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Old Dog

College age sisters return home for the holidays to deal unexpectedly with the family pet.

  • Elizabeth Rodgers
    Exodus 1947, Manwax, Spidey V. Kenobi
  • Elizabeth Rodgers
    Kidnapping for Jesus, Father-Daughter Time, Ice Charades
  • Elizabeth Rodgers
    Pharaoh's Army, Blood Memory
  • April Matson
    Key Cast
    Kyle XY
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy, Family, Animal
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 1 second
  • Completion Date:
    March 8, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Silver Creek Writers Residency
    Ketchum, Idaho
    United States
    March 15, 2017
  • FilmFort
    Boise, ID
    March 24, 2017
  • Wine Country Film Festival
    Sonoma, CA
    United States
    September 24, 2017
Director Biography - Elizabeth Rodgers

Elizabeth Rodgers, a Los Angeles native, is a screenwriter and filmmaker, having written for Paramount Pictures, Carsey/Werner and Showtime, among others. Her documentaries, including Exodus 1947, narrated by Morley Safer, have appeared nationally on PBS and on educational television worldwide. Other producing credits include: Speaking In Strings (Academy Award nomination, 2000), Pharaoh’s Army, Blood Memory; The Legend of Beanie Short.

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Director Statement

“Bad” behavior interests me: rude, aggressive, selfish - I want to know all about what led to a moment. I don’t appreciate that kind of behavior in my real life, but I’m drawn to it, so I make boundaries and explore it in my art. My short film, Old Dog, is based on a real event by some deep feelers in my family. I always learn about myself when examining others’ behavior. I’m a practical person, so I like the idea that I’m not merely indulging in art for art’s sake but that it have a practical, tangible purpose. I make films to share these discoveries. My discoveries connect me with my own humanity.