LOS ANGELES — Gone Doggy Gone is a comedic feature about an LA couple who treat their dog like a baby until it gets kidnapped. What ensues is an outlandish cat-and-mouse adventure as they hunt down the kidnapper, enlist a schlubby PI, and possibly even conquer their fear of parenthood.
Kasi had a dogwalker who began to bring her dog, Laila (also starring in the movie), home later and later after visits. She took Laila to the movies, grocery store and even her waxing appointments. She called Laila her BFF. This relationship, prompted the film’s creators to ask, what if she just decided to keep Laila for herself?
With ‘Gone Doggy Gone’ writer/directors Kasi Brown and Brandon Walter set out to comically explore how people use pets to avoid dealing with their relationship issues. They thought it would be interesting to apply very serious iconic kidnapping movies, Ransom, Silence of the Lambs, Gone Baby Gone, to a couple who consider their dog to be their “baby”.
Gone Doggy Gone is available on iTunes, Amazon, Best Buy, and the usual places. It won 18 awards on the festival circuit and screened this past summer at Arena Cinema Hollywood.