6ix Sigma Productions has had considerable success at this year’s Golden Sheaf Awards in Yorkton Saskatchewan. 6ix Sigma’s Telus funded documentary “Mr.Berry” won awards in the category “Documentary – History & Biography” as well as “Best of Festival” at the Yorkton Film Festival on June 18, 2020.
For 73 years, the Yorkton Film Festival has brought filmmakers and Canadian audiences together by hosting a physical screening to recognize the best short films that Canada has to offer. This year, due to Covid-19 the festival has shifted their celebrations online.
“Mr.Berry” features Brij Berry, a Prince George resident and long time math teacher, who has been teaching and tutoring math in the community of Prince George for over 65 years. He’s not tech savvy but he’s the “Einstein” of math in the community, and anyone who has met Mr. Berry can tell you what a special man he is.
Through discussions with Mr. Berry and personal stories told by his past and present students, the documentary explores the impacts of Mr.Berry’s patience and understanding, and what it means to dedicate your life to youth and the challenges they face.
In November 2019, 6ix Sigma premiered the film at the Prince George Playhouse. Proceeds from that screening were donated to establish two bursary awards at UNBC in Mr. Berry’s honour. Brij Berry has touched the lives of many people in Prince George and this award will be an honour to Mr. Berry’s dedication and passion towards teaching.
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