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Kyle business to raise funds for Redneck Betties movie

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Danny Hannouch, who has been taking part in the provincial theatre festival is now helping fundraise to help the production of the Redneck Betties movie through his pizza business in Kyle.. Danny Hannouch, who has been taking part in the provincial theatre festival is now helping fundraise to help the production of the Redneck Betties movie through his pizza business in Kyle..

A Kyle resident is using a fundraising idea to support the filming of the next Dead Prairies Productions movie and to raise awareness about his own business.


Danny Hannouch started his home-based frozen pizza business, H5 Dough ToGo, in December, but it has already expanded.
The business is now located in a 3,500 square foot fully inspected retail space in Kyle that used to be the Co-op building. He has over 30 years of experience in the restaurant business and his aim with this venture is to make high quality pizza dough that is more versatile than other products.
Initially he only used Facebook to market his new business and to take orders for the pizza dough.
“I’m getting into doing this fundraiser to get my name out there,” he said. “I’ve got a couple of those on the go and I’m going to do whatever else I can do to get my name out there.”
His aim is to use these fundraisers to collect money for schools, sports groups or non-profit groups through donating a portion of sales from his business to these groups. For more information about the business or to order dough, visit the company web page at www.h5doughtogo.com or call Hannouch at 306-375-7675.
He will be assisting the Cabri School on April 29 with their fundraising to build a new athletics track.
“They’re having a hot lunch,” he said. “I’m taking some dough there and I’m going to help them cook the hot lunch and do a demonstration.”
He decided to do a fundraiser for Dead Prairies Productions, a Swift Current not-for-profit production group, after meeting Devon Oman through Facebook.
Oman is the producer of the latest Dead Prairies Productions project, Redneck Betties: The Movie. The draft script for this movie, which will be a mockumentary, has been completed and it will soon be finalized.
Oman has previously co-produced two horror movies, Zombageddon in 2012 and Swift Nightmares in 2013. In both cases, the proceeds from the screenings of these movies in Swift Current were donated to the local SPCA.
The fundraiser by Hannouch will assist Dead Prairies Productions to obtain its own camera and sound equipment.
“We’re looking at getting our own equipment, because for Zombageddon we basically borrowed equipment or have somebody else come in and film it,” Oman said. “So we would like to get our own equipment and better equipment to keep making better films – better audio, better video quality, something to keep improving on and making people really appreciate it.”
Hannouch enjoys acting and he has already been involved with about six stage productions by the Kyle community theatre group, That Kritical Stage (See also Front and Page A23). He has been impressed with the work done so far by Dead Prairies Productions.
“They do everything and they give it back to the community but they don’t have any money to do the next production,” he said.
He decided to support the group’s new movie project because his dough business already has a following among Swift Current area residents.
“Being that it’s a movie about the Redneck Betties, very well known in Swift Current, we want this to be a good-looking film,” Hannouch emphasized.
“We’ve got to do it the best we can. So if we can raise some money through the dough fundraiser, maybe we can get a new camera out of it.”
While the details are still being worked out, his intention is to set up a table at one of the malls in Swift Current during May where he will be able to sell dough and prepare his popular pizza crust for people to taste.
“I’ve had a huge following with my pizza crust,” he said. “It started off locally, and then people bought it and they use it at home and find this is better than any pizza dough that they’ve bought.”

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