During the festival this past weekend, the film was awarded Best Video along with $25,000 towards new work. Blogged by Blake Whitman for the festival and awards team
When Eliot Rausch stepped up to the podium to accept the award for the Documentary category, his shock and appreciation were obvious. Later, when he returned to accept the award for Best Video and the $25,000 grant towards his future work, his genuine gratitude moved us just as much as his film.Here is the film again.
Last Minutes with ODEN from phos pictures on Vimeo.
It is the story of Jason Wood and his dog Oden, towards the end of Oden's life (warning of euthanasia scene).
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