Docutainment Films


Life in the Doghouse

Director, Producer
In pre-production (competion-2017)

LIFE IN THE DOG HOUSE will tell the inspiring story of Danny Robertshaw, Ron Danta and the remarkable stories surrounding the work they do at Danny & Ron's Rescue. Since 2005, when they rescued 600 dogs in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, Danny & Ron have saved and found homes for more than 9,000 abused, abandoned and starving dogs.

When Danny and Ron rescue a dog it lives with them, not in a kennel, but in their home until their perfect family match is found. At any given time, there will be as many as 55 dogs living in their private home. The feature documentary will showcase their unique approach to dog rescue & adoption, while entertaining, educating and inspiring millions to make the right choices when it comes to animal adoption, care and safety.

Editor Bob Eisenhardt, A.C.E
Producer/Director of Photography Clay Westervelt
Producer Nancy Knox Talcott
Composer Miriam Cutler




Harry & Snowman


Director, Producer
(2015)

Harry & Snowman is a feature length documentary about international show jumping rider Harry deLeyer and his famous horse Snowman. Harry & Snowman were the Cinderella story of late 1950s and 1960s. Snowman was an old Amish plow horse that Harry rescued off a truck that was bound for the meat and glue factory for $80. In less than two years after his rescue, they were the national show jumping champions and had become national celebrities.

Very few horse stories have been able to truly touch the hearts of a nation. Seabiscuit did it in the 1930s, Harry & Snowman did it again in the 1950s and then not again until Secretariat in the 1970s. This documentary will be the first time that Harry & Snowman's remarkable and heartfelt story will be told by 85-year-old Harry himself.

Editor Nancy Kennedy
Composers Joel Goodman & Elik Alvarez
Director of Photography/Producer Clay Westervelt
Executive Producer Karin Reid Offield
Executive Producer Paul Winston Blavin




Miss You Can Do It

Director, Producer
(2013) HBO

Miss You Can Do It chronicles Abbey Curran, Miss Iowa USA 2008 and the first woman with a disability to compete at the Miss USA Pageant, and eight girls with various disabilities as the girls participate in the Miss You Can Do It Pageant. Abbey founded the Miss You Can Do It Pageant in 2004 and girls and their families travel from around the country to participate in this event where their inner beauty and abilities reign.

Editor Geof Bartz, A.C.E.
Director of photography Clay Westervelt & Arlene Nelson
Producers Clay Westervelt & Julie Anderson



Pageant

Co-Director/Producer, Executive Producer
(2009) Limited theatrical release
(2009) Wolfe Video
(2010) Sundance Channel

This multi-award winning film presents a behind-the-scenes look at the 34th Miss Gay America contest where fifty-two ordinary gentlemen go to extraordinary lengths to be crowned as winner. Pageant follows five of the most talented and beautiful female impersonators as they prepare to dominate in this underground competition.

Featuring stunning musical numbers, this movie dives into the heart and soul of this make-believe world: the men behind the make up. Hear from the contestants themselves and those who accompany them on this quest: husbands, mothers, sons, and little brothers

Editor William Haugse, A.C.E. & James Cude
Co-director/producer Stewart Halpern


Docutainment Films would like to thank the following businesses
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Midnight Sound Productions

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