DOG WAR Film Finishing Fund

$3,518 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 109 people in 7 months
Created November 7, 2018
Dog War Team

Each year, tens of millions of dogs are farmed or stolen, and then slaughtered for food throughout parts of Asia. In Korea, popular myths claim that a tortuous and painful death enhances the taste of the meat and the sexual "stamina" of the men who eat it. Welcome to  the hidden  world of  the dog meat trade – a practice that has become a flashpoint in South Korea, where some believe the Asian custom originated, and where cultural and generational shifts have drawn entrenched battle lines.

Enter a team of American special ops vets who join forces with Korean activists and employ commando practices to stop this lucrative and powerful industry. Working mostly undercover, they enter and disrupt the shadow world of the dog meat trade, saving one or hundreds of dogs at a time, and help to transform an industry and country. Leaving behind families and critics that question their motives and tactics, the vets risk it all to fight for those that cannot fight for themselves – dogs brutally  tortured  for human consumption.  Directed by Andy Abrahams Wilson (the filmmaker behind the Oscar-semifinalist  Under Our Skin ),  Dog War  goes behind the scenes as the battle unfolds, looking at the complex forces that pit dogs' lives against human livelihoods, and revealing haunting truths about the breach of contract with man's best friend.

Watch the trailer   above and share it with others! 

In Korea alone, the cruel dog meat industry commits purposeful, intentional torture, inhumane killing, theft of family pets and a multitude of other abuse and neglect to an estimated 2-3 million dogs each year. The only way to stop this practice is through education and spreading awareness around the world. And it’s working. Dog meat consumption is in decline due to the work of activists at home and abroad.

With a team of award-winning, veteran filmmakers at the helm, Dog War will leverage gripping non-fiction storytelling to raise broad-scale, international awareness of the dog meat trade so that we can finally put an end to these inhumane practices. Please join us in educating audiences around the world by donating to the completion of the documentary. Together, we can stop the cruelty and torture of millions of dogs. 


After three production trips to Korea, we have completed principal production,  and now need funds to edit. We've been fortunate to get this far with many small donations and a few larger ones, as well as in-kind services and reduced rate fees. With your help, we will be able to edit our roughly 80 hours of footage into a compelling narrative that will reach the hearts and minds of millions.

Our  funding goal of $10,000 will enable us to hire an editor and begin the months' long editing process. After this, we'll  be unstoppable. Your tax-deductible contribution, large or small, brings us closer to finishing the film – and to mainstream visibility of the hidden horror facing dogs in South Korea.

So that we can complete the film with the urgency it demands, we're looking for select donors who have the capacity  to make a greater impact. For a $500 contribution, you will receive On Screen Credit  in the completed film. We have other giving thresholds to receive honorary Associate Producer and  Executive Producer  credits. If you have questions about how this works or would like additional information, please email us directly at mail@openeyepictures.com. Open Eye Pictures is a non-profit, public benefit corporation under section 501(C)(3) IRS code. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

Equally important, we hope you will join the  Dog War  team as an ambassador and help spread the word about our film and funding campaign. Please share  this GoFundMe campaign on social media with friends, family, animal rights activists, and anyone you think might be interested.

Open Eye Pictures  is a multi-award-winning, non-profit organization specializing in the production and distribution of creative, educational media. We open the eyes and minds of viewers to see the extraordinary in the ordinary and the bigness in the littlest of things. We turn the lens on places where worlds and assumptions collide, encouraging compassion and action,  and moving audiences in unexpected ways.

Contact: mail@openeyepictures.com

+ Read More
Hi Everyone, thanks to your your support we're almost 1/3rd of our way to our GoFundMe goal! Every donation, large or small, brings us closer to finishing the film. So please keep spreading the word: savethedogsfilm.com
+ Read More
As of today, the DOG WAR film community has raised $455 of our $25,000 goal. We're so thankful for the support we've received so far, but we have a ways to go until the fundraising drive is complete. Please continue to share the DOG WAR film drive widely! We'll be sure to keep you up to date with the progress being made. :)
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update

$3,518 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 109 people in 7 months
Created November 7, 2018
Dog War Team
Funds raised will benefit:
Open Eye Pictures Inc
Certified Charity
+ Learn More
San Rafael, CA
EIN: 320154227
How it Works
  1. You make a donation using a PayPal account or a credit/debit card to PayPal Giving Fund (a 501(c)(3) charitable organization).
  2. After the deduction of payment processing fees, PayPal Giving Fund delivers the funds it receives to the chosen charity on a monthly basis.*
* If, after reasonable efforts, PayPal Giving Fund cannot deliver donations to this charity, the funds may be donated to another charity per PayPal Giving Fund’s policies.
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
Debra Riddle
1 hour ago
Yeowol Kim
1 hour ago
Reyhaneh Abdizadeh
2 hours ago
Jade Dexter
6 hours ago
Tim Moore
7 hours ago
Nathalie Gosselin
7 hours ago
Patricia Frederick
8 hours ago
Mirela Willhelm
12 hours ago
Jennifer Gasca
12 hours ago
Danny Van Huizen
1 month ago
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.