Dolly’s welcomes local producer and director Andrew Hadra with his latest documentary film Away to Me on Sunday, August 30th from 1-3 PM. Hadra will be selling and signing copies of the DVD as well as talking about his experience creating this visual and incredible cinematic story.
Hadra has always been fascinated by “all things dog” and was drawn to the Soldier Hollow Classic Sheepdog Championship several years ago — which is where this journey and story-telling began.
Hadra states, “The special bond between Man and Dog has been in place for at least 15,000 years. Whether as a working partner, a sporting partner, a pet, or any combination thereof, there’s a reason why the dog has stood the test of time as “man’s best friend”. We are excited at the chance to bring the extraordinary relationships between the handlers and their dogs and the excitement and motion of the competition to life for you.”
Mr. Hadra attended the University of Southern California (USC) School of Cinematic Arts.
About the film:
Part travelogue, part human interest story and part sports movie, Away To Me is a feature length documentary that takes its audience on a visually spectacular journey across the world, following three national champions from the US, Canada and South Africa as they prepare for and then compete in a major international competition in one of the world’s truly quirky and delightful sports — sheepdog trialing.
Seemingly simple — but in reality astonishingly complex — to see a sheepdog trial is to love it. Adored by millions around the world but largely unknown in North America, the first sheepdog trials took place in Wales in 1873, and today are held in the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Chile, Canada, the USA, Australia, New Zealand and many other farming nations.
The relationships captured onscreen between the handlers and their canine partners will touch you, and the drama and beauty of the competition will leave you spellbound. Away To Me shines a cinematic light on the three ordinary people leading extraordinary lives in the pursuit of their passions, and at its heart is a loving nod to the timeless and special bond between Man and Dog.
Away To Me
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