Ford Cassella Productions exists to serve, create, foster, build, deliver to, and work with, niche and underserved audiences all over the world. We can do this because of where we’ve been, what we’ve done the fact that we know how to please audiences by creating what they want to see, hear, and show.
Our goal is to do good while doing good business. One community web hub at a time.
We are creating web hubs containing curated and original content with space for user interaction, sharing, and commenting. Each site is focused on a specific underserved community bringing members of that community together to see themselves represented in a many lights while simultaneously being able to communicate with other members of their community worldwide.
Whew that’s a mouthful eh? But it’s actually a simple formula and it’s working.
So thanks for dropping in, and if you’re into supporting start-ups like us, that’s always an option with Patreon. 🙂 Go here to hop on.
CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT
The we’re funny that way® web hub – housed at www.werefunnythatway.com and on YouTube. Built and getting filled with content.
A site chock full of queer content – original and curated – from us to you AND from you to us! Music, comedy, docs, cabaret, literature, spoken word – if it’s got a queer sensibility and entertaining we’re for bringing it to you AND letting you bring it to the world through QueerShare the feature that lets everyone contribute!
Check out the channel promo below.
Our first foray into original content on the channel will include our flagship show LATE NIGHT LEZBO hosted by Maggie Cassella
Late Night Lezbo is an ongoing production and is seeking patrons for funding through Patreon. Please follow this link Patreon.com/fordcassella if you want to help us reach our goals to make this show the fun romping shizstorm it’s title intimates it’s going to be. The first sneak peak will arrive on the Patreon page too. So go. Sneak. Peak.
we’re funny that way® Performance Festival – The world’s first queer comedy festival returns to the Alumnae Theatre in Toronto May 2-5, 2018.
The we’re funny that way® Comedy Festival began in 1996 featuring the pioneers of queer comedy from Lea DeLaria to Bob Smith to Kate Clinton, co-founded by Maggie Cassella it was literally the FIRST international queer comedy festival in the world and is a 100% charitable event that benefits The We’re Funny That Way Foundation . The We’re Funny That Way Foundation’s mission is to make transformational donations to queer charities (presently across Canada, in development in the US, and with an eye to the world).
The subject of an award-winning documentary of the same name the Festival retired itself after it’s 15th year. But it was missed. And people continued to ask “when are you bringing the festival back”? Sparked by the establishment of Ford Cassella Productions and encouragement from some major sponsors like BMO, Cineplex, and Bell Media, the festival returned to a rousing welcome at a The Alumnae Theatre in Toronto. Featured performers were Lea DeLaria (Orange is the New Black), Stephen Wallem, (Nurse Jackie), Kate Rigg (Law & Order), Maggie Cassella (oh her), and more. The festival RETURNS to the Alumnae Theatre from Wednesday May 2 through Saturday, May 5, 2018. If you’d like to be involved in the festival (sponsorship, volunteer, perform) please write us here we’d love to hear from you.