Black Dog: The Documentary

    Pitch Video

    As streaming giants take over and video stores disappear, Black Dog Video remains an integral part of the community.

    Genre: Documentary
    Target Audience: All Audiences
    Target Length: 25 minutes
    Budget: $50,000

    Created By

    Amanda Strachan ,  British-Columbia


    Black Dog Video is the last store of its kind in the city of Vancouver. When Netflix, Amazon, and other major streaming services took over the home viewing market many video stores across North America were forced to close; but this local business has survived. Serving movie lovers on the Cambie Village strip since 1996, and on Commercial Drive since 2005, both locations are filled with incredible films, fun characters and golden moments between the staff and the people in the neighbourhood. Things that a "suggested for you" algorithm could never replace. We follow owner, Darren Gay, as he manages to keep the doors to his remarkable film collection open to the community.


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    Hello! Welcome to the Black Dog team (it is more than just me!). We're looking for passionate sound people, and social enthusiasts who can help with marketing. If that's you, or you just love Black Dog Video and want to join our team - let us know!

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