*Deluxe Edition*

Dogs on the Inside Deluxe Edition! Featuring over 30 minutes of bonus material, including:
- Behind the scenes of the making of the film
- A check- in on the dogs and prisoners 
- Deleted scenes

Dogs On the Inside - The Film

Dogs on the Inside follows the relationships between abused stray dogs and prison inmates working towards a second chance at a better life. In an attempt to re-build their confidence and prepare for a new life outside, these prisoners must first learn to handle and care for a group of neglected strays. This heart-warming story reconfirms the timeless connection between man and dog, showing the resiliency of a dogs’ trust and the generosity of the human spirit in the unlikeliest of places.

Bonus Features Pack

Already seen the film? This package features over 30 minutes of additional material, including:

SADIE UPDATE - See first hand Sadie’s forever home, her loving owners, and how she has adjusted to her new life.

CANDIDO UPDATE- Learn how Candido is embracing his freedom and taking advantage of life since being released from prison.

THE MAKING OF DOGS ON THE INSIDE - Go back to the beginning and learn the story of how Dogs on the Inside came to be from the film’s Co-Directors, Brean Cunningham and Douglas Seirup, and Executive Producer, Cindy Meehl.

SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC - DELETED SCENE - Serving as an educational tool to broaden awareness of animal overpopulation in the U.S., this deleted scene includes footage from Mississippi shelters and spay/neuter clinics along with interviews with volunteers and veterinarians all working toward trying to make better lives for abused and abandoned pets.

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Get your very own copy of Dogs On The Inside on DVD. Includes over 30 minutes of bonus features, including:


Public performance rights are available

DVD with Public Performance Rights

Educational, non-profit, and community organizations can purchase this DVD with a "public performance" license that allows you to show the film outside of the home to groups of less than 100 people as long as admission is not charged. This license extends for the life of the DVD.

You should purchase this version if you wish to use the film in a group or classroom setting.

DVD 4-Pack

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March 23 - Bethel Cinema
Bethel, CT
Director Brean Cunningham in Attendance! More Info Available HERE

January 29, 2016 - ReFrame Film Festival
Peterborough, ON
Ticketing Information - Coming Soon

November 8 - 10 - Annual ICCA Conference 2015
Boston, MA
More Information Available HERE

November 7 & 8th, 2015 - Friday Harbor Film Festival
San Juan Island, WA
Ticketing Information Available HERE

October 22, 2015 - The Texas Theatre
Dallas, TX
Director Douglas Seirup in Attendance - Tickets Available HERE

October 14, 2015 - Fairfield Public Library
Fairfield, CT
Director Brean Cunningham in Attendance - More Information Available HERE

October 7, 2015 - The Prospector Theater
Ridgefield, CT
Director Brean Cunningham and Producer Cindy Meehl in Attendance

October 3, 2015 - Dieren Film Festival
The Hague, Netherlands

July 23, 2015 - Catch a Healthy Habit
Fairfield, CT



Brean Cunningham


Brean Cunningham is a documentary filmmaker currently directing Dogs on the Inside and producing Cheer, the new documentary feature film from Emmy-award winning director, Mary Olive Smith, about a youth cheerleading team with developmental disabilities. In 2011, Brean co-founded Expect Miracles Productions to ‘tell stories people can believe in.’ Brean recently returned from West Africa after working on a web advocacy video on the positive effects of combating neglected tropical diseases in Ghana. Brean also was a Cinematographer on Crystal Lake Memories, a behind-the-scenes documentary anthology about the making of the Friday the 13th films as well as a Field Producer on a short documentary about Churchill, Manitoba aka “The Polar Bear Capital of the World” and the people who live there. He got his start working on the set of the ABC TV series Desperate Housewives in LA. Brean graduated with a B.A. in Government from Georgetown University.

Douglas Seirup


Douglas Seirup is a documentary filmmaker currently in the final stages of post-production on the film he co-directed and edited, Dogs on the Inside.  Doug discovered his deep passion for making documentary films when he co-founded Expect Miracles Productions, as he directed and edited his first documentary film, Expect Miracles; a story out of central Appalachia about a family in need and a group of people ready to help.  As a Production Manager for both Bret Stern Productions and Sono Studios in Connecticut, Doug wore various hats in the productions of several commercials.  In 2011, Doug moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he took on the role of Director of Photography and Editor for the creative agency, Gitwit Creative.  Doug has also worked as a Production Manager on films such as 3 Weeks to Daytona along with working in the Editing Department on Righteous Kill. Doug graduated from Hunter College where he received a B.A. in Media Studies, along with graduating from the SAE Institute of Technology.

Cindy Meehl

Executive Producer

Cindy Meehl founded Cedar Creek Productions, LLC in 2008. She is the director and executive producer of the highly acclaimed documentary BUCK which premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2011. There, it won the coveted Audience Award and continued to win many distinctive awards and honors, including the 2011 Oscar shortlist. In 2012, Meehl delved back into the BUCK footage to create an instructional, 7 DVD series of horsemanship called 7 Clinics with Buck Brannaman. In the fall of 2012, she directed her first music video with Templeton Thompson for her song called When I Get That Pony Rode which was featured in 7 Clinics. It won a Telly Award and was shown on music channels, including GAC and CMT.Meehl started work on the film Unbranded in early 2013 as executive producer and creative consultant.  It is currently in the editing phase and should be finished by the end of 2014.  In the summer of 2013, she came on board Dogs on the Inside as executive producer.  It is currently in final post production.  She is also in preproduction on a film about animal health. Cindy grew up in Mississippi and went to MS State University. She moved to NYC when she was 22 and studied at Mary Mount College and the National Academy of Art. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, Brian, and a menagerie of animals.

Sam Gay


In 1989, Sam moved to Nashville. He was signed as a staff songwriter at the Acuff-Rose Publishing Company where he wrote Me And The Moon which was recorded by Bryan White on Bryan’s million-selling debut album. Sam has also been a staff writer at Hamstein Music Group, Bluewater Music, Edisto Music, and Corlew Music Group/Windswept Pacific Music. His songs have been recorded by Little Texas, Montgomery Gentry, Bryan White, Johnny Rodriguez, Ricky Van Shelton, Bonnie Bramlett and others. His song Take The Wheel was a top-10 single  for Canadian artist Deric Ruttan. He is the long-time producer/co-writer and sideman for Templeton Thompson. Sam’s list of musical influences is long and varied. “I’m a big music fan and still listen to everything from Roy Acuff to ZZ Top.”  He lists singer/songwriter Mac McAnally, guitarist Larry Carlton and “everything that came out of Southern California from ’71-’75” as his musical center of gravity. Gay’s musical compositions and recordings have been used in numerous television programs and commercials. He composed and recorded musical cues for the DVD series 7 Clinics with Buck Brannaman. Recently, Sam composed and recorded original music for the documentary Dogs on the Inside.




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