Sasha was the least complex actress I’ve ever worked with. She didn’t require a private dressing room and was quite content sprawled out on the kitchen floor’s cool tile during her breaks. Then again, she did insist on a particular brand of Doggie treats.
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San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 15, 2011
Producer Nicholas George was busy releasing the revised edition of his filmmaking book, Film Crew: Fundamentals of Professional Film and Video Production, when he got a call from Endi Entertainment director De Veau Dunn. That call would ultimately lead to the casting of an adopted rescue dog, named Sasha, which would change both of their lives forever.
De Veau informed Nicholas that production was a go on “Good Doggie”, their proposed 2012 Super Bowl commercial entry. “I immediately put out a casting call for a unique dog actor,” said George, “and when Sasha’s submission came in, De Veau and I both knew instantly that we wanted to work with her.” According to George, De Veau had been rehearsing with a cat burglar Halloween mask while creating his digital storyboards for their upcoming “Good Doggie” Super Bowl commercial. “Sasha’s eyes had these incredibly rare markings that looked much like the cat burglar mask… it was truly uncanny and quite synchronistic.”
Sasha came in for the audition and captivated the entire film crew. “It is definitely energizing to be in a room with Sasha, she has a rare charisma and star quality about her.” Sasha has already been asked to be the spokes-dog for an organization called Save a Dog Day, which is dedicated to bringing awareness to rescue dogs and their success stories as well as providing links to valuable information to those looking to adopt a dog at http://www.saveadogday.org/. The Save a Dog Day organizers have told me that their web traffic has increased dramatically since Sasha’s “Good Doggie” video and dog adoption story has been featured on their website. They also mentioned that so many animal supporters and dog rescue groups are re-tweeting Sasha’s pet adoption success story on the @SaveDogDay twitter account available via https://twitter.com/#!/SaveDogDay, animal lovers are really getting behind this angelic little underdog.
George also noted that he has personally had the life enhancing experience of taking in a rescue dog. After the “Good Doggie” video shoot wrapped, another filmmaker asked what it was like working with a dog? George replied, “Sasha was the least complex actress I’ve ever worked with. She didn’t require a private dressing room and was quite content sprawled out on the kitchen floor’s cool tile during her breaks. Then again, she did insist on a particular brand of Doggie treats between takes.”
“Good Doggie” director, De Veau Dunn, is also very passionate about dog adoption and encourages people to look into adopting a dog as a loving alternative when they are considering going out and buying a dog. When the pair co-wrote “Good Doggie”, which can be viewed at the 2012 Doritos Crash The Super Bowl website, if you search the 10 ten most viewed 2012 Super Bowl commercials, Dunn wanted to somehow get the message out to adopt a dog. With nearly 50,000 views on the Crash the Super Bowl website in under a month, “Good Doggie” has been getting a great deal of exposure, but due to time constraints the director’s cut is the only version of “Good Doggie” which includes a call to action message in support of rescue dogs in the video, this version is only available on De Veau Dunn’s YouTube channel.
George also noted receiving a surge in newsletter sign-ups on http://www.filmandvideoproduction.net, where information on his popular filmmaking book “Film Crew” is available. “I think people just want to know more about producing commercials as well as YouTube videos that can reach a large audience.” Ironically, Sasha’s performance has propelled “Good Doggie” into the spotlight. “... but knowing that Sasha being an adopted rescue dog is bringing so much awareness to the need for dog adoption, that really seems to be serving a greater good.”