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Local filmmakers will tell local stories

A collaborative, made-in-Manitoba television series will tell the stories of a dozen intriguing Westman characters.

The "patchworks" project will air in late 2013 and consists of a series of 12 short vignettes that are being produced this summer.

The series will offer viewers a dozen brief, yet candid glimpses into the lives of everyday people in the Brandon and area community, captured in their own unique and intimate environments, says executive producer Graham Street.

They're being crafted by the Brandon Industry Group and will air on MTS-TV's on-demand channels.

"The group’s short portrait documentaries are about people and place," Street said. "There are 12 filmmakers working on this project from the Brandon Industry Group and we have all chosen 12 unique stories to tell. The collaborative nature of the project, in addition to a diverse subject list, should result in an eclectic 'patchworks' of stories about our community and the people that make it so vibrant."

Street points to the Brandon Industry Group itself as its own eclectic mix of characters, including members who range in skillset from professional and hobby filmmakers, to current and former media professionals, skilled graphic and website designers and other creative fields.

The Brandon Industry Group collective is a unique collaboration that MTS TV Executive Producer Cam Bennett says fits perfectly with their mandate.

"(It's) a gathering place for intensely local, made-in-Manitoba programs," says Bennett. "In Brandon, we’re pleased to have such a diverse collection of writers, producers and artists combine their talents to bring these stories to life."

Updates will be posted to a blog set up at indiebrandon.ca. The "patchworks" films will air in late 2013.

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