A Brony Tale (documentary) highlights and explains the brony phenomenon around My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. The children’s animated series is produced in Vancouver and is based on Hasbro’s iconic My Little Pony line. The show has a strong male adult fan base which the Canadian-American documentary, A Brony Tale, explores by capturing first-hand experiences and reactions. The film follows Ashleigh Ball, Canadian voice actor and lead singer of the indie-band Hey Ocean!, to BronyCon 2012. She voices several characters on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
The documentary is mesmerizing as it gives onlookers an account of the phenomenon and scratches the surface of what it all means. Director Brent Hodge does well to document and complement Ashleigh Ball’s voice over career and the brony phenomenon seamlessly. The film contrasts with pop culture and mainstream entertainment as it opens the door to conversation about stereotypes, sexuality, gender roles. A Brony Tale is a great look at fandom in our modern society.
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Continuum, the Canadian science fiction series set in futuristic Vancouver, continues with it’s second season this spring. The time traveled plot revolves around Rachel Nichols‘ police character and a group of rebels. Continuum‘s international premiere dates include: April 21, 2013 (Showcase, Canada), May 23, 2013 (Syfy, UK) and June 7, 2013 (Syfy, US). Canada loves it’s sci-fi, and Continuumis extra special because it’s both filmed and set in Vancouver. Sci-fi television has found a true Canadian home with productions including Fringe, Eureka, Falling Skies, Continuum andDefiance.
Eve and the Fire Horse is a whimsical Canadian drama written and directed by Vancouver-based Julia Kwan. The film serves as a true melting pot of story telling as it uses imagination and honesty flawlessly. It explores faith from a child’s perspective and dives right into multiculturalism, religion, innocence and childhood. The great thing is that anyone, from any religion or at any age, should be able to both understand and relate to the film.