Dusty and Me
Slapper and Me
Directed by Betsan Morris Evans
When Dusty unexpectedly meets a greyhound runaway, his whole life changes. Feeling alone and isolated from the rest of the world, especially his family, he finds a companion in this animal, and a deep connection that he has never felt with any human being. As the relationship between the young man and the dog develops, Dusty’s once introverted behavior changes quite dramatically and he finds himself inserting himself into the world, rather than escaping it through his novels and studying. The story exemplifies the unique healing that each creature can promote on one another and the lessons it teaches about love, commitment and family.
Preceded by A Helping Paw (Faith Cox 7 min) This short documentary shares the stories of two people partnered with service dogs as well as a service dog trainer in a series of three vignettes.
Q&A with Film Rep Adrian Roup.
Dusty: Luke Newberry
Chrissie: Genevieve Gaunt
Producers: Barry Filby Alan Latham
Screenplay: Rob Isted
Cinematography: Katie Swain
Editing: Sacha Szwarc
Faith Cox / Cinema of Conscience, Shorts / USA / 2015 / 8 minsThis short film tells the stories of two people partnered with service dogs as well as a service dog trainer in a series of three vignettes. Each story takes a closer look at these incredible animals and how they impact the lives of those around them.
Precedes: Dusty and Me