Help This Tribute to Senior Dogs Make It to the Big Screen

Gorman Bechard has launched a Kickstarter campaign to finish his new film, Seniors.

Senior dogs rock! So who better to tell their story than a rock documentarist? Gorman Bechard, who also created the award-winning film A Dog Named Gucci, has launched a Kickstarter campaign0 to finish his new feature-length film, Seniors.

It tells the stories of Chaser, the Border Collie who at the age of 12 now knows more than 1,100 words; Leo, who lives at Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary, a retirement home for dogs in Tennessee; Jane Sobel Klonsky, the author and famed National Geographic photographer who uses her talent to capture the bond between senior dogs and their humans.

Check out the trailer for Seniors:

The Kickstarter campaign runs through May 16 and has a goal of $30,000 to finish filming, with the hope of raising $75,000 or more to complete production and to pay for festival entry fees. The thank-you gifts are wide-ranging and wonderful, depending on the amount you donate, and we’re loving the package for $300 or more donations, which includes an original PAW-ART painting from Old Friends.

Pamela Mitchell

Pamela Mitchell

This longtime journalist loves dogs, so much so that she made them her day job in 2014 by joining as Senior Editor. She lives in Houston, Texas, with her sweet and stinky Boston Terriers, Dolly and Spot. Read more of her writing on Dogster and friend her on Facebook.


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