Happy Bath Day

A loveable German Shepherd thinks she is going on a regular fun ride in the car when she is unexpected and unhappily suprised by a trip to the dog wash!

  • Meka Butler
  • Meka Butler
  • Meka Butler
  • JADA
    Key Cast
  • Adrian Reed
    Key Cast
  • Uriah Bordeneau
    Music Producer
  • Project Type:
    Short, Web / New Media, Other
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • First time Filmmaker Sessions
    Pinewood Studios, London
    United Kingdom
    April 22, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Show Us Your Shorts
    Columbus, Ohio
    United States
    May 4, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Cinema Slice Suds & Cinema - Memphis
    Memphis, Tennessee
    United States
    May 18, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Aphrodite Film Awards
    New York City
    United States
    May 7, 2019
    Semi-Finalist / Official Selection
  • Los Angeles Cine Fest
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    Semi Finaliat
  • Alternative Film Festival 2019
    June 24, 2019
    Semi Finaliat
  • Directed by Women- NYC Shorts of all sorts
    Brooklyn, NY
    United States
    September 2, 2019
    Semi Finaliat
Director Biography - Meka Butler

Actor and director, Meka Butler,has appeared in Commercials, feature films and short films.
Her Most Notable Distinctions include: ELLE Magazine’s 2017 “We Nominate” online video ad, a feature film debut as the lead role in ‘Careful Not to Cry’ directed by Erik Sutch, that premiered at TIFF 2017, and she has starred in “Tougher Than You” directed by Kelly Tran which won “Best Film” in the PittFilm Fest.
When She’s Not Acting: She’s writing, directing and using her bilingual ability in English and Spanish to interpret and advocate for people with severe disabilities.

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Director Statement

Jada has always been my helpdog. I was born with a rare physical disorder, called Klippel Weber Syndrome, which gave me many complications and she would assist me with life. However, she worked overtime when I had a stroke a few years ago. (My stroke story is covered in the Febuary 2019 Issue of the Cincinnati Magazine as part of the American Heart Association's Go Red for women Campaign)
As helpful and perceptive and trained as she is, she doesn't like to take baths but she absolutely LOVES car rides. I made "Happy Bath Day" to show the innocent loyalty of a pet. She trusted me when it came to getting in the car, but things changed the moment she realized that we were at the dog wash. I wanted to see if I could capture that juxtaposition between loyalty and self preservation.