting recongnized by the Christian community.

  • EMPOWERMENT, BREAKING THE MYTHS WITH A HASHTAG

We also want to hear about ways you have broken the myths about living childfree. We’ll post the best ones we receive. Tell us how you respond to people when they ask you why you don’t have kids. By using the hashtag of the film #tokidornottokidthemovie AND #breakingthemyth or #bestresponses

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Many thanks again for your time and support.

SUMMER 2018 News news and more news. TRAILER RELEASE screening in Minneapolis we’re coming for you on September 14th to be exact. This week our never before seen trailer will be screened with clips of the film, and interview with Maxine at the Casket Arts Cinema http://www.casketarts.com. We’ll release the trailer online soon, watch this space.

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SPRING 2018 Do you know MIC? We love them, we got over three million views of this interview in early this year. Enjoy, we loved the interview. Many people got in touch with us and we were overwhelmed by your kind words and support.

Society has a tendency to make women who don't have kids feel like a "waste of a uterus" - but it doesn't have to be that way. One woman explains why she chose not to have kids.

2017 went out like a bang for us, sometimes having this last name helps. Maxine talked about her new documentary TO KID OR NOT TO KID on FOX News! Yeah. The film will be out next year.

After a contentious campaign in which Donald Trump spoke about how divided the country was, President Trump said he is not the one responsible for the division. "I didn't come along and divide this country," he said. Sibile met New Yorkers who share the same last name as President Trump, but are not related to him by blood.

2016 We were in full production from 2015 to 2017, having shot our first scenes in 2013, to see if people really wanted this story. in 2016 Brazilian TV found us.

As part of a longer segment about the choice to go child-free, Brazilian TV interviews filmmaker Maxine Trump.

Live Links to articles -

Making The Childfree Decision: Book Reviews - Maxine’s list of top ten childfree books to buy for Christmas 2017

Summer 2017 Magnifying Heather Heyer Maxine and childfree community members write in support of Heather’s work for the Ms. Magazine Blog

Spring 2017 Interview with Maxine on Newstalk Radio Breakfast Show on Why do we judge those who choose not to have children?

Maxine’s husband Josh writes about “Making the Big Decisions with a Camera Constantly in Your Face” for The Good Men Project

Behind the Scenes with ‘To Kid or Not to Kid’ Filmmaker, Maxine Trump  Huffington Post interview

Honoring the Childfree Auntie Maxine and fellow childfree writer Amy Blackstone writes for Ms. Magazine Blog