Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Casting call: Make your dog a STAR!

Motion Media, the Maine entertainment company we know and love for bringing us the zombie flick "2" and the Bigfoot comedy "Monster in the Woods," is gearing up for its newest production, "The Adventures of Teeni the Wonder Dog." This family film tells the story of Christina, a young girl living with leukemia, and the little dog that enters her life and helps give her hope.

WHEN: Saturday, May 3rd, from 10:00am-1:00pm
WHERE: The Kennel Shop, Millcreek Shopping Center, 50 Market Street, South Portland
WHAT: Bring yourself and your dog for a canine casting call!
FMI: Contact Olin Smith at olinmmfv[at]

Primary casting is done, with production to begin in May/June, but plenty of canine roles are still available. If you think your dog has what it takes to be a movie star, an open casting call will be held at The Kennel Shop at Millcreek Shopping Center in South Portland on May 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Some shooting for the film may be done that day.

"This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see your dog up on the big screen," said producer Olin Smith, whose dog will play the title role in the film. "We need dogs and lots of them, so bring yours down and make them a star."

"TEENI" is based on a story by Producer Olin Smith ("Monster in the Woods," "Mud") and was written by Al Lamanda ("2," "Dunstan Falls"). It will be a family drama in the spirit of "Benji" and "Old Yeller." John Lane (Lobsteroids, 2) Executive Produces this touching drama.

Members of the press are welcome, but are asked to contact the Producers beforehand to receive a press pass.

Photo by Michelle Souliere (c) 2006.

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