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Dudley's tired of life. Until he thinks he hears his dog talk.
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We have already filmed a sweet and fun comedy that is sure to delight dogs and most people, but we need your support to finish post-production!!

THE STORY

This awkward love story is about Dudley, a bored and communication-inhibited man in his mid 30s.  One day, in the attempt to end his own life, he thinks he hears his white basset hound, Maximo, tell him he shouldn't go through with it.

Stunned and rejuvenated with a new and exciting purpose in life, Dudley tries to get his dog to talk again.  But, he must go to uncomfortable lengths to accomplish this, namely, talking to a girl.

PAUL NEWMAN, THE DOG

We had an extraordinary experience working with Paul Newman, the dog actor, on this film.  He and his trainer, Karen Wells, are a superb team.  They are one of the best in the business and stars in the making.  Not only that, Paul Newman is a rescue.  You can read all about their story on their website, www.whitebassethound.com.

With this project, we also want to draw attention to rescued animal shelters, without which we never would have had the incredible opportunity of working with Paul Newman, the wonder dog. A few years ago, Paul Newman was found tied and starved in an abandoned garage.  He was rescued by Suzanne Fitch of Mid-Atlantic Basset Hound Rescue, where he was matched with his wonderful trainer and caretaker, Karen. He is just one of many great successes of animal rescue. Please check out their website! 

And check out this new video from Karen Wells, dog trainer extraordinaire:

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

We are currently in post-production and have spent all our hard-earned bucks on the actual filming.  Now we need to find some enthusiastic contributors to help us realize our post-production; We need sound designers, sound editors, composers, and other very important post-production expenses and materials.

The post-production process is an integral part of bringing a story to an audience.  It can make or break your project.  And we have an AWESOME project.

We've done the groundwork, now we just need to put on the finishing touches.  This is where you come in.  Please check out the rewards and help us bring Dudley and Maximo's world to life.

On Kickstarter, you only receive the donations if you reach your ultimate goal.  Help me reach my goal!  Speaking of which, our goal is $3000, but we definitely need more than this, so even if we're above our goal, please don't hesitate to donate! 

THANK YOU!

If you can't donate money, you can support this project by spreading the word through blogs, tweets, facebook, or your choice of social media! 

I wanna thank Drew Danburry for supplying the awesome music in the trailer!  Check out more of his stuff at www.drewdanburry.com.

I sincerely thank you for your support of my film!  

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    A shout out!! Literally, I will shout your name out of my window in NYC. Thanks! Every bit helps!

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    A "Thank You" credit in the finished film's credits!! And a "Thanks, friend" video from one of the film's characters, Brenden. Trust me, you want Brenden's approval!

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    All of the amazing stuff above, PLUS a password protected link to the final film once it has finished it’s festival circuit run. Digital technology is on the rise.

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    All of the super cool stuff above, PLUSS a professional DVD, including special features with behind the scenes footage, once it has finished it’s festival circuit run. DVDs make me happy and are more tangible than a digital download. Tangible means you can touch them. (International shipping, please add $7)

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    All of the wonderful stuff above, PLUUSSS a one-of-a-kind 'Thank You' signature/artwork from Paul Newman (the dog actor in the film, not the late human actor). He may be a dog, but he's an artist at heart. Hurry and get his signature before he's mega famous!

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    Everything I've already mentioned above, PLUUUSSSS three personal jokes uploaded especially for you to youtube by one of the film's characters, Brenden. AGAIN, trust me, you want this.

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    The whole load of loot that I've been talking about above, plus, some magic magic string we were gonna use on the set but then didn't end up needing so we have some leftover magic magic string. Oh, oh, oh, it's magic. Magic.

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    All of the stupendous stuff above (except the magic string) AND an Associate Producer credit!!! *Which, in turn, would ALSO show up on IMDb.com, the illustrious film industry website. You get a credit on there and you are considered a filmmaker. WHAT!??? YOU!??? A filmmaker? Did you ever imagine? I did. I imagined you as a filmmaker.*

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    The tons of crazy awesome paraphernalia above (except for the magic string and associate producer credit), AND a CO-PRODUCER credit. See above *asterisk* about how that would make you an awesome filmmaker type.

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    Awesome stuff above (except the magic string and associate producer credit, but including the CO-PRODUCER credit) AND...wait for it...the official and truly one-of-a kind fake Paul Newman paw. It's ugly and awesome and can be used to scare a lot of little children.

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