Life Span of a Dog - Short Film

IMDB Page For LIFE SPAN OF A DOG  Synopsis: Set in the United States in the early 1970s, a young teen girl loses her father and descends into extreme grief. Not only that, she starts having flashbacks of a life she never lived, that of her father during his time in Auschwitz and 2 different work camps in Nazi Germany. Her only solace is found in Musical Theater as well as her only 2 friends at school. This is an autobiographical coming-of-age short.


Just added this video.  The character of Laura, who's story it is, is haunted by flashbacks she never experienced.   And can't figure out why. 

Film will shoot in SEPTEMBER 2021 (postponed from our original goal of Spring 2021, due to Covid)

We are looking for funds to produce this autobiographical short film in every aspect.

Although this is a short film, it packs an emotional wallop as far as subjects covered 

Coming of Age in the early 70s
1st Generation American
Generational Trauma
PTSD - Before it was a popular topic
The Holocaust was more than gas chambers and death
Art/Musical Theater as a Salve
Profound Loss at a Young Age





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  • Scott Carter
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  • Anonymous
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  • Tom Stevens
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  • Simon Cox
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  • Noah Hardt
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Cathy Reinking
Atlanta, GA

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