Help Picnicface make Roller Town into a feature film and you can win a prize with your donation

Canada is not just a country, it's also a great exporter of comedy. You knew that already, though, didn't you? Here's something you may or may not know, though: Halifax's Picnicface has received financial support from Telefilm Canada to make a movie called Roller Town.

Picnicface's Scott Vrooman told me "the trailer isn't indicative of the plot of the movie, it was filmed for tone and jokes, to kind of show producers we could do this ourselves. We actually didn't have the script written two years ago when we filmed that." Now that they've proven they can make a movie, they need your help. Specifically, they need your cash. "We've got some baseline funding, but we're hoping to use any funds we get to have more shooting days," Vrooman told me. "As it is, it's going to be tough to make it work, but we're going to do the best we can."

I saw Picnicface's Mark Little, who plays the lead in Roller Town, at the Montreal Just For Laughs comedy festival last weekend. He's funny. They're funny. Maybe you can help them out! In fact, they've even drawn up a list of prizes to include you in the filmmaking process if you decide to donate. You could have a character in it with your name. You could be in it yourself. You could even have Mark Little change his middle name to be your full name, for $500,000. Here's the list. And here's a video from Picnicface explaining some of the prizes. Roll it!

Sean L. McCarthy

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