Double Feature

Screens with: Canine Soldiers

Fri Feb 23, 2018 – 7:30 pm | Domenico’s |
Fri Mar 2, 2018 – 2:30 pm | Bushel & Peck’s


Directed by Erin Sanger

Narrative Short
USA | 14 min | 2017

Tom enlists the help of his daughter Lindsey in staging an intervention for his alcoholic son, Michael. The plan derails when they discover Michael has grown attached to a mutt he’s taken off the street. As Lindsey and Tom try to convince Michael to give up the dog and enter treatment, long-brewing family tensions finally erupt.

Mutt - Erin SangerErin Sanger
Director,  Writer

Erin Sanger is an award-winning filmmaker and graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her work has screened at over fifty film festivals internationally including SXSW, Tribeca, and Palm Springs Shorts Fest. She is a Wasserman Award Winner, Student Academy Award nominee, Webby Award Honoree, and her directorial work has been featured on PBS, Hulu, National Geographic, and The Atlantic. She is currently in production on her first feature-length documentary THE COMA CLUB, which received NYU’s Richard Vague Production Fund Award for 2017. She is also developing her first narrative screenplay, which was a Semi Finalist in the 2017 Academy Nicholls Fellowship.

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Film Information

Director: Erin Sanger
Country: USA
Year: 2017
Language: English
Runtime: 14 min
Rated: PG 13


Producers: Ben Altarescu
Cinematographer/DP: Brandon Roots
Set Decorator: 
Allie Wilkinson
Stunt Coordinator: Paul Dreschler-Martell
Production Designer: Charlotte Royer
Editor: Lauren Minnerath
Production Assistants: Daniel Buono and Paulo Testolini
Assistant Director:
 Cecilia Delgado
Production Coordinator:
 Kate Patterson
Sound Mixer: Yongsoo Lee
Makeup Artist: Jenai Chin

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