I love to make films with my dogs.  One of these days I might try dressing them up as super heroes and make a film, but for now I’ll let them be dogs. I have been writing short film scripts and I try to include a dog in each story. 

My most recent effort is a short film depicting an important message about shelter dogs. Black Dogs in particular need our support.
I interviewed a number of dogs to get their take on how they feel about being black or white and I learned that they would like equality,  just like anyone else in the world.

This short film that I wrote was shot for a class about Filming on your Cell Phone. It all came together thanks to some friends I met at The Raindance Toronto film organization. 

This one I directed!

Go Far Kid – first two episodes…coming soon.

Here’s a project I’ve been working on… Inspired by the music of my favorite band, The Offspring. I’m in the process of showcasing it around to see if there’s interest in pursuing it. I have a screenplay and a treatment completed. Now, here is the trailer. I’m searching for the right people! Check out some behind the scenes clips of the making of SMASH here.

Listen to the link below to hear the first time I met Dexter and Noodles:

https://www.facebook.com/jogadog.ca/videos/10151792281684669/

 

Gringo Bandito is a hot sauce made by Dexter Holland, lead singer of The Offspring. This is Herman, he was my favorite dog. RIP Herman and thanks for all the great memories! We shot this in one take. What a pro!

Music by The Offspring, “All I Want” from the album Ixnay On The Hombre

This is my old dog Kylie.  She was cast in this short film. Kylie stars as Milo in this wonderful and quirky film by Andrew Hull. She received a full screen credit for the character of Milo and I received a screen credit for “dog wrangler.” The cast and crew were amazing and Mary Margaret O’Hara was so sweet to both Kylie and me. It was truly a great experience and I love that I have this awesome keepsake. Click the video to watch her scenes.

For the full movie you can go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRnvyonoP2k  and then for the 2nd part,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeRfomxQgR8&feature=endscreen&NR=1

 

Music by my favorite Canadian Singer/Songwriter Tom Cochrane.  From his Mad Mad World album, this is Sinking Like a Sunset.