Description: When Peter, a young laboratory assistant in an animal testing facility is given the task to perform tests on an old beagle dog named Riley, Peter has a change of heart and in the dark of the night goes on a mission to save the old beagle dog.
Director: Noemi Durivou
Category: Short Documentary
About the Film
Synopsis: When Peter, a young laboratory assistant in an animal testing facility is given the task to
perform tests on an old beagle dog named Riley, Peter has a change of heart and in the dark of the night goes on a mission to save the old beagle dog.
At an animal sanctuary Peter tries to rehabilitate and heal the traumatized dog, as he discovers the dog’s passion for singing.
With the help of Riley, Peter realizes he has to save the other animals from the cruel and illegally run animal testing facility.
Logline: A young laboratory assistant Peter, has a change of heart upon meeting an old beagle dog named Riley, who is about to be tested on for chemical household items.
The question is wether Peter continues to pursue his career or wether he abandons his career to save the dog.
Director: Noemi Durivou
Peter: Justin Durivou
Bree: Suze Lanier- Bramlett
Dr. Muntz: Mark Morante
Jane: Brittanie Hitchcock
DP: Adrian Sierkowski
1st AC: Mike Wiser
Grip: Jude Abadi
Gaffer: Daniela Martinez Rodriguez
About the director: I am a female director and producer. I earned my bfa degree at the New York Film Academy in filmmaking and am currently pursuing my producing mfa degree at the New York Film Academy .
My purpose with “Lab Dog” is to bring awareness about the inhumane practices of animal testing which affects millions of animals every year.
I am hoping that with this film people will question the ethics of a practice that in today’s world could easily be replaced with safer methods which require no animal testings.
Lab dog has won the 2019 Shout Out for Animals Film Festival award in Cyprus and won the honorable award for the 2019 Top Shorts Film Festival as a first time director, as well as an achievement award in the 2019 Indie Short Fest.
Our actress and animal rights activist Suze Lanier-Bramlett has acted in Wes Cravens cult film The Hills Have Eyes (1977).
The producer for Lab dog is Justin Durivou, an animal rights activist and has also won several film awards for his film Jacpott.
Instagram to Lab Dog: https://www.instagram.com/lab_dog_the_film_2019/