For Immediate Release:
Can That Mennonite Joke blow away the Windy Awards?
The Windy Awards announced its nominations to reveal That Mennonite Joke’s nomination for Best Documentary! The 2017 Windy Awards will be held Saturday, Feb 25 at 6 pm at the Winnipeg Film Group’s Cinematheque theatre in Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District. The awards honour local Manitoba filmmaking talent with four director and five craft categories.
This light and funny documentary features comedian Matt Falk as he digs into his Mennonite heritage to reveal deep entrenched humour – which he ends up using in his stand-up comedy act. The film directed by Orlando Braun has been selected in half a dozen festivals across Canada, and will be next appearing in the Freeze Frame International Film Festival in March, 2017.
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.
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info [at] prairieboyproductions.com
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