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FilmRise sets fall release for Ron Davis’ “Life in the Doghouse”

New York-based distributor FilmRise will provide Ron Davis’ feature-length documentary about a pair of South Carolina life partners whose life mission is to save dogs with a fall theatrical on demand release. Life ...
May 15, 2018

New York-based distributor FilmRise will provide Ron Davis’ feature-length documentary about a pair of South Carolina life partners whose life mission is to save dogs with a fall theatrical on demand release.

Life in the Doghouse follows Danny Robertshaw and Ron Danta who have up to 75 dogs at a time living in their home where they have a “no kennel policy.” The film delves into the lives of these men and the sacrifices they make as they approach their 10,000th dog rescue and adoption.

FilmRise will theatrically release the documentary via Gathr Films’ Theatrical On Demand in fall 2018. The director and FilmRise will be donating film’s proceeds to dog rescue charities across the country.

In 2005, when Hurricane Katrina swept New Orleans and thousands of dogs were left behind, Robertshaw and his partner of nearly three decades, Danta, stepped up to save the lives of abandoned canines. The veteran horse trainers drove their horse trailer down and back from South Carolina to New Orleans to bring home 40 to 60 dogs per trip. The couple used all their own resources for the effort, including their home, and eventually rescuing and finding homes for more than 600 dogs. In the process, Danny & Ron’s was founded. The dogs also join Robertshaw and Danta on the horse show circuit on their journey of finding their “forever home.”

The 82-minute Life in the Doghouse will bow at the Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Care Expo in Kansas City, Missouri, on May 15.

 

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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