The 2012 Awareness Film Festival presented world-renowned films including Tom Shadyak’s I Am and Humane Society of the United States’ Minds in the Water and showcases films containing ecological, health and animal awareness value.
Right in the middle of this stellar lineup was a smiling mutt narrating his film with a whimsical charm that can be delivered only by a smiling mutt like Super Smiley.
Smiley’s film takes the audience on his mission of energizing pet adoption by creating a Flash Mob campaign and touring it across the country with the goal of finding all homeless pets forever homes. He breaks the fourth wall, directly addressing the audience as he explains. He directs his person, Megan Blake, on what to keep secret in preparing for his surprise flash mob, comments on the dancers and crowd and delivers this powerfully important message with the greatest of whimsy and charm… Smiley is like a Secret Weapon.
Smiley’s Person: Megan Blake was born an animal lover and has brought this calling into her work. In addition to being an actress, she is Host & Pet Expert on PBS’s Emmy winning Animal Attractions TV, was Ryan O’Neal’s celebrity Pet Lifestyle Coach on The O’Neal’s on The Oprah Winfrey Network, is a columnist for the award winning Dog’s Life Magazine, and Host of Pet Life Radio’s, A Super Smiley Adventure. A Super Smiley Adventure, Animal Attractions TV and Dog’s Life Magazine have all won Honors at the Genesis Awards presented by the Humane Society of the U.S.
Pet Life Radio: Pet Life Radio is the world’s largest Pet Radio Network with over five million listeners a month having hosted guests like Jennifer Anniston, Owen Wilson, and Ryan O’Neal. So, of course Smiley’s radio show would be here! Megan Blake and Smiley host a Super Smiley Adventure, which just won an Honorary Mention at the Genesis Awards. The show advocates for pets as they take listeners on pet travels and inner journeys of self-discovery where pets lead. Pet Life Radio co-presents Super Smiley Flash Mob – A Dogumetary along with Megan Blake and Smiley The Dog. www.PetLifeRadio.com
The Tour: The Super Smiley Flash Mob 4 Pet Adoption tour began in 2011 and has rocked it for pet adoption throughout the U.S. including New York City, Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Daytona, Jacksonville, FL, and Greensboro, NC, and at events including National Dog Party Day, Daytona’s Summer of Love Festival, The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals and at creative venues including joining the S. California Belly Dancers at Shimmy for the Critters and opening the musical Hairspray opening night with the costumed cast in their 2,000 seat amphitheater.
Testimonials: "The Super Smiley Flash Mob is leading the new revolution of pet adoption," Peiro Berionghi, San Diego Humane Society
"If there were an award for the most creative grass-roots movement to energize pet adoption, The Super Smiley Flash Mob would win the Golden Bone," Kristen Levin, Pet Trendologist/Director Fetching Communications
Flash Mobs Coming up: World Fest LA, May 20; National Dog Party Day San Diego, June 22; Pet Post USA, Long Beach July 15.
Blake & Super Smiley are a Therapy Dog team for the prestigious Delta Pet Partners, an Animal Assisted Crisis Response Team with HOPE, and during Toyota’s Pet Safety Initiative, they were a national spokes team for Toyota’s Pet Safety Initiative.
For more info on Megan Blake and to see her sizzle reel visit www.SmileyTheDog.com www.PetLifestyleCoach.com and her website at www.MeganBlake.com