Growing Up Guide Pup

Growing Up Guide Pup is a unscripted web series about two service dog maniacs named Amie and Matt. They started the first service dog organization in the world with a mission focused on education. Tax #ID 47-2288228. They produce films that promote community giving, edutainment, and lots of puppies. I mean who doesn't like puppies? A unique social agenda will help drive more people to want to raise puppies, get people interested in service dog etiquette and law, and bring the level of awareness about service dogs to a higher level of consciousness.

  • Phoenix Assistance Dog
    Service Dog Organizations
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    Service Dog Organizations
  • Custom Canine Service Dogs
    Service Dog Organizations
  • Matthew Thomas Chapman
    Director
  • Amie Chapman
    Writer
  • Matthew Thomas Chapman
    Writer
  • Matthew Thomas Chapman
    Producer
  • Amie Chapman
    Producer
  • Jeff Zahos
    Producer
  • Matthew Thomas Chapman
    Editor
  • Troy Martin
    Assistant Editor
  • Sanketa Kaklij
    Assistant Editor
  • Emil Barimah
    Assistant Editor
  • Itai Simon
    Composers
  • Hagai Izenberg
    Composers
  • Lou Agas
    Motion Graphics
  • Brett Bailey
    Motion Graphics
  • Emily Cyr
    Print Graphic Design
  • Gabrielle the Guide Dog
    Canine Cast
  • Patrick the k9 Cop
    Canine Cast
  • Ricki the Career Change
    Canine Cast
  • Eli the Career Change
    Canine Cast
  • Ozzy the Rescue
    Canine Cast
  • Penny the Mobility Pup
    Canine Cast
  • Kaline the Service Dog
    Canine Cast
  • Pilaf the Career Change
    Canine Cast
  • Chiefie the Seizure Alert Dog
    Canine Cast
  • Jessica the Guide Dog
    Canine Cast
  • Cam'o the Career Change
    Canine Cast
  • Amie Chapman
    Key Cast
  • Matthew Thomas Chapman
    Key Cast
  • Katie Cuppy
    Key Cast
  • Colt Rosensweig
    Key Cast
  • Alice Munley
    Key Cast
  • Ashley Carroll
    Key Cast
  • Nerissa Dawn Cannon
    Key Cast
  • Colby Morita
    Key Cast
  • Trinda Navarro
    Key Cast
  • Sharon Majewski
    Key Cast
  • Jane Hommor
    Key Cast
  • Linzey Zacolla
    Key Cast
  • Jayce Yeh
    Key Cast
  • Sonja Ohldag
    Key Cast
  • Kelli Heimerl
    Key Cast
  • Carolyn Wing Greenlee
    Key Cast
  • Dr. Bradley Nelson
    Key Cast
  • Dan Worley
    Key Cast
  • Matthew Thomas Chapman
    Board of Directors
  • Amie Chapman
    Board of Directors
  • Abi Menon
    Board of Directors
  • Nidhi Nalawade
    Board of Directors
  • Mario Cavett
    Board of Directors
  • Ben Zhou
    Board of Directors
  • Alice Munley
    Board of Directors
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Television, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Family, Non-Fiction, Reality, Unscripted, Dog, Animal, Non-Profit, web series, short film, service dog, special needs people, assistance dog, ptsd dog, guide dog, hearing dog, mobility dog
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 8, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    500,000 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
  • Silver Screen Short Film Awards
    Alibag, Maharashtra
    India
    September 26, 2021
    Official Selection: Best Documentary
  • Jade Jaguar Cinema Festival
    Barris, Salvador
    Brazil
    August 22, 2021
    Quarter-Finalist Best Series Nomination
  • Dubai International Film Festival
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    July 30, 2021
    Premiere United Arab Emirates
    Finalist
  • Tokyo Shorts Film Festival
    Tokyo
    Japan
    July 30, 2021
    Japanese Premiere
    Nominee
  • Roshani (Reels) International Film Festival
    Aurangabad, Maharashtra
    India
    July 16, 2021
    Winner Best Documentary Film
  • IFF - International Film Festival
    Chieri - Torino
    Italy
    June 27, 2021
    Official Selection: Best Short
  • Indo French International Film Festival
    Pondicherry
    India
    June 25, 2021
    Winner Honorable Mention Award
  • 7Colours International Film Festival
    Erandwane Pune, Maharashtra
    India
    June 24, 2021
    Official Selection: Best Web Series: Episodic Nomination
  • New York City IO Festival
    New York, New York
    United States
    June 23, 2021
    Finalist for Best Web/New Media
  • Marudham Indie Film Festival
    Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    India
    June 20, 2021
    Winner Best Web Series & Best Producer (Short Film)
  • Golden Swan International Film Festival
    Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    India
    June 12, 2021
    Special Jury Award: Best Web/TV Series
  • Havelock International Film Festival
    Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Island
    India
    June 12, 2021
    Winner: Best Web/TV Series & Best International Short Film
  • Golden Leaf International Film Festival
    JUNGLIGHAT,, ANDAMAN NICOBAR ISLAND
    India
    June 5, 2021
    Winner: Best Producer of Short Film
  • Only the Best Film Awards
    Miami, Florida
    United States
    June 5, 2021
    Official Selection: Best Producer, Director, Web or TV Pilot, Web or TV Series
  • Beyond the Curve International Film Festival
    Paris
    France
    June 1, 2021
    French Premiere
    Finalist Best Web Series Pilot
  • Bright International Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    May 28, 2021
    Finalist: Best Web Series Pilot
  • Anatolia International Film Festival
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    May 23, 2021
    Official Selection: Most Promising Director, Best Editor, Best Low Budget Film
  • New Fort International Film Festival
    PUDUKKOTTAI, TAMILNADU
    India
    May 23, 2021
    Winner Best Web/TV Series. Winner Critics Choice Best Producer of Short Film
  • Sasee Film Awards
    KUMBAKONAM, TAMIL NADU
    India
    May 9, 2021
    Finalist: Best Director, Best Producer, Special Jury Awards
  • Golden Bridge Istanbul Short Film Festival
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    May 9, 2021
    Turkey Premiere
    Official Selection: Best Director, Best Doc Short
  • Kalakari Film Fest
    Karamchari Colony DEWAS, MP
    India
    May 2, 2021
    Official Selection: Best Film of Fest Special Award, Best Web Series, Short Documentary,
  • Silver Mask Live Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    April 30, 2021
    Winner Best Producer: 2021 Live Festival: Season 1
  • Madras Independent Film Festival
    Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    India
