‘Indie Brandon’ Filmmakers Debut Second Collection Of Short Films



BRANDON, MB – “Patchworks 2”, the second 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 27th and 28th, 2014.

Sixteen 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 at2 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

Each film is a look at the life, work and personality of an individual in Westman — from an up-and-coming rock band to a beekeeper, from animal advocates to a Titanic historian, from an art curator to Brandon’s oldest living Chinese emigrant and more, each subject is as unique and varied as the members of B.I.G. themselves.

“What makes this project so interesting is the fact that there are 16 local filmmakers each making their own unique portrait documentary about someone from the Westman area. This ensures an eclectic mix of subjects, viewpoints and voices,” says Patchworks 2 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. “It’s great to see so much production of quality programming taking place right here in Brandon. Many thanks to MTS TV’s ‘Stories From Home’ for making this possible and for their continued support of local independent production.”

Local producers contributing to the group’s sophomore effort include: Graham Street, Danielle Adriaansen, Christopher Beyette, Nate Bower, Shaun Cameron, Craig Cesmystruk, Brooke Clayton, Allison Collins, Colin Corneau, Patrick McGriskin, Ken McKenzie-Cochrane, Diane Nelson, Chris Noto, John Scott, Greg Sherris, and Julie Watt.

A brief biography of each producer, along with a short synopsis of their respective “Patchworks 2” subject, can be found at the Brandon Industry Group’s website:


The producers of Patchworks 2 would like to gratefully acknowledge the support of the Evans Theatre, which is showcasing the films of the Brandon Industry Group for a second consecutive year. Members of the public are asked to come early as seating is limited. Admission to the Patchworks 2 premiere is free but a donation is requested to support the Evans’ ongoing “Save Our Screen” campaign. More information about the Evans Theatre and the Brandon Film Festival can be found at – www.evanstheatre.ca.

Be sure to look for other Culture Days activities happening around Manitoba and the Westman region by going to – http://mb.culturedays.ca/en

Customers of MTS TV can find all the films of Patchworks 2 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 2 (Brandon Industry Group) – (204) 720-3332. info@indiebrandon.ca