The Brown Dog

Based on a True Story

By Jerrold Chong & Andre Quek, with Eric Khoo

brown dog walking through a field
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A brown dog, with a severed foreleg, struggles to survive amidst a harsh cruel human world. Inspired by true events, this is the story of how Cathy Strong, the co-founder of Animal Lovers League, discovered her calling for saving animals in need. Cathy’s encounter with the puppy reminds her of what inspired her to start Animal Lovers League, which she co-founded with Mohan Div.
Rated PG

The film is dedicated to Animal Lovers League

animal lovers league logo
Animal Lovers League (ALL) is a registered charity and home to about 500 dogs and cats. The animals under its care consist of vagrant strays, in addition to abandoned, traumatised, abused and rescued animals. ALL is a strictly no-kill shelter. It aims to encourage the public to adopt instead of buy animals, and endeavours to rejoin the animals with loving and committed families. ALL constantly needs the support of the public to help to keep the charity running and continue caring for the animals. Some of the ways members of the public can help include giving monetary contributions and monthly pledges, donating food for the cats and dogs and fostering the animals.

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About the film director

eric khoo

Eric Khoo put Singapore on the international film map with his first feature film “Mee Pok Man” (1995). “12 Storeys” (1997) was the first Singaporean film to be invited to officially participate in the 50th Cannes Film Festival. Eric was the first recipient of the National Arts Council’s Young Artist Award for Film in 1997. He was also conferred the Singapore Youth Awards (Individual) in 1999 for his dedication to film-making and contributions to society.

jerrold chong

Jerrold Chong is a director/animator who is fascinated by the power of animated cinema as an abstract visual metaphor. He is driven by a desire to tell sincere stories that examine the depths of everyday life and the complexities of the human experience. His films have screened at numerous international film festivals, including Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF), Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival in Bristol, Animatricks Animation Festival in Helsinki, Short Shorts Film Festival in Tokyo and Bucheon International Animation Festival in South Korea.

andre quek

Andre Quek is a filmmaker who specializes in 2D hand­-drawn animation. In 2014, he co-founded Finding Pictures (2018), an animation studio in Singapore. Andre’s film “Princess” has been screened at over 50 international film festivals, winning multiple awards for best animation short films, including Best Animation Award in the National Youth Film Awards (NYFA) 2015, and Gold award in the Crowbar Awards 2015. He has since focused on directing commercial shorts and produced Automatonomy (2017) that won Best Animation in NYFA 2019.

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