DIRECTOR ANNE-SOPHIE BINE’ — DARK COMEDY “DOG LOVER” HOSTS — WORLD PREMIERE AT BROAD HUMOR FILM FESTIVAL
— Los Angeles Premiere at DTLA Film Festival on September 17, 2022 —
Los Angeles, CA (September 12, 2022) – Anne-Sophie Bine’s directorial debut, “Dog Lover”—a dark comedy about a man who realizes the only way to win his wife’s love is by becoming her dog—is making the rounds at film festivals. On the heels of the September 3rd World Premiere at The Broad Humor Film Festival, focusing on comedic films by women, the film will next host its Los Angeles Premiere at the Downtown LA Film Festival (DTLA) on September 17, 2022, at 11:20 a.m. at 1000 West Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90015.
The film stars film TV veteran actor Paul Hungerford (Bravo’s “Significant Others,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Dirty, Sexy, Money”), Olivier-winning actress Gaby Santinelli (Michael Winterbottom’s “A Summer in Genoa,” Paramount’s “Losing Isaiah”), George Snarberg III (“The Shores,” “The Newest Pledge,” “Drop Dead Diva”) and Lindsey Rose Naves (“The L Word: Generation Q,” “Criminal Minds,” Shonda Rhime’s “For the People”).
Director Anne-Sophie Bine says,
“Our core creative team hails from the U.S., France, Venezuela and China. We met as fellows at the American Film Institute and first collaborated on this project as a school exercise. A year later, our deep belief in the potential of this story led us to re-make it so we could show it to the world. The result of our second collaboration is the short film, ‘Dog Lover.’”
In “Dog Lover,” a demoralized husband is losing hope of ever winning back his wife’s affection—until he inadvertently finds the one absurd desire that will make her happy. He must decide whether to change himself into her dog, or risk being alone forever.
Bine got her start in the film industry working with Academy Award-winning production designer Rick Heinrichs on large film productions in London, LA and New Zealand, including “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,” currently on Amazon Prime.
“Dog Lover” is also an Official Selection at the upcoming festivals in September and October: Hell’s Half Mile Festival (Michigan); Tallgrass Film Festival (Kansas); Highland Park Independent Film Festival; Newport Beach Film Festival; and Topaz Film Festival by Women in Film (Dallas).
“Dog Lover” is directed and produced by Anne-Sophie Bine. Tara Austin produced and screenwriting is by Ari Jacobson. Cinematography is by Nathan Podshadley with editing by Tianze “Edward” Sun and production design by Jose Herrera.
About Anne-Sophie Bine
Anne-Sophie Bine is a 2022 fellow of the American Film Institute where she created her directorial debut, “Dog Lover.” A 2018 graduate of Stanford University, she earned a BA in Comparative Literature, Art History and Creative Writing, and she also holds an MA in Philosophy from the Sorbonne in Paris. She has worked with Academy Award-winning production designer Rick Heinrichs on large film productions in London, Los Angeles and New Zealand, including “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,” currently on Amazon Prime. Of French and Polish background, she speaks five languages and loves her pooch “Leos,” named after Leos Carax, one of her favorite directors.