Save the Planet Already!
- Release Date 2020
- Running Time 66 minutes
- Closed Captions No
- Availability Canada, USA
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The planet’s ecosystem might be in trouble, but at least we can laugh a little about our environmental woes. Seven comedians perform live at the Kino Café in Vancouver, British Columbia. Host Steve Allen is a veteran comic and enjoyed taking shots at the comics he was introducing calling Stuart Jones a “nerd” and K.C. Novak “trash” because she is also American. Alannah Brittany thought Steve called her “fat” when he actually said “fact lady”. Stuart Jones suggested Steve was a “dirty fracker”. Steve later claimed he was not the Steve… Jones was referring to. Patrick Mahliha, during the middle of his set, turns the audience, suggesting that “He’s not doing well” because he’s working for The Green Channel. Director Renyard liked it so much it became a key part of the advertising campaign.
“Some projects are just meant to be”, says director Scott Renyard. A chance meeting with Steve Allen, the owner of Kino Café in the spring of 2019, instigated by producer Jon Ornoy quickly led to the creation of a theme comedy night for the environment. Acting on the recommendations of Steve and his business partner Laura, a meeting was held with several up and coming comics from the Vancouver area. This led to a series of meetings that went into pre production right away. Within 3 months, the dates were set and the film was underway. The turnaround, at least for the shooting part of the film was very quick. The post production, however, took much longer mostly due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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