Life, Itself

  • Starring: Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde
  • Director(s): Dan Fogelman
  • Producer(s): Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, Aaron Ryder
  • Screenwriter(s): Dan Fogelman
  • Distributor: Stage 6 Films
  • Animal Coordinator: Dawn Barkan Animals
  • Release Date: Friday, September 21, 2018
  • Rating: Acceptable

Featured Animal Action

In the scene where the little girl comforts her dying dog on the kitchen floor, trainers brought the dog to the set. The crew was asked to be quiet while the dog was on set. The trainer placed the dog on his side and off-camera cued him to remain still and quiet. The actress was already acquainted with the dog prior to filming the scene.

In the scene where the little girl is lying down with the dog on her chest, the trainers placed the dog on the little girl, and like the scene before, simply cued the dog to rest on the girl.

Due to late notification and/or limited resources, American Humane Association did not monitor some of the dog action or any of the bird or horse action.