"Susie's Hope" is a feature film based on the true life story of a NC dog who was set on fire in 2010. Susie survived and now is an inspirational spokes-dog standing against animal cruelty. Super Smiley is Super smilin' to call Susie his friend and to be in NC supporting her at the Premier.
"Susie's Hope" is an animal advocacy film directed by Jerry Rees and starring Emmanuelle Vaugier as Donna Lawrence, Susie's real-life person. Other cast includes Andrea Powell from "Twilight - Breaking Dawn", and Jon Provost who created and played the character Timmy in the iconic television series "Lassie." Megan Blake,The Pet Lifestyle Coach(TM), from Pet Life Radio's "A Super Smiley Adventure" plays Susie's trainer in the film, and her dog, Super Smiley, makes a special cameo appearance so they both can lend their energies to promoting the film's message of Hope and Forgiveness and of Care-taking our beautiful animals. Marsha Williams, the director of the Guilford County Animal Shelter, was instrumental in saving Susie and made the initial decision to not euthanize her when she was first brought to the shelter burned and near death.
Blake says "It was such an honor to work on this film that delves into the horrific cruelty people sometimes inflict on innocent animals, but then turns to share an amazing journey of hope, forgiveness and of the power we all have to affect change, create new legislation and to share the depth and immense value of these animals. For Super Smiley and me, it was a journey of relearning and reaffirming the importance of just standing up and being present for these beautiful creatures who add so much to our lives."
"Susie's Hope" world premier will be April 13th at the RiverRun Film Festival in Winston Salem, NC. When it sold out immediately, two more screenings were added on the April 16th and 20th. For ticket information go to www.2013.riverrunfilm.com Megan Blake and Super Smiley along with Donna and Susie will be at the Saturday screening. Visit Super Smiley's page at www.SmileyTheDog.com and on Facebook at Super Smiley Anniversary Tour.