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September 11th, 2013 – For Immediate Release

Brandon, MB – “patchworks,” a collection of documentary vignettes profiling a dozen intriguing Westman residents, will see its big-screen premiere on Sunday, September 29th, during Brandon’s free Culture Days festivities.

The television series, produced locally by the Brandon Industry Group collective for MTS TV’s Stories From Home, will be screened at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29th, at the Evans Theatre on the Brandon University campus.

The premiere is a free public event being run in conjunction with Culture Day activities being staged nation-wide from Sept.27th to Sept.29th.

“I am delighted that ‘patchworks’ will be premiered as part of Brandon’s Culture Days because, at its heart, ‘patchworks’ is a project about community,” says series executive producer Graham Street. “Our efforts are a glimpse into the rich and varied community of Brandon and its surrounding area, and it is also a project that has brought together a growing community of local filmmakers.”

Local producers contributing to “patchworks” include Street, Greg Sherris, Diane Nelson, Craig Cesmystruk, Chris Beyette, Brooke Clayton, Colin Corneau, Danielle Adriaansen, Allison Collins, Nate Bower, Shaun Cameron, and Grant Hamilton.

A brief biography of each producer, along with a synopsis of their respective “patchworks” subject, has been posted on the Brandon Industry Group’s website, found at

All 12 episodes of “patchworks” will be screened, back-to-back, beginning at 3 p.m. Seating is limited, so interested members of the public are encouraged to come early for guaranteed comfort.

Admission is free; however, cash donations are welcome and will be given directly to the Brandon Film Festival’s “Save Our Screen” campaign.

“We are very pleased to host the Brandon Industry Group’s ‘patchworks’ community premiere,” says Brandon Film Festival President Ron McPhail. “We strive to showcase Canadian films and film-makers. We are proud to be a venue where the public can see the really good work that emerging film-makers right here in Brandon are doing.”

More information about the Brandon Film Festival and the Evans Theatre can be found here:

Check out other Culture Days activities happening around Manitoba and the Westman region by clicking here:

Meanwhile, “patchworks” will be available for cable television viewing via MTS TV’s Stories From Home on-demand service in late fall of 2013.


Contact: Allison Collins . Promotions, Brandon Industry Group . (204) 573-0907.