Dog Days Short Film

Deakin University Graduate Student Short Film: 

Hey there!

We are a group of 6 Deakin students working together on our graduate student film.

The film follows Julie and her dog Bruce as they escape from a decade long abusive relationship. Julie attempts to seek asylum at a woman's crisis shelter but is denied entry because of a 'No Pets' policy.
Julie has to make a difficult decision, does she lose her best friend and only companion for safety and shelter, or be thrust out into an uncertain and potentially dangerous life of homelessness?
Her abusive partner isn't letting her get away that easy though.

We are super passionate about our project and its importance to shine a light on the issue of domestic violence. 

Did you know that pets really aren't allowed into Woman's Crisis Shelters?

Yep, that's right, they're really not. It's a little known fact and it's an issue that needs to be brought to the publics attention!

So we're asking for your help! Not only to help us make an entertaining film, but a film that covers an important current issue and to spread awareness. 

Unfortunately, making films are not cheap and we cannot cover the costs of production ourselves.
We need your help to cover the costs of locations, location permits, props and we may potentially need to hire animal talent (which is ridiculously expensive!!) We will also be getting our film professionally sound mixed which costs around $900. (Just think of those delicious dog borks in 5.1 Dolby Surround) 

We have also just been quoted $1,500 for traffic management costs. We need to block off a bridge for our final scene, it is a crucial plot point in our film and the film will lack without it!
So as you can see, there's a lot to cover.
We will be updating this page with a price breakdown as we find out exact costs so that you can see where your money is going!

We will be pouring a lot of our own funds into this film (we will be trying to match the money you guys donate us with our own money) along with our passion but being uni students, we don't have enough to cover the entire costs.

But don't worry! We aren't just going to scab your money! We want to reward you for having faith in us and our important film! We've got several reward tiers to help you decide how much you would like to donate! (Along with our endless thanks and love)

$10 - 2x Dog Days Paw Stickers

$25 - Name added in the films credits and 5x Dog Days Paw Sticker's

$40 - Signed Copy of the Film Script

$50 - HD Digital Download of Dog Days Short Film* & copy of the Dog Days Storyboard.

$75 - 4k Digital Download of Dog Days Short Film*

$100 - DVD copy of Dog Days Short Film*

$120 - Bluray Copy of Dog Days Short Film*

$150 - Dog Days Mug

$200 - Dog Days Poster Signed by Cast and Crew

$400+ - Associate Producer Credit

Every tier will be rewarded the item/s from the proceeding tiers.

Tier rewards will be sent out in October 2019.

*Copies of the film will be delivered in June 2020 once our festival run is completed.



We appreciate any amount of donation towards our film! It's a huge passion project for all of us and we can't wait to start production. 

Much love,

The Dog Days Crew,

Ethan Grahek, Tenayah McLeod, Izzy Giollo, Matt Allensby, Chris Freeston and Nicholas Combes. 

Donations (0)

  • Tanya Hopkins 
    • $20 
    • 29 d
  • Jodie Myintoo 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Lexi Spurr 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Robert Pitt 
    • $150 
    • 1 mo
  • Elizabeth Everett 
    • $30 
    • 1 mo

Fundraising team: Dog Days (2) 

Tenayah McLeod 
Organizer
Raised $110 from 3 donations
Burwood, VIC
Isabella Lolita Giollo 
Team member
Raised $175 from 2 donations
This team raised $1,000 from 9 other donations.
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