Dirty Paws: A Canine's Journey

After running away from home to avoid a bath, a small dog learns that surviving on his own is not so easy.

  • Ryan Olson
  • Ryan Olson
  • Ryan Olson
  • Ryan Olson
  • Rusty Olson
    Key Cast
  • Alexandra Olson
    Key Cast
  • Susan Olson
    Key Cast
    "Lexi's Mom"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 27, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 12mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Los Angeles Film School
Director Biography - Ryan Olson

Ryan Olson is a Los Angeles Film School online student from a small town in New Jersey. He grew up loving superheroes, which introduced him to the movie world. After meeting his high school mentor and having fun making YouTube videos with friends, Olson discovered his passion for creating films. Now, Olson continues his studies and hopes to create something entertaining and meaningful in his future film projects.

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Director Statement

After struggling to find actors in my first production class, I had to get creative with this screenplay's narrative. Since I always had access to my dog, Rusty, I decided to write a film with him as the protagonist. I also decided to film locally, specifically in my home and neighborhood. This was advantageous for my nonexistent budget, but I believe the familiar environments would make the film more personal for the audience.
It took six months to write, produce, direct, and edit this film, but I am immensely proud of what my family and I have accomplished. All I hope for this short is that it is entertaining to those that view it.