Our Cocker Spaniel and ins-paw-ration is set to grace the big screen, with a New York City premiere of The Dog Wedding movie, this Saturday, November 21st. The Dog Wedding” is a bark-out-loud roma
The Fidose of Reality family will be there, too, so expect a full report, images, video, and the scoop on the who wore what and who sniffed whom. In advance of this gala event and movie premiere, I connected with Jason B. Hurwitz, the film’s Producer, to get the inside scoop and what to expect this weekend in New York City!
“The Dog Wedding” movie premiere is also the big screen debut for 50 canine couples who won “The Dog Wedding” Photo Contest. In total, the Contest received 572 photo entries from dog weddings in 41 states and 12 countries. The winners, which total 3 million social media followers, include rescu
Through the fundraising arm of this blog, Wigglebutt Warriors® hosted our first gala fundraiser a few years ago called Wigglebutt Wedding to raise funds for dogs in need. From there, my spouse and I continued to fundraise and now Wigglebutt Warriors does year-round amazing things for homeless dogs and dogs in need.
This movie is a romantic comedy involving a couple who only crosses paths at a dog park. It is love at first sniff for their Bulldogs. The humans end up coming together, and they discover a connection through their dogs.
Sent to Arizona to close a pickle factory, an uptight German businesswoman falls for a kind-hearted American wrestler she meets at a dog park, testing her lifelong obedience to her CEO/father. Making her U.S. film debut, German star Rosalie Thomass plays opposite World Wrestling Entertainment’s Matthew Bloom, Bernhard Schütz and a delightfully eccentric cast in this refreshing romantic comedy. Follow the improbable duo as they discover that your best friend’s wedding can be a real wake-up call.
“I have a passion for dogs. My girlfriend and I have a rescued Puggle,” Hurwitz admits. “But it was my friend, Matthew Bloom, known worldwide for his 15-year career with WWE and New Japan Pro Wrestling, who worked with me on this for many years.”
Hurwitz first met Bloom in kindergarten, and throughout their lives, it had been a dream for the dynamic duo to make a movie together. Since Matthew always had bulldogs, Hurwitz developed an idea of this unlikely couple – of a business woman and a pro wrestler – getting together through their dogs.
To an outsider, Hurwitz realizes some may think a dog wedding is absurd, but it actually brings people together. The smiles on people’s faces at the dog wedding are amazing.
Who Are the Movie’s Stars
The film was shot in Arizona. The desert created a magical location, and they looked around for families with Bulldogs in the area. One couple in particular caught their eye, and this just worked out.
Helping Dogs in Need
“We’re proud to donate 100% of ticket sales to Canine Companions for Independence and Long Island Bulldog Rescue,” Hurwitz shares. “These charitable organizations serve New York with 50 collective years of dedication to animal welfare and the human-canine bond.”
Dogs Help Us Lead a Better Life
Did he prefer working with people or pets? Hurwitz says the dogs were the greatest and they brightened up the whole set.
“They filmed the whole movie in a month,” he reveals. “The dogs livened up the set.”
The target audience is a family: All can watch it together. It is fun, intelligent, and family friendly. It will be rated PG-13 for its public release. The big release will be Valentine’s Day of 2016.
Hurwitz says the film is timeless.
“With Instagram, some cultural shifts like people dressing up their dogs, pet parenthood is more familiar these days.”
A sequel is coming! With the laughing, cheering crowd of the Boston premiere indicate that this doggie dramedy hits a core audience who love their pooches!
If You Want To Attend
At this stage of things, the New York premiere is sold out, but rumor has it that some tickets may be available through the Bidding for Good website, as tickets went fast!
Follow the fun with Fidose will be on the pink carpet on social media this weekend in New York City. Learn more about The Dog Wedding movie here.
Has your dog ever dressed up for a formal event?