Paterson

A bus driver who also writes poetry witnesses the details of life through a windshield.   
  • Starring: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani
  • Director(s): Jim Jarmusch
  • Producer(s): Molly Hassell, Ivan Orlic, Sam Raimi     
  • Screenwriter(s): Jim Jarmusch
  • Distributor: Bleecker Street Media
  • Animal Coordinator: Theatrical Animals
  • Release Date: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
  • Rating: Outstanding

Featured Animal Action

Throughout the film, the main character has a pet dog, who is seen performing such mild action as sitting/standing/lying, being held or petted, and walking/running on or off leash. For all of these scenes, trainers used hand signals and verbal commands to cue the mild action, which the trained dog was accustomed to performing. The barking/growling was also a trained behavior.

In the scene where the dog barks at the actors in the car, the trainer was off-camera cuing the dog to bark with hand signals.

In the scene where the actor takes the dog for a walk through his neighborhood, production closed the streets to the public. Animal trainers were off camera the whole time.