Prairie Boy Productions Awarded BravoFACTUAL Support

December 15, 2014

Prairie Boy Productions Release

Prairie Boy Productions has been awarded support of Bravo and Bell Media with “That Mennonite Joke”, a documentary exploring Mennonite culture through a comedic lens.

BravoFACTUAL awards are granted by the BravoFACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) jury for the production of short form documentary projects. The funding program for non-fiction shorts – now in its second year – has awarded a total of $360,000 to eight filmmakers to assist in the production of their work. The projects were selected by a jury that met on Dec. 11 to decide the winning projects.

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.

For more photos or interview requests, please contact
Jorge Requena [Producer] at or
Orlando Braun [Writer/Director] at

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