Mr.Dogwalker Short Film
After a not so mutual breakup, a classy lady loses custody of her dog so she disguises herself as a male dog walker to spend time with her dog without her asshole ex knowing.
After a grueling year or so of sharing custody with a vindictive ex I finally gave up my son, I mean dog. I couldn’t believe the whole thing happened and that I wasn’t the only one who went through doggy custody. (Some people even went through Beanie Baby custody!)
For years I wanted to share my story to help connect people and create more understanding around manipulative breakups, especially with fur babies and even non fur babies. It wasn’t until I faced my cute, little lady-like victim mentality with gender identity questions that I found my story, this story. The story of Mrs. Doubtfire, but with a dog!
Mr. Dogwalker isn’t just a way to have fun modernizing the comedy classic, but a way to start conversations about toxic relationships, toxic masculinity/femininity, and fur baby kindness. Plus it was a great excuse to showcase a female dressing as a male, instead of the mainstream male to female, and to have a drag king character who also performs in the film!
I hope you laugh, cry, and talk about gender identities, especially in relationships.
Kerstin Porter as Patty and Lexon
Alan Jamil as Trevor
Jace Marlo Rubino as Sam and Prinze Valentino
Harpo as Bushnell
Kristen Lucas as Passerby
Roni Paige as Delivery Person
Bill Kates at The Judge
Directors - Anthony Michaels, Kerstin Porter
Writer - Kerstin Porter
Producers - Kerstin Porter, Roni Paige, Kristen Lucas, Alan Jamil, Samantha K. Tan
Director of Photography - Josh Sawyer
Assistant Camera / Assistant Director - Scott Craig
Sound Operator - Ian Longway
Script Supervisor - Kristen Lucas
Hair and Make Up - McKenzie Kelly
Harpo's Handler - Jenna Nicole Sullivan
Editors - Anthony Michaels & Kerstin Porter
Colorist - Alyssa Hance
Audio Engineer - Bill Carswell
Score Composer - Dylan Schweitzer
State of Mind by Sailor Alexander
Edges by Lilac Blister
Bad Seed by The Moon Rocks
Special Thanks to
Quintessential Wonder Nasty (QWN)