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Pooches are set for stardom with film

Georgina Lucas from North Shields with her two Rottweilers Treacle and Miah who starred in Motley Mutts the movie, with other stars Barney, Sage and Guinness. GM038887

Georgina Lucas from North Shields with her two Rottweilers Treacle and Miah who starred in Motley Mutts the movie, with other stars Barney, Sage and Guinness. GM038887

Dogs from the borough are set for stardom as they show off their tricks in a special film.

When North Shields resident Georgina Lucas signed her dogs up for a tricks training project last summer, she never thought her pooches would become celebs.

But that’s what’s on the cards for rottweilers Treacle and Maya, after they were cast in a short film.

“I just thought we’d be learning paw, or roll over, but then realised that each dog taking part had been given a role in a story, with my dogs being trained to perform tricks, as part of the film,” she said.

Motley Mutts, The Rescue is a joint project between local trainer Sue McCabe of Muttamorphosis, and Nathan Squires of MBT Productions.

When the smallest member of the Motley Mutts gang is dog-napped, the rest of the dogs must collect bones as ransom to save her.

Georgina added: “Treacle and Maya played the part of security guards on duty and had to stay in place for quite a long time while the camera was rolling.

“They then had to run in the same direction as if collecting the ransom.”

Sue McCabe added: “The film, grew out of an idea originally intended to showcase what pet dogs and their owners can do, with just a little bit of training, but the project grew wings.

“It’s the first time a movie with an all-dog-cast has been produced in the north east.”

Motley Mutts, The Rescue premiered in Newcastle last week and is available to view now at www.youtube.com/user/muttamorphosis

 

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