KELOWNA–A Kelowna filmmaker is hoping to gain some recognition on an international scale.
He’s entered a commercial into the Doritos “Crash the Superbowl” video contest.
Stefan Matis decided to take on the challenge of creating a commercial last year, after reading that two men from Maple Ridge won the contest last year.
“I just had this question; and it was what would I do if I was stuck in the desert with a single bag of Doritos?” says Matis.
The question turned into a 30 second piece that is both funny and action packed.
It also features the Okanagan as one of the main components of the plot, as it stands in for a hot, dry, and deadly desert.
The Kelowna Film Commission helped Matis find exactly the right spot to shoot.
“They suggested a place in Oliver,” says Matis. “Then I went to the Osoyoos Indian Band. They’re great to work with. They provided a great location that provided the awesome backdrop that I needed.”
Matis got family and friends involved and rallied a crew of 15 people including actors.
There’s a lot at stake. First place wins a million dollars and the opportunity to work with Warner Brothers and DC Comics in Los Angeles, while the second and third prize winners both receive $100,000.
The grand prize winner will be announced at the 2016 Superbowl in Santa Clara, California.