Born of internet mecca 4chan, the “Brony” phenomenon is a flourishing community of adult, mostly straight, male fans of the children’s cartoon My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Brent Hodge’s funny and illuminating documentary surveys the members of this surprising subculture, framed by the journey of Ashleigh Ball, one of the show’s voice actors, embracing her unexpected fan base.
Length: 79 minutes
Canada, New Zealand
Director: Brent Hodge
Screenwriter: Brent Hodge
Producer: Brent Hodge, Carolyn Wells, Ashleigh Ball
Editor: Brent Hodge Nicholas Shepard, Jaime Martinez,Andrew Huculiak
Associate Producer: Chris Kelly, Lauren Bercovitch, Mike Bernstein
Cinematographer: Brent Hodge, Josh Huculiak, Joe Schweers
Executive Producer: Morgan Spurlock
Composer: Chris Kelly, Cayne Mckenzie, Hannah Epperson
Cast: Ashleigh Ball, Mike Bernstein, Bryan Mischke, DustyKatt, Marsha Redden, Pat Edwards
Brent Hodge started his directing career with the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), eventually directing five full-length documentaries, including the Leo- nominated, Winning America (2011) and What Happen’s Next (2012). Brent has also worked with OWN Network, Slice, National Geographic, National Film Board of Canada, Discovery Canada, and OLN Network, and has done web video content for Mcdonalds, GAP, Samsung, and Big Rock Brewery.