I have some amazing news to share with all of you.
Our adorable little Malti-poo, Lulu, is going to be in a movie!! A real live, Hollywood kind of movie! Can you believe it??? We are still trying to wrap our brains around it ourselves!
This is the picture that started it all. Here is what happened.
We have a wonderful dog trainer/instructor named Vicki, who is so wonderful with dogs. She has a dog named Kate that can do just about any kind of trick and is so talented that she has her own agent and has been in commercials. Vicki was contacted about this movie role and submitted a video of Kate, but the producers told her Kate was too big, they were looking for a small dog and did she know of any? Vicki told them about Lulu and another small dog that she trains. The producer contacted us and asked if we could send in a picture and video of Lulu. I sent them this picture, along with a video I had taken on my phone of Lulu doing some of her tricks.
A few days later, the producer asked if we could bring Lulu to the Big City for an audition, and of course we said yes!!! I was so amazed at how well Lulu did at the audition - I mean, I know she is a smart dog, but it seemed that she just knew exactly what to do and when. The director fell in love with her, and told me that when he envisioned the dog for this part, it looked just like Lulu. Weeks went by and still no word, and I was starting to wonder if maybe they were going to choose another dog.
Last Friday night, I got an e-mail from the producer that Lulu had been chosen!! The movie will shoot here in Arizona starting in mid-October, and most of Lulu's scenes will be shot in a town that is about an hour and a half drive away from us. There are some new things that Lulu will need to learn, so we are getting together with Vicki today to start training them.
To say we are excited about this would be a huge understatement! We are so proud of our little dog, and never in a million years would we have thought she would ever get an opportunity like this. Vicki told us that it never, ever happens this way, and that most of the time a dog needs an agent and lots of exposure, so it is really a miracle that this just fell into our laps.
We have had so much interest about this from friends and family that Lulu now has a Facebook page!! If you would like to follow her and her journey through the movie process, just search for Lulu Townsend and look for the above picture. You can "like" her page and be able to see the updates as I post them there. I will update here on the blog for those of you who don't use Facebook.
I will be crazy busy for the next few months trying to get some holiday crafting and sewing done, as well as shuttling Lulu to rehearsals and filming. Wow, it sounds weird to even type that.. ha ha! However, I will try to post when I can to keep you all updated. Wish us luck as we start this crazy journey :)