Bastian, star dog


Working with animals on set can be challenging at times, even stressful. We learned this first hand. After staying in the vehicle of his wrangler for almost an hour, staying warm and reading his lines while listening to the oldies radio, Bastian, our star dog of the film, was ready to come on set. We wanted a dramatic wide shot of him slowly walking across the set covered in fresh snow. Easy, right? Well…Bastian decided otherwise. After all, why walk when he could run around and enjoy this beautiful fresh mantle of snow glimmering in the afternoon sun which was starting to pick over the cloudy Brooklyn sky?