For Immediate release:
Prairie Boy Productions WINS BravoFACTUAL Support!
The local boys won over the curiosity and support of Bravo and Bell Media with their documentary offering a Sophisticated insider's view of Mennonite culture through a comedic lens.
This grant will allow the company to share their project with a number of local professionals and generate exiting work for them!
BravoFACTUAL awards are granted by the BravoFACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) jury for the production of short form documentary projects. Since 1995, the purpose behind BravoFACT has been to support Canadians in short scripted projects and in 2011 began making calls for documentary films for Bell Media.
This year, the docu-comedy “That Mennonite Joke” was among the films selected. The film offers a glimpse into the humour in Mennonite culture, which according to director Orlando Braun is “an aspect that rarely – if ever – receives attention in the Media [Film & TV].” Starring comedian Matt Falk, the film follows his journey through his heritage to unveil the root of the humour to enhance his comedy act, but also to bring the audience in on the joke. The idea was created by “Prairie Boy Productions” an up and coming company from Winnipeg. It will be directed by Orlando Braun, Produced by Jorge Requena and will be released in summer 2015.
This BravoFACTUAL selection follows the win the film enjoyed at the MTS Stories From Home Pitch competition this summer at the Gimli Film Festival.
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