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Silver Dogs

A recently divorced stand-up comedian, homeless and living in his car, struggles after his ex-wife forces him to take their two senior Weimaraners.

Starring San Francisco stand up comedian Matt Lieb.

Trailer 1: https://vimeo.com/167590276
Trailer 2: https://vimeo.com/167591073

  • Erin Drake-Prior
    Director
  • Erin Drake-Prior
    Writer
  • Matt Lieb
    Key Cast
    Flophouse (Viceland channel)
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 11, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • SF IndieFest
    San Francisco, CA
    February 11, 2016
    Winner, Audience Award for Best Narrative Short
  • Santa Cruz Film Festival
    Santa Cruz, CA
    June 3, 2016
    Winner, Best Narrative Short
  • ACME Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    July 20, 2016
    Winner, Best of Fest
  • Alameda International Film Festival
    Alameda, CA
    October 7, 2016
    Official Selection
  • SHORTZ! Film Festival
    Chico, CA
    September 16, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Broad Humor Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    September 1, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Long Island Film Festival
    Long Island, New York
    September 1, 2016
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Erin Drake-Prior

In 2012, I received a full scholarship to Berkley Digital Film Institute. I made two films as a student: Last Trip to Spain which won best short at the Portland Maine Film Festival and The Pusher which was featured at the Broad Humor Film Festival in Los Angeles.

After graduating from BDFI, I worked as a production assistant on Diary of a Teenage Girl in the art department. I also worked as a production assistant on Terminator Genisys in the production office.

Most recently, I completed Silver Dogs, a short film that I wrote, directed and produced that went on to win the Audience Award at the San Francisco IndieFest, Best Narrative Short at the Santa Cruz Film Festival, and most recently, Best of Fest at the ACME Comedy Film Festival in Los Angeles.

Currently my mother and I are working on a feature film script called Soulless in Los Altos as well as adapting my mother's novel, Lily's Ghost, for the screen. Lily's Ghost has been selected to compete in the 2016 Oaxaca Film Festival.

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Director Statement

We live in a disposable society and it is not uncommon for a couple in the throes of divorce to give old Fido the heave-ho when the going gets tough. When I began fostering two senior Weimaraners in this predicament, it became apparent that I must tell their story. Although the premise for the film was a difficult topic, I felt it would be best communicated through the conduit of comedy.