    April 27, 2021
    Special Mention Award
  • Iconic Images Film Festival
    Goštauto, Vilnius
    Lithuania
    April 20, 2021
    Lithuania Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Mokkho International Film Festival
    Avvai Nagar, Lawspet Pondicherry
    India
    April 12, 2021
    Winner Golden Moksha Award, Best Director, Best TV Pilot, Best Concept, Special Jury Award
  • 4th Dimension Internatiional Film Festival
    Jalan Goutama Selatan, Bali
    Indonesia
    April 2, 2021
    Indonesian Premiere
    Winner Best Producer & Best Web Series
  • Crown Wood International Film Festival
    Kolkata, West Bengal
    India
    March 21, 2021
    Best Director, Best Web Series , Best New Media, Best Education Series
  • Uruvatti International Film Festival
    Tamil, Nadu
    India
    January 10, 2021
    Winner Best Documentary Short
  • Red Dragon Creative Awards
    Dallas, Texas
    United States
    January 5, 2021
    Texas Premiere
    Special Mention Award
  • Moody Crab Film Festival
    Moga, Punjab
    India
    December 23, 2020
    Winner Best Web Series
  • Asia Web Awards
    Seoul
    Korea, Republic of
    December 12, 2020
    Official Selection for Best Reality Series & Branded Series
  • Accolades Global Film Competition
    Los Angeles
    United States
    November 30, 2020
    Public Service Programming Winner , Special Purpose Production Winner
  • Beyond Earth Film Festival
    Kolkata, West Bengal
    India
    November 21, 2020
    India Premiere
    Winner Best Web Series and New Media
  • After Hours Film Festival
    Chicago, Illinois
    United States
    November 3, 2020
    Chicago Premiere
    Winner Best Documentary Short
  • Global Indie Film Fest
    Glasgow
    United Kingdom
    October 2, 2020
    Scotland Premiere
    Winner Best Web Series/New Media
  • Rome International Movie Awards
    Rome
    Italy
    September 30, 2020
    Movie Award Premiere
    Winner Best Documentary Short
  • Redwood Shorts and Scripts
    Sunnyvale, California
    United States
    August 15, 2020
    Winner Best Web Series Under 30 Minutes
  • Santa Monica Webfest
    Santa Monica
    United States
    June 6, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Bilbao Seriesland
    Bilbao
    Spain
    October 27, 2019
    Nominated Best Host, Nominated Best Non-Fiction Short Show, Official Selection
  • New Jersey Webfest
    Montclair, New Jersey
    United States
    September 19, 2019
    New Jersey Premiere
    Nomination Best Non-Fiction Series, Nomination Best Host, Official Selection
  • Asia Web Awards
    Seoul
    Korea, Republic of
    December 15, 2018
    Winner Reality Web Series Category, Official Selection
  • Baltimore Next Media Webfest
    Baltimore, Maryland
    United States
    November 4, 2018
    Maryland
    Winner Best Reality, Official Selection
  • Rio Webfest
    Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    November 3, 2018
    Best Variety Series Nomination, Official Selection
  • Bilbao Seriesland
    Bilbao
    Spain
    October 24, 2018
    Short Show Finalist, Official Selection
  • Web Series Festival
    Provo
    United States
    August 18, 2018
    Utah Premiere
    Winner for Unscripted Series Category
  • Sicily Web Fest
    Sicily
    Italy
    June 30, 2018
    Italy Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Vancouver Webfest
    Vancouver
    Canada
    April 20, 2018
    Best Reality Series Nominee, Official Selection
  • Rome Online Web Awards
    Rome
    Italy
    April 20, 2018
    Amets Selection: Best Producing, Best Directing, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Editing, Best Screenplay, Best Cast, Best Poster, Best Ship
  • International Online Web Fest
    London
    United Kingdom
    December 17, 2017
    Finalist Nominee, Official Selection
  • South Florida Webfest
    Miami
    United States
    December 9, 2017
    Best Non-Fiction Series Nominee, Official Selection,
  • Bilbao Webfest
    Bilbao
    Spain
    October 24, 2017
    Amets Section Award Nominee, Official Selection
  • Minnesota Webfest
    Minneapolis, Mn.
    United States
    September 30, 2017
    Minnesota Premiere
    Best Documentary Series Nomination, Official Selection
  • Web Series Festival Global
    Hollywood, California
    United States
    September 16, 2017
    Best Web Series Nominee, Official Selection
  • Korea Webfest
    Seoul
    Korea, Republic of
    August 17, 2017
    Best Guest Star Nominee, Best Ensemble Cast Nominee, Official Selection
  • Vancouver Webfest
    Vancouver
    Canada
    March 20, 2017
    Best Family Nominee, Official Selection
  • Rio Webfest
    Rio Di Janeiro
    Brazil
    July 23, 2016
    Official Selection
  • South Florida Webfest
    Miami
    June 20, 2016
    Official Selection
  • LA Webfest
    Burbank, California
    April 23, 2016
    Outstanding Host in a Reality Series, Nominee Outstanding Reality Series, Official Selection
  • Vancouver Webfest
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    Canada
    March 19, 2016
    Best Family Series Nominee, Official Selection
  • CreaTV Awards
    San Jose, California
    January 18, 2015
    Non-Profit Feature Winner, Official Selection
  • Atlanta Webfest
    Atlanta
    April 12, 2012
    Official Selection
  • LAWebFest
    Los Angeles
    March 14, 2012
    Winner of Outstanding Producing, Outstanding Editing, Outstanding Director, Outstanding Host, Official Selection
  • LAWebfest
    Los Angeles
    April 12, 2011
    Outstanding Reality Series Winner, Official Selection
  • New Media Film Festival
    San Francisco
    August 17, 2011
    North America
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • GUGP Site
    Distributor
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
  • Chill Vision/ Realist
    Distributor
    Country: Russian Federation
    Rights: All Rights
  • WSFG
    Distributor
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
  • SeekaTv
    Distributor
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
  • Facebook
    Sales Agent
    Country: United States
    Rights: Internet
  • Youtube
    Sales Agent
    Country: United States
    Rights: Internet
  • Vimeo
    Distributor
    Country: United States
    Rights: Internet
  • Service Dog Network
    Distributor
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
  • Service Dog Mixer Program
    Sales Agent
    Country: United States
    Rights: Pay Per View, Theatrical, Video / Disc
Director Biography - Matthew Thomas Chapman

