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When Oliver becomes obsessed with a dog at the pound, he finds himself in a desperate rivalry with an unexpected stranger.
When Oliver becomes obsessed with a dog at the pound, he finds himself in a desperate rivalry with an unexpected stranger.
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THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

As you can see, we have exceeded our goal in record time and we are so grateful for the generous outpouring of donations that made that possible!  You guys have guaranteed not only that we can make our film, but that we can do it RIGHT.  When we initially set our goal number, we were hoping to scrape together enough to shoot the film in as low budget a way as possible.  NOW we will be able to rent a full camera package, lay dolly track, color correct, professionally sound mix, feed our crew (and maybe, if donations keep coming in, actually be able to PAY them).  Either way, you have ensured that this film will look as amazing as possible.  We are really moved that so many people have contributed and thrilled that you are all a part of our team.

Thank you for all your support!  We are very excited to make this movie.

- Sian & Zach

HI FRIENDS!
My name is Sian Heder and I am a filmmaker living in Los Angeles.  I am asking for your help in making my next short film, DOG EAT DOG.   With two feature projects in the process of being assembled, (which, you may be aware, is like herding cats), I have decided the time has come to make another short.  Many of you may have supported my first film, MOTHER, which went on to win at Cannes and garnered many awards at film festivals worldwide.  This new project is a short comedy collaboration with my old and dear friend, actor Zachary Quinto

THE REAL STORY
Years ago, when Zach first tried to adopt a dog from the pound, he ended up in a rivalry with an unexpected competitor.  Sometimes real life offers up gems, and in my mind, this story has always begged to be a little film.  I have decided it is best told as a dark and funny little fable about obsession, scheming and leaving things up to fate.

RAISING AWARENESS FOR PET ADOPTIONWe have an amazing cast and crew on board, and this short film is both a chance for us to craft an entertaining story and an opportunity to raise awareness for a cause that both Zach and I care a lot about - pet adoption.  Having both loved pound animals like they were our own children (in my case, Burt - RIP, and in Zach's case, the ridiculously lovable Noah), we both feel strongly that rescues make the best dogs.  We are shooting at the Humane Society and shelter dogs will star in the film, (I have no doubt that several of them will end up coming home with cast and crew).  So, if you are a fan of Zach's work, or my work, or if you like dogs, (and frankly, if you don't like any of those things, you are a hard-hearted soul)... then this is the movie to support. 

OUR GOAL
When we look at shooting this film, we realize that it is going to cost about $10,000 to make.  We are asking for you to help us reach part of that goal... or exceed the kickstarter goal and help us fund the whole film!  Even if we reach our $7500 goal, we will most likely still need additional funds for post-production to complete the project. That money goes to pay professionals who will be operating the camera, recording sound, designing the lighting, editing, writing music, all of which we need to make a great looking film.

THE SHOOT
We plan to shoot in the first week of December.  We are already getting our crew ready, story-boarding and casting.

THE REWARDS
Everyone who participates will have our gratitude!  And at certain levels, you will be receiving an opportunity to see the film EARLIER THAN THE REST OF THE PLANET.  You can get a digital download of the movie in HD or a DVD and some other great items.  You can also get your name listed in the credits! 

YOU CAN HELP
Any amount is helpful.  So if you can throw us five bucks, awesome.  If you have buckets of cash laying around, feel free to put them to good use.  Either way, you will be an important part of our team and have our undying gratitude!

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    You get an AUTOGRAPHED DVD copy, signed by Zach Quinto and Sian Heder, a digital download, access to all the behind the scenes material, and your name listed in the credits under "Mates".

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    Along with a AUTOGRAPHED DVD from Zach and Sian, you get a signed copy of the script and a "DOG EAT DOG" T-shirt. AND your name listed in the credits under "Besties".

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    You get the autographed DVD, signed script, the access to behind the scenes material, the adorable t-shirt, your name listed in the credits under "Angels". AND, if you so desire, Zach will record a personalized answering message for you.

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    Congratulations! You get everything! The autographed DVD, the script, the t-shirt, all access to behind-the-scenes material and... wait for it... an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT! We will also send you two autographed copies of Before the Door's acclaimed graphic novel set.

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    What's up high-roller? Guess what? Now you are CO-PRODUCER of the movie! And you get all the exciting stuff that came before - the autographed DVD, the signed script, the t-shirt and the Before the Door autographed graphic novel set. To top it off, you will also get a personalized "thank you" video from Sian and Zach.

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    Okay, this is the big time, peeps. If you cough up this kind of cash, you are officially an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER on the movie (this means you have your own title card in the film and your name goes on IMDB). And you'll get a set visit to mingle with cast and crew, and all the great treats that came before - the autographed DVD, the signed script, the t-shirt and the graphic novels. And yes, a personalized "thank you" video from Sian and Zach. We might even dance for you.

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