‘Indie Brandon’ Filmmakers Debut Third Collection Of Short Films

BRANDON, MB – “Patchworks 3”, the third collection of documentary short films profiling a variety of intriguing people in western Manitoba, will debut on the big screen of the Evans Theatre at Brandon University during the weekend of nation-wide Culture Days festivities, September 26th and 27th, 2015.

Eleven short films made locally by the members of the Brandon Industry Group, a collective of area creative workers, were produced for MTS TV’s “Stories From Home” and will light up the screen starting at 2 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

These mini-documentaries exhibit unique personalities living in the Westman region — from a hula hooper to a yogi from India, from race car drivers to magicians, from a master doll maker to a veteran home brewer and more.

“There is a thriving community of documentary filmmakers here in Brandon and the Patchworks series showcases their many talents. This year’s installment of portrait documentaries will not disappoint as it again boasts an eclectic mix of subjects and stories from the Westman area,” says Patchworks 3 executive producer Graham Street, who has also made a series of other films for MTS TV along with being an Interactive Media Arts instructor at Brandon’s Assiniboine Community College. “Speaking on behalf of all the filmmakers involved in this project I’d like to take the opportunity to thank MTS TV ‘Stories From Home’. Their continued support of the television industry in Western Manitoba ensures local expression projects such as this can continue to be made.”

Local producers contributing to the group’s third effort include: Graham Street, Danielle Adriaansen, Christopher Beyette, Nate Bower, Shaun Cameron, Craig Cesmystruk, Allison Collins, Colin Corneau, Patrick McGriskin, Ken McKenzie-Cochrane, Diane Nelson, Chris Noto, Greg Sherris, and Julie Watt. A brief biography of each producer, along with a short synopsis of their respective “Patchworks 3” subject, can be found at the Brandon Industry Group’s website:

The producers of Patchworks 3 would like to gratefully acknowledge the support of the Evans Theatre, which is showcasing the films of the Brandon Industry Group for a third consecutive year. Admission to the Patchworks 3 premiere is free but donations to the Evans are welcome. More information about the Evans Theatre and the Brandon Film Festival can be found at –

Be sure to look for other Culture Days activities happening around Manitoba and the Westman region by going to –

Customers of MTS TV can find all the films of Patchworks 3 on the “Stories From Home” video on demand service following the weekend premiere. You can also find the B.I.G.’s original Patchworks films under the same menu.

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CONTACT: Graham Street, Executive Producer/Patchworks 3 (Brandon Industry Group) – (204) 720-3332.