“The Year Of The Dog” – A Movie About Hope And Recovery
This is his first movie - 137 minutes of hope, survival, an UNDERDOG ( no pun attended )...
...a story that appeals to so many people, in a thousand different ways. Rob stars in 'The Year Of The Dog' - This 41-year-old spent his childhood dealing with some pretty traumatic stuff in some rural villages in Alaska - I was amazed at how accurate he was in acting the part of an alcoholic who was facing a major turning point in his life - to ATTEMPT to stay sober for 30 days. This is a feat that slays most people in early recovery.
This film was shot in Montana in only 19 days, which is flat-out remarkable
I guarantee you 100 million % you will fall in love with his co-star - Caleb. According to theyearofthedog.com Caleb is a rescue dog who had bounced between foster homes for years because he was reported “too much dog”—is there such a thing? He eventually landed in the loving care of Cathy and Gregg Pittman of the Performing Animal Troupe. The Year of the Dog marks Caleb's feature-film debut. Rob plays the role of Matt, a loner alcoholic that is dealing with the demons of addiction - you can just feel the angst, the raw tension of what the fight is all about - trying to save your own life. Here is the thing, you don't have to have any personal issues with recovery/.addiction to relate to this movie. It's as genuine and REAL as you will ever find. Robert's goal is simple, "...saving lives, capturing the emotional essence of the experience" - by the way, Rob is NOT an alcoholic, but you wouldn't know it by watching his acting ability - This movie is his true love, his baby, and every second of the film captures his real concern and a common goal - "We all have a responsibility to support each other"
The one thing that I was most impressed with was something Rob told me...
After a screening of the movie, an addiction counselor came up to him and told him that "... 'The Year Of The Dog' will save lives in the future". I can't think of a greater compliment than that. THE actor Jeff Bridges paid him an ultimate professional 5-star review - telling Robert that he "...saw a beautiful film, and was impressed with how he dealt with addiction" -
A couple of months ago I had several people here in BisMan ask me WHEN the movie would be released, for their chance to own this wonderful film.....and now here you are:
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