Behind the Scenes of the “Dexter” Parody, “Dogster”

Today’s post is a bit of a cheat.  I didn’t make it, but my good friend Erin was a part of the making of a short called “Dogster, ” a parody of the hit show “Dexter.”  I admit, I wasn’t a “Dexter” fan, too much for a scaredy cat like me!  But “Dogster” is very funny, and its awesome watching your friends create great things which help them inch closer and closer to realizing all of their dreams.  Great job Erin!!  {Erin has a popular Tumblr – Lost Angeles Street Art, you should check it out.}

Greta the dog, resting between takes on "Dogster" Photo Courtesy of Erin Mitchell
Greta the dog, resting between takes on “Dogster”
Photo Courtesy of Erin Mitchell

The finale of “Dexter” may have been almost a year ago but it stuck with me until now.  And not in a good way.  I loved “Dexter” from the very beginning but found the finale trite, anti-climactic and lacking in some good, old fashioned Dexter style killing.  So when my wildly funny actress friend Jill Lover called me up several months ago and pitched me an idea for a “Dexter” parody I was more than excited and willing to help in any way possible.  I wanted to remember the “Dexter” I fell in love with and this was the perfect opportunity!

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Behind the scenes on the making of “Dogster” Photo Courtesy of Erin Mitchell

 

I was ecstatic when Jill made me a producer on her creation. The word producer gets thrown around a lot and most probably have no idea what it means.  In the case of “Dogster,” I wore many hats.  Over our fun, two day shoot I acted as dog wrangler, transportation coordinator, security, craft-service, equipment schlepper and moral support.  Personally, my favorite part of filming was setting up a kill room in Jill’s apartment.

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Should I be worried none of her neighbors checked on our suspicious behavior?  Making a film is a collaborative effort so it’s important to note that none of this would have been possible without the help of a very talented and passionate crew!  Whether you watched “Dexter” or not, I think you will enjoy the message behind the short.

Thanks for watching Dogster!

 

Executive Producer, Writer – Jill Lover

Director, DP – Julien Lasseur

Producer – Camilla Grove

Producer – Erin Mitchell

Editor, Production Designer – Jamie Thalman

Editor – David Miess

VFX – Matt Macar

Audio Editor – Alex Wroten

Production Assistant – JT Keller

Color Correction – Institution Post

CAST

Astor – Jill Lover

Douchebag – Brooks McBeth

Cody – Mike Kopera

Douchebag Woman – Barbara Blake

Greta the Dog – Greta McBeth

Shirley the Dog – Shirley Chicken Lover

 

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