Halo’s “Forever Home” Movie Made Me Cry For Joy

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Dog Film Festival (OCT 2015, NYC)

Halo’s “Forever Home” Movie Made Me Cry For Joy

From the minute I had the great pleasure of seeing the beautiful little gem of a film, “Forever Home,” directed by Peter McEvilley — who created it as one of his #RescueFilms for Halo — I knew it simply had to be included in the First Annual Dog Film Festival that I am producing for the Radio Pet Lady Network next October 17th in New York City. Halo’s #RescueFilms embody all the qualities that we will be looking for in films we’ll choose to show at the Dog Film Festival — the joy and intensity of the canine-human bond and the remarkable relationship people have with dogs. I’m proud to announce that this new film and the earlier #RescueFilm from Halo and Peter called “Le Sauvetage” are the very first contributors to the Dog Film Festival! These two films will kick off each series of short dog films at the Festival and set the mood, as well as a high bar, for all the films to follow.

All the #RescueFilms that McEvilley has made for Halo embody the company’s message about the beauty of saving a dog’s life from a shelter, which makes it a perfect fit that the canine stars — The Olate Dogs, winners of America’s Got Talent — are themselves all dogs rescued from shelters. Presented by Halo, Purely for Pets, “Forever Home” was inspired by the holiday classics “The Night Before Christmas” and “The Nutcracker” ballet. Peter McEvilley’s film shows that dreams can come true for the holidays, for people and for dogs. You can watch Forever Home right here, but I promise you it will be even better to see it again at the Festival next October in New York, in a theatre full of fellow dog-lovers!

Submit Your Own Dog-Themed Film

Peter himself will be coming to the festival and receiving a pair of “all-access dog tags” to admit him to the Gala Premiere Pooch Party at a major New York dog-friendly hotel the night before — and to the full day of screenings and panel discussions on October 17th. If you want to try your own hand at creating a dog-themed film — or you have a child under the age of 16 who might want to create a short film — you too might wind up being my guest for all the festivities. The submission guidelines are here: http://dogfilmfestival.com/festival/submit-a-film.

–Tracie Hotchner

Halo is a sponsor on Radio Pet Lady Network, by our invitation.