Taking My Parents to Burning Man wins it’s second award at it’s second festival.

So far our track record is 7 sold out shows in a rowTMPTBM Current poster v1 with laurels, an offer to have additional screenings at every film festival, and winning an Audience Award for Best Feature Documentary at every festival.

Awards so far:

  • Newport Beach Film Festival: Audience Award for Best Feature Documentary
  • Sonoma International Film Festival: Audience Award for Best Feature Documentary


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We got into the Maui Film Festival!

Hey Maui friends… Clear your schedule on June 5th for an outdoor screening of Taking My Parents to Burning Man!Screen Shot 2014-05-08 at 12.57.40 PM

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Guess where we are taking ‘Taking My Parents to Burning Man’ next.

1614269_545398162243435_3354140915584943762_oIllustration by Ed Appleby

Taking My Parents to Burning Man is going to be traveling around this month so don’t miss an opportunity to see the film.  We will be playing in Newport Beach, New York, and our home town of Vancouver Canada!

NEWPORT TICKETS: http://tinyurl.com/mtk4bpj

SOHO TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taking-my-parents-to-burning-man-noite-perdida-soho-film-festival-tickets-11328336359

VANCOUVER Screening info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1442834859288254/?ref=22

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We won the Audience Award for Best Feature Documentary at the Sonoma International Film Festival!

858835_10152324712924411_1494534212755005430_oIt’s official, Taking My Parents to Burning Man is now an award winning film.  We arrived at the Sonoma International Film Festival ready to premiere our film.  What ended up happening we could have never expected.  Our world premiere screening was at 9:15am on a Saturday and yet some how we sold out and sadly had to turn people away.  Our second screening was in such demand that we had to turn away over 200 people from the screening.  So the festival gave us an extra slot in one of their biggest theatres… Which we also sold out.

On that same night we won the the audience award for best feature documentary, we got requested to play two more times in the biggest theatre in Sonoma the following weekend. Guess what? We also managed to sell out that show as well.  Sonoma was an amazing start to our festival run, and we got to top it off by going to Pixar for a private screening for the Pixar staff.

So five sold out shows is our record, and the Next festival for us is Newport Beach.  Wish us luck!


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Soska Sisters review the film!

Twin sister horror directors Jen(left) & Sylvia Soska-who have become cult favourites since their breakout film "Dead Hooker in a Trunk". Their new movie is American Mary.

It’s a huge honour to know that filmmakers you look up to have watched your film. It’s an even bigger honour when they have such nice words to say about that film. Thank you so much to the Soska Twins at tWIStED tWINS PRODUCtIONS who pre-screened Taking My Parents to Burning Man and wrote such a kind review:

“Wow. What a touching surprise of a film. A truly moving, honest piece that bridges the generation gap and brings people together in the real spirit if Burning Man. It’s a real triumph.

I loved it. Great pacing. The family is so relate~able. And it’s just so sweet! I also found it really fascinating and informative as a Burning Man virgin myself. What an incredible experience. And it’s so nice to see a younger generation not only fall into that weird North American culture of being ashamed or separate of their family, but embracing their differences and coming together in a place that’s intended just for that. It’s surprising to see and meet the people who attend this event regularly. It’s really wonderful. Great pacing, charismatic lead, Spry Bry. It’s beautifully shot and cut together. Just an all round beautiful film, literally and emotionally.”


The Soska twins are amazing filmmakers and if you are a horror fan, you must see their work!


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What was it like for Co-Producer/Co-Director Joel McCarthy making this film?

Go behind the scenes and check out this blog on the Capilano Film Animation page.

Joel's blog

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CBC Music, and Peak Radio feature Bry!

Yesterday was a big day for Taking My Parents To Burning Man.  In the morning Bry and Li (Bry’s Mom) appeared on the Peak morning show, talking about their experiance.   We don’t have a recording to put online of the interview quite yet but that will be on soon.

Later on in the day CBC Music interviewed Bry about the project and turned that interview into a Q&A article that can be viewed HERE.

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