Learn about our show! Backstory & Director's Statement!
"Dogs & Me?" What's this?
"Dogs & Me" is a single camera sitcom loosely based on the life of writer/director, Matt Rocklin. The series centers on a young Hollywood actor, Matt Rocklin, and his two talking dogs, Jerry & Scarlet. From unexpected awkwardness, to absolute insanity, "Dogs & Me" is a never-ending journey that both pulls at the heart strings & tickles the funny bone.
How it all began... The whole concept of this series was spawned from a short video filmed by "Dogs & Me" creator, Matt Rocklin, which was made for his mother on "Mother's Day" of 2011. In the video, Matt's dogs complain about how much time Matt spends talking to his mother. Miguel Amodio, producer & director of photography for "Dogs & Me", suggested doing a show based on the "Mother's Day" video. Several months later, Matt Rocklin pitched "Dogs & Me" to the owners of Inner Image Media, Miguel Amodio and Michael Lang, at Ernie's Mexican Restaurant in North Hollywood, CA.
Synopsis - Long Summary
MATT, a young Hollywood actor, is struggling to catch a break in the industry, not to mention a girlfriend. Luckily for him, his two talking dogs, JERRY & SCARLET, are right by his side every step of the way. We soon find out that MEGAN, Matt's main love interest, has a lot of men on her mind, and unfortunately Matt isn't one of them. The good news is, Megan's sorority sister just moved to LA, and that's when we meet LAURA. Laura's hot and sexy and wants to get it on, but the dogs catch her picking her nose, and everything goes down hill quick. We then meet Matt's creepy neighbor, FRED, who stops by to drop off some of his mother's homemade muffins. However, Matt gets more than just the fresh muffins, he gets a free smooch as well, leaving Matt kind of flustered! All this has Matt needing some fresh air, and we follow him to the dog park with Jerry and Scarlet. Jerry notices STACEY, a cute girl at a picnic table, and drags Matt over to meet her. But when Matt greets her with his dirty poop hands, the ever-so-cute Stacey turns into a raging psycho! Matt finally kicks back at his apartment, puffing away on a marijuana cigarette. The relaxing vibes soon turn into paranoia when Matt's new friend, CHRIS, storms into the apartment saying he's accidentally stabbed his wife to death. Once Matt realizes it's all a prank, he quickly returns the favor, choking Chris half to death! The two of them share a laugh, but it doesn't last long. Scarlet's so hungry, she impatiently wolfs down a huge amount of Matt's leftover, marijuana cigarettes. Time to check in with the veterinarian! To be continued...
"Dogs & Me" was an extremely challenging web series to produce. Principal photography took 5 days, about 40 hours of shooting, and well around 200 hours of both pre & post production. On top of all the physical work, the paper work started to stack up as well, working with not only the Screen Actors Guild, but the American Humane Association as well. Everything came together in the end, and we're all very grateful to have completed this very special first season of "Dogs & Me". We truly hope that you take notice of all the effort made by our talented cast & crew. - Matt Rocklin