From The Wrap By: Jeff Sneider
Busted Buggy Entertainment’s first-of-its-kind family film actually stars real rescue animals
Busted Buggy Entertainment is embarking on a unique release plan for its family film “Rescue Dogs,” which is slated to bound into theaters next spring. The company is teaming up with 20 animal rescues to host animal adoption events during opening weekend, it was announced Friday by Busted Buggy founder Courtney Daniels.
“Rescue Dogs” is a first-of-its-kind family movie that actually stars real rescue dogs (and a rescue cat and a rescue hamster) as the lead characters.
Audiences will be treated to Live Adoption events outside of theaters in hopes of raising both money and awareness, and adopting out a number of rescue animals.
Among the renowned rescues partnering with “Rescue Dogs” is Second Chance Rescue of New York City. “We here at Second Chance Rescue NYC are so excited to be a part of ‘Rescue Dogs!’ The plight of homeless animals in America is daunting. We are so thrilled that ‘Rescue Dogs’ will bring such great awareness to this important cause,” the organization said in a statement.
Some of the other animal rescues currently planning to join “Rescue Dogs” are as follows:
- Barks of Love Animal Rescue (Orange County)
- Emerald City Pet Rescue (Seattle)
- ARNO (New Orleans)
- Arizona Animal Welfare League (Phoenix)
- Austin Pets Alive (Austin)
- Animal Welfare League (Chicago)
- Family Dog Rescue (San Francisco)
- Angels Among Us Pet Rescue (Atlanta)
- Family Dogs New Life (Portland)
- Rescue Rovers (Salt Lake City)
“We are so excited to partner with these extraordinary rescue organizations across the nation,” said Daniels. “The amount of time these organizations put into saving animals lives is amazing and we could not be happier to help them in their efforts.”
Busted Buggy is still looking to partner with charities throughout the United States for the release of “Rescue Dogs.” If your animal rescue would be a good fit, please contact Taylor Brooks, VP of Marketing for BBE, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Rescue Dogs” is the story of Tracy and his rescue dog Charger who have to foil the plans of an evil businessman who wants to knock over their beach restaurant in order to build his golf course. With help from his brother, Tracy tries to pay the bills, manage the kitchen (where Charger helps cook) and still find time to fall in love with a beautiful dancer named Bridget. Through a comedy of errors and mishaps, the humans find that they themselves can be rescued by their very own rescue animals.
The film was written by Jordan Rawlins and MJ Anderson, and co-directed by Anderson and Haik Katsikian.
Busted Buggy Entertainment is a film and television production company founded by actress Courtney Daniels. “Rescue Dogs” is the third feature film BBE has produced and is especially close to Daniels’ heart, as she is the proud parent of 7 rescue animals. Busted Buggy Entertainment’s second film, “The Girl in the Book” starring Emily VanCamp, hits theaters on Dec. 11.