Braveheart Parody Asks British Columbians to Take a Chance on Proportional Representation

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Viral video has been viewed more than 38,000 times, reaching nearly 80,000 in just over two weeks.  

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA (Nov. 28, 2018) – A bad lip reading parody of the movie Braveheart, has struck a silly and democratic chord with British Columbians, tallying more than 38,000 views and thousands of comments, reactions and shares on Facebook in just over two weeks.

BraveVote, a spoof movie trailer, was voiced and produced by Kwantlen Polytechnic University Public Relations & Environmental Protection Technology instructor, Andrew Frank, and was inspired by the American “Bad Lip Reading” series on YouTube.

“At the beginning of BC’s referendum on electoral reform, I remembered that Scotland uses a system of proportional representation, and the idea of doing a take-off on Braveheart flowed from there,” said Frank. “I wasn’t sure if other people would find it funny, but my phone has been lighting up with shares and comments ever since I posted the video on Facebook, and I've since boosted it a couple of times to reach a wider audience with the help of donations from others.”

Humour aside, the video has sparked hundreds of educational discussions about proportional representation, and hundreds of viewers have re-posted the video, encouraging their friends and family to vote.  

A copy of the video is available for media and public use (high resolution):

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Andrew Frank
Public Relations & Environmental Protection Technology Instructor
Kwantlen Polytechnic University