Pizzaface: Pizza for Picnicface
If you order a pizza from Tomavinos Cellar Ristorante‘s today, 10 percent of your purchase will go towards helping Halifax comedy troup Picnicface make their disco roller boogie comedy movie, Roller Town. Picnicface has been doing a lot of creative fundraising, from selling invented dance moves named after you, to writing eulogies and raps and even offering to go insult a herd of cows for you if you pay the right price. Scott Vrooman let me in on why local pizza lovers and comedy lovers should join forces to support their movie.
Tomovinos offered us a deal where they would give Roller Town 10% of their pizza sales for the day in return for us promoting the deal.
How did you guys come up with this idea?
It was their idea. A good one I think.
How does Pizza for Picnicface help you guys make your movie?
Any money helps at this point. The art and costume departments are particularly strapped for cash at this point. And we also need way more money for post-production than we currently have.
Why should people support this?
I’ll answer the question “Why should people support a Canadian comedy film?” to which I would say: If we don’t make an effort to cultivate Canadian comedy talent here, and create opportunities for comedians, the best ones will all go to the U.S, which is so common at this point that it’s a cliche. We’d love to work here but to do so we need to be able to earn a living.
What kind of pizza do you suggest they order? Is there a preferred Picnicface pizza?
I’ve only had veggie so far, but I can honestly say it’s the best veggie pizza I’ve had. All local ingredients. Good stuff.