Gimme Shelter! Sean Casey Animal Rescue documentary 'Rescue! Brooklyn' is now available to stream worldwide.
For Brooklyn independent filmmaker Charlie Spickler, it all started when he visited Sean Casey Animal Rescue to adopt a dog. He loved the no-kill policy and strong community component of the non-profit Windsor Terrace shelter. So he came back the next day to ask SCAR founder/director Sean Casey if he could make a documentary about him and his group.
A little over a year later, Rescue! Brooklyn had its World Premiere at the 2013 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival. Now, the feature-length doc is available to stream worldwide via a distribution deal with AoBFF's own Brooklyn On Demand. The film will be available as a 48-hour rental for $2.99 and to purchase for $5.99. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to SCAR.
“We’re very excited to bring Rescue! Brooklyn to a worldwide audience of animal lovers,” said AoBFF Communications Director Anthony DeVito. “We created BKOD to give Brooklyn-centric indie films like Rescue a chance to reach an international audience. Sean Casey Animal Rescue has a huge international following on social media, and now their fans will all have the chance to see Charlie’s heartwarming and inspirational film.”
Some of the highlights of Rescue! Brooklyn:
• Sean’s capture and rescue of Prospect Park’s famously elusive “Ghost Dog,” a Cane Corso who had survived for four years in the park until he became sick. Charlie Spickler was able to get this moment on camera by following Sean for hours until he finally brought Ghost Dog in for medical care.
• The amazing story of John the dog, a stray puppy who was found in a parking lot, emaciated and who couldn’t move at all except to blink. Sean had resigned himself to the fact that John would not live through the night, but somehow he survived. His slow, steady journey of recovery became a global Facebook phenomenon, with animal lovers from all over the world donating to John’s medical expenses and drawing inspiration from his story.
RESCUE! BROOKLYN is more than just a documentary about animal rescue. It's a true Brooklyn story of compassion, community and second chances — for both the animals that are saved, and the army of dedicated volunteers who make SCAR’s mission possible.
About Brooklyn On Demand:
Brooklyn On Demand is a new pay-per-view hub designed to bring Brooklyn-centric films to audiences worldwide and generate revenue for their creators. Presented and curated by the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, BKOD showcases some of the best Brooklyn indies on a dedicated channel powered by Vimeo that can be viewed on a TV (via Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire etc), computer or phone. Brooklyn On Demand is the first-ever video on demand platform devoted to Brooklyn’s vibrant independent film scene.
Founded in 2011 by working artists, the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival is the only independent, international festival for, by and about Brooklyn indie film — a local scene with global influence. AoBFF screens films from all over the world whose creators are connected to Brooklyn’s diverse independent film community.