For Immediate Release:
Graffiti Stories and That Mennonite Joke both accepted to Freeze Frame International Film Festival!
Prairie Boy Productions will present two films at this year’s Freeze Frame International Film Festival; Graffiti Stories: From Dark Alleys to Bright Futures, a hip-hop documentary directed by Jorge Requena Ramos and produced by Orlando Braun, and That Mennonite Joke a docu-comedy exploring humour in Mennonite culture directed by Orlando Braun and produced by Jorge Requena Ramos.
"We are super excited to have both films at the festival. We feel they will connect with the youth” comments Jorge.
Freeze Frame International Film Festival for Kids of All Ages was created to provide young people in Manitoba access to quality films and videos from around the world. Freeze Frame selects films and videos that will entertain, teach and challenge children and youth by exploring situations and issues not normally explored in mainstream media. This year’s festival will take place March 5-12, 2017 [see www.freezeframeonline.org], and here are the two dates to keep in mind:
· That Mennonite Joke [http://www.freezeframeonline.org/that-mennonite-joke/]:
o March 9, 2017 – 1 pm
o March 10, 2017 -10 am
· Graffiti Stories [http://www.freezeframeonline.org/graffiti-stories/]:
o March 9, 2017: 2 pm
o March 10, 2017: 11 am
"What both these films have in common,” Says Orlando, “is that they both give you a window into a culture from a new and inspiring point of view.”
Graffiti Stories was produced by Prairie Boy Productions for MTS TV Stories From Home, and with the participation of Manitoba Film and Music, Manitoba Film and Video Production Tax Credit, and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.
That Mennonite Joke was produced by Prairie Boy Productions for MTS TV Stories From Home, produced with a grant awarded by BravoFACT [Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent] a division of Bell Media Inc., and with the participation of Manitoba Film and Video Production Tax Credit, and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. The film was the winner of the Stories from Home Pitch Competition at Gimli Film Festival 2014, and winner of BravoFACTUAL support.
The accompanying Mennonite Joke Book app can be downloaded on http://app.mennojoke.com/ for iPhone or iPad. The app is produced by Prairie Boy Productions and Electric Monk Media, and supported by On Screen Manitoba, Winnipeg Film Group and Manitoba Film & Music.
For more info, photos or interview requests please email:
info [at] prairieboyproductions.com