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Prairie Boys partner with Menno Apparel for merchandising!
Prairie Boy Productions secure a T-shirt merchandising partnership with Menno Apparel for the docu-comedy “That Mennonite Joke”. Menno Apparel is known for their funny Mennonite-themed t-shirts, so it was a natural partnership to the film exploring Mennonite culture through a comedic lens.
Menno Apparel started in 2011 as a way to support the work of MCC Abbotsford during its annual Relief Sale. In high school Jonathan Kornelsen came up with the idea of creating and wearing a shirt that said, “Menno Simons is my Homeboy”, but it wasn’t until 2011 that a shirt was made and Jonathan knew his idea could make a difference. As Jonathan explains “I’m thrilled to be a part of the film That Mennonite Joke because the documentary is going to be hilarious and it’s one of my corporate goals to start a conversation about all things Mennonite.”
Once the film is released, t-shirts containing jokes within the film will become available for sale. And until the film is released, Prairie Boy Productions and Menno Apparel have partnered to create three new “typical Mennonite jokes” on #MennoJoke t-shirts which are now available for sale at https://tshirt.mennojoke.com. Purchasing a shirt to discover the difference between a Mennonite and a canoe will support this film’s finishing costs.
“That Mennonite Joke” is in production with the support of MTS TV Stories From Home andBravo FACTUAL. The film offers a glimpse into the humour in Mennonite culture starring comedian Matt Falk. He hopes this journey through his heritage will 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.
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