Monday, 15 June 2009

Edinburgh Film Festival gets new doggy star: Tippy from Dogs Trust West Calder!

When Tippy the German Shepherd Cross went home with filmmaker Matt Hulse and his girlfriend Lucy Brown, no-one realised she'd be a star of the Edinburgh International Film Festival before long!

Tippy and her new owners star together in Follow the Master, a debut feature from Matt which sees them following the 100-mile South Downs Way to pay homage to his grandfather, who died last year.

Matt explains:
“Originally we had planned on doing the road trip purely as a pilgrimage in honour of my grandpa, but I took some filming equipment along and Follow the Master was born!

Tippy was a natural in front of the camera and we always knew she had a definite star quality.”
Susan Tonner, Dogs Trust West Calder rehoming centre manager, adds:
“In the last 15 years we’ve had all sorts of dogs pass through the doors of our centre, but I think Tippy is the first to make it on to the big screen!”
The film’s world premiere takes place at the Edinburgh International Film Festival at 7.30pm on 20th June. To book tickets please visit the website.

Dogs Trust West Calder cares for 60 dogs at any one time. If you are interested in rehoming a dog please call the centre on 01506 873 459.

[Image Credit: Ailsa McWhinnie]
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