Bernie Brewer: Behind the Moustache Submitted to DearMKE Project
This summer, VISIT Milwaukee, the city’s award-winning convention and visitors’ bureau, teamed up with film producer Jack Turner to produce “DearMKE,” a project they are describing as a “love letter to the city.”
“DearMKE started as a way for all of us to show others what we love about our city. It is growing into a film, twelve documentaries made by local filmmakers, and a citywide contest that lets all of us tell our story like only we can,” says the project’s website. “We all know what makes Milwaukee such a great place. Isn’t it time everyone else did too?”
Jack, who resided in Whitefish Bay as a teenager and boasts an impressive resume, is capturing the best of Milwaukee on film along with other local Milwaukee filmmakers, but they are also asking for the help of local businesses and residents:
“Every neighborhood in Milwaukee holds memories and promises. Surprises and longtime connections. Revolutionary ideas and reflections. Amazing people and places. Every city block, every corner bar, every park, every school, every brick in every church steeple holds a story. Which one will you share about our DearMKE?”
The project calls for submissions via a video, photo, or written work.
To participate in this project, we compiled a history on the team’s number one fan, our lovable, mustachioed mascot. It’s called: Bernie Brewer: Behind the Moustache. Think you know the whole story about Bernie Brewer? Think again!
A special thanks to Cory Wilson, Matt Morell and Deron Anderson for their help putting this together and Bernie, Bonnie, Bango, Robb Edwards, John Axford, Gorman Thomas and Mario Ziino for their time!
The trailer to this video resides on the project’s website, DearMKE.com, where you can also submit your own ideas, which could appear in Jack’s film, or be featured in one of twelve short documentaries.
Jack’s film will premier at the Milwaukee Film Festival later this month (more on that, including John Axford’s involvement, to come!) and each of the documentaries will premier once a month on the project’s website. You could also win a prize package featuring tickets and gift certificates from various Milwaukee attractions. Hurry, the deadline is October 12.