Date and Time
Thu, Jun 20
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Free and open to AFS members of all levels.
1143 Northwestern Ave, Austin, TX 78702
Detroit and Houston, cities heading in opposite directions, share a growing issue regarding the abundance of homeless dogs on their streets. Volunteer dog rescuers who no longer accept the situation the dogs are in, battle to change cultures and save lives.
Director Tom McPhee is a story-teller / documentary filmmaker. He creates original digital stories as they relate to human – animal interaction. He is the Executive Director of the World Animal Awareness Society, an award winning producer & director of film, TV, and multi-language interactive media, and owns two media companies, Cave Studio and Man Smiling Moving Pictures.
Tom sold FLIXTOUR to a large media company and proceeded to launch 2 TV series’ he starred in on Canadian Cable Channels, The i-Channel and The Pet Network. Tom hosted and was Showrunner on Tom McPhee’s Pet Rescue and was a character voice and Showrunner for Rock & Roll Dogs, a partially animated series with a very irreverent look at being a dog.In 2005 Tom found himself in New Orleans immediately following Hurricane Katrina and produced and directed his first award-winning feature doc, An American Opera – The Greatest Pet Rescue Ever! An American Opera spent 2 years on the festival circuit and is still playing on TV around the world a few times a year. The Rescue Party Tour followed – raising thousands for animal rescues around the world.
In 2010 Tom created the now award-winning World Animal Awareness Society & WA2S Films non profit media company – hosting animal rescue viral video shows on the WA2S Films YouTube Channel in support of animal rescues.
RUFF LIFE is the culmination of the last seven years work attempting to understand the world of dog rescue and convey that world to as many people as possible.
This Works-In-Progress Screening with be open to the public.
AFS’s Works-In-Progress series provides the growing, diverse and vibrant filmmaking community of Austin peer-level critiques of rough or fine cuts of their work. Screenings are free and are followed by moderated audience feedback sessions. Do you have a film you want to submit for Works-In-Progress consideration? Make level members and above can apply here? Not an AFS MAKE member? Register your membership here!