Stock Characters: The Cooking Show Trailer

In 2006, MISCELLANEOUS Productions began rehearsals for Stock Characters: The Cooking Show, an original hip-hop and World music production satirizing the Japanese television show, Iron Chef. Stock Characters: The Cooking Show, the Documentary, shot over the course of 14 months of rehearsal leading up to and including the final live performances at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre, chronicles the journey of tough Indigenous and immigrant youth of color as they struggle through an intense music theatre & dance “boot camp.” Just as the project seems about to come to promising fruition, the main funding for the play falls through and Dakota, a 15-year-old Indigenous youth performer, disappears. While MISCELLANEOUS Productions struggles to replace the funding due to government cuts, the young performers strive to achieve some meaning and value in their lives with the support and aid of the MISCELLANEOUS Productions professional team.

Stay tuned on how you can view or purchase the documentary.


World Premiere of Stock Characters: The Cooking Show documentary at DOXA Documentary Film Festival on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 1 PM at the Pacific Cinematheque.


Generous Funders include:

British Columbia CanadaThe Hamber Foundationbc artsCanadian HeritageRBC

Youth Leadership Funder

Coast Capital

Internship Work Placement Sponsor

  • Dr. George Tien INC.

Individual Donors:

  • Kelly K. Korpesio
  • Masako & Masashi Matsushita
  • Karen Dunfee
  • Elaine Carol
  • Brenda Joy Lem
  • Rita K. Wong
  • Stephens Insurance Brokers Ltd.
  • Gerry Hildebrand
  • Estelle Cormier
  • Sally Rogow
  • Fern Vineberg-Karpman
  • Laurie E. Newell
  • Louisa Azevedo
  • R. Cole Harris
  • Douglas C. Harris
  • Walter Bishop
  • Paul Kingsbury
  • Rebecca Bishop
  • Ellen Pond
  • Susan Pond
  • Evin Jones
  • Eric D. Wong
  • Esther Oh
  • Jeff Henschel, RoomTone Productions
  • Julie Cruikshank
  • Lisa Webster
  • Katharine Dickinson
  • Clare Patterson
  • Joanna Chen
  • Angela Chen
  • Jennifer A. Currin
  • Rick G. Wong
  • Masashi Matsushita & Kaoru Matsushita
  • Gwyneth Lewis
  • Karen Clarke
  • Jenny Coyle
  • Karen Guelke
  • Trikinetic Massage Therapy
  • Megan Turnock
  • Estelle M. Cormier
  • Elaine Arrowsmith
  • Jules Rochielle
  • James F. Pond
  • and generous other donors.

Sponsors Include:

Broadway Youth Resource Centre Vancouver School Board Kensington Community Centre Britannia Secondary School Logo Britannia Community Services Sim Video PS Canada Production Services Genesis Matrix VECC
  • Jeff Henschel of RoomTone Productions
  • Kelly Mason
  • Steven Miko
  • Mark (Sparky) Pitkethly
  • Alison MacLean