SICK AS A DOG
A 20 min Documentary for Dogs and Their People Too
In a tail-wagging twist on popular health discourse, SICK AS A DOG delves into the lives of Maggie, Betty, and Ginseng, three canine companions that have been forced to confront the ill effects of chronic disease, age-related illness, and poor diet. Throughout the film, the dog’s owners enlist support from some of the Bay-Area’s top acupuncturists, dermatologists, water rehabilitation therapists, and other specialists in an attempt to help keep their dogs happy and healthy.
The film exists in a very doggy context, but I've intentionally chosen to cover themes that humans often deal with as well. Parts of the film are humorous, but a lot of what the owners express on behalf of their dogs can resonate with nearly anyone who has ever had to seek help for a health concern.
This 29 day Kickstarter campaign will help propel SICK AS A DOG through the last few phases of production and post-production.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
We only have 29 days to reach our goal! Donate early and help spread the word to all your dog-loving friends. Every dollar donated puts us one notch closer to hitting our $3500. target and finishing the film.
- DONATE TODAY
- TELL FRIENDS
- POST ON FACEBOOK
- TWEET ABOUT IT
- BLOG ABOUT IT
HOW YOUR MONEY WILL BE USED
Kickstarter.com donations with help fund the final stages of production and post production including:
- Shooting the last bits of film using our specially designed head mounted “Doggie Cam”
- Adding music and sound effects to the film
- Designing titles and credits
- Completing color correction
HOW YOU CAN SEE THE FILM
If all goes well, SICK AS A DOG is set to be completed mid June 2011 (Only a month to go!). People who donate $50 or more will be among the first to receive a DVD copy of the film and learn more about screenings in their area. Others can check back with the SICK AS A DOG website or attend the Stanford preview screening of the film on Saturday, June 11 @ 2pm in Annenberg Auditorium.
MORE FROM THE DIRECTOR
SICK AS A DOG has been an absolute blast to work on. While all of the dogs are dealing with some difficult circumstances, they are very full of life and have owners who go to great lengths to support them. This film serves as the thesis film for my MFA degree in Documentary Film and Video at Stanford. I am very excited to be this close to the finish line, and can’t wait to share more about the dogs who have stolen my heart.
THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT
…and remember, every dollar counts!
- (29 days)