Director Sean Garrity and writer/actor Jonas Chernick have made have been working together for over 20 years, with around 10 films to show for it. It’s a partnership that’s grown and developed over time and, judging from their latest comedy, The End Of Sex, is destined to continue.
Their new collaboration sees Emma (Schitt’s Creek’s Emily Hampshire) and Josh (also played by Chernick) wondering if their marriage has become dull and boring, even though they had always thought it was perfectly happy and secure. With their children away at camp, they have just seven days to get back that all-important spark – and a series of adventures and encounters take them right out of their comfort zone.
Garrity and Chernick, together with producer Justin Rebelo, found time on the day of the film’s UK premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival to talk to us about why they worked together so often and their reasons for bringing Hampshire, another long-term collaborator, on board. Chernick also considered the challenges that went with being both the film’s writer and lead actor. And Garrity recalled the most awkward scene to shoot in the movie, while Chernick remembered his most awkward acting moment in front of the camera.
The End Of Sex was screened at the Glasgow Film Festival on 2 and 3 March 2023. A UK release date has yet to be confirmed. Read our review of the film.