Trailer for Sniff the Dog Movie



Film Production Snapshots

Making a movie is hard work, and a lot of great fun, too. We hope you enjoy some of these behind the scenes moments of the stars and crew.



Diary of a Film-Maker's Wife

A note from Kim: Scroll down to the end if you want to read this in chronological order. (Recommended, but not strictly necessary…)



Sniff's Big Day - 10 Year Anniversary!

November 6, 2019

I've been baking for the past 24 hours - five cakes (all gluten free and one vegan), 4 dozen dog bone cookies and next will be the icing and decorating! 

The Sniff letters are up on the Grand Lake marquee (Barry and I drove by just to see). The notices are in the local papers and Barry has completed half an hour of shorts, out-takes and behind the scenes footage to screen ahead of the feature - the new Director's Director's cut! We've even got the little i-pods ready with the audio description for a couple of blind people we know are coming.

It has been so much fun looking at the making-of footage and only one sadness when one of the hard-drives got knocked to the floor. Whatever was on there is lost forever. 

Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight and to having a piece of Sniff's birthday cake! (Hmm... which one shall I choose?)



10th Anniversary Screening at Oakland's Grand Lake Theatre Wed Nov. 6 2019 at 7 pm

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Sniff! (Can you believe it?)

Join us at the Grand Lake Theatre for a trip down memory lane with a new cut of Sniff the Dog Movie! That makes it the director's Director's Cut... now just 75 minutes of fun, fact and fiction.

Bring the family!  Doors open at 6 for a couple of B. Stone short dog films, a meet and greet and some live music. There will be "pupcorn", special prizes and a short introduction by the film-makers and maybe even a star dog or two...  Order tickets in advance here (go to Special Events and look for Sniff). Tickets are available at the door $12/$8.50.

You can be here on Wednesday night November 6 and still be in bed early enough to get to work or school:

The historic Grand Lake Theater has been designated as one of the top ten vintage theaters in the nation. Located in the lovely Grand/Lakeshore District, the surrounding neighborhood offers a tremendous variety of dining options. Winner of the East Bay Express Reader Poll as the “Best Movie Theater” almost every year, it offers the Bay Area's best movie going experience. 




A Joy-Filled Day...

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Sniff is about to turn 10, so Barry and I arranged to have an anniversary screening at the Grand Lake Theatre for old times' sake. We've been getting notes from people who were in the film, giving us updates on their lives and letting us know of the passing of their dear doggies - as Jeff Lewis says in the film, "dogs don't live as long as we do", but we can certainly keep them in our hearts. It has been great to hear from everyone and we're so looking forward to Wednesday night!

Today we bombed around on our bicycles to try to get the word out to as many dog-lovers as possible. We reprinted some business cards with details about the screening (shorts at 6, the Mighty Wurlitzer at 6:30 and Sniff at 7 pm this Wednesday November 6, 2019) and proceeded to hand them out to everyone we saw walking a dog. Barry and I handed out cards at the farmers' market near the theatre, hit the line-up at Vegan Mob on MacArthur (apparently a new not-exactly-chicken-and-ribs hang-out for plant-based foodies!), then we cruised over to the Mosswood dog park and talked to the folks watching baseball and soccer games, then rode back to Piedmont Ave to give a card to Lan, the owner of Piedmont Fabric - she's a fellow dog-lover and has great taste in fabric - one of my Gazinga buttons! The sun was shining with warm autumn light and people met us with smiles and enthusiasm when we'd start talking about the film. As we cycled home and smiled at each other at the stop signs,  I remembered how we had that same feeling of fun and benevolence during the whole year and a half of filming - making Sniff has been one of the great highlights of our lives and it continues to bring us joy! Happy Birthday, Sniff!



Sniff at the 2nd Annual New York Dog Film Festival October 15, 2016

Sniff has been invited to the 2nd Annual Dog Film Festival in New York City! Our screening is at 11am October 15, 2016 at Symphony Space at 95th & Broadway. Spread the news to your New York dog-loving friends! For more details click here 


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"Dog" (1979) was Barry's first film, and the inspiration for Sniff. It played in theaters as a short ahead of Odeon features.



All Ways Welcome: Where the filmmakers met

In 1989 Barry and Kim made a film for the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Recreation...


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