Matt’s love and appreciation for dogs was forever solidified when his shetland sheepdog named Bingo helped save him from drowning when he was just two years of age. He is often reminded of that fateful day from his elders and how he measures challenges. In addition to his appreciation for dogs his other passion is making films. It was very common to find Matt playing around with his dads Sony Handycam creating that next masterpiece when he was a kid. His love of storytelling spawned the eventual creation of Chapman Digital Motion Pictures. He began his professional career producing wedding, music, corporate, and commercial videos in-house as well as freelance for various clients. Then in 2007 Matt decided to create his online moniker Chappyshowcase and started distributing videos during the dawn of the Youtube renaissance. Since then Matt has distributed more than 400 videos on the internet accumulating more than 15 million views and counting. Matt’s other passion is raising service dogs to help people with disabilities which led the foundation of his award winning web series Growing Up Guide Pup which he found with his wife Amie as a cutting edge initiative to raise awareness about service dog altruism. Eventually Matt and Amie turned Growing Up Guide Pup into a 501(c)3 so they could chase their passion to educate the world about service dogs. Matt has been the sitting Chairman since 2015. He is also is a former board member for Brigadoon Service Dogs and Mobility Service Dog West Coast Project. On top of that he also enjoys spending time with his wife Amie, his dogs Ricki, Ozzy, Penny and Pixie.

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Director Statement

"Motion pictures are the ultimate form of transmedia enlightenment and nothing can move the world like inspirational content about dogs and the people who need them."
Matthew Thomas Chapman