Hardly the debut of rescue in Brooklyn, but the debut of the film RESCUE! BROOKLYN.
This documentary explores the work of our friend and hero, Sean Casey, and the Sean Casey Animal Rescue organization (a.k.a. SCAR) he heads. It is a labor of love by Sean's good friend, videographer Charlie Spickler whose passion for the animals Sean rescues matches that of Sean's himself.
In the film Charlie details SCAR's impact on the community of both Windsor Terrace and Greater Brooklyn. Sean's approach to running a No Kill shelter is uniquely his. Charlie's drive is to share this model with any and all who might fight to do what Sean is doing in their own communities, establishing No Kill shelters influenced by Sean's.
RESCUE! BROOKLYN tells Sean's story by following one of the thousands of critters whose life Sean has saved. The story is of a stray pup who became known as John. Puppy John was found, emaciated and unable to move, abandoned in a parking lot. Pittiful puppy, Sean was not sure he would survive his first night in the shelter.
But survive he did and through the power of social media he became a celebrity with animal lovers around the world following his progress and contributing to his medical expenses.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." (Margaret Mead)
RESCUE! BROOKLYN is the story of Sean Casey and his thoughtful, committed citizens setting out to change the world, one animal at a time.
Check out the RESCUE! BROOKLYN trailer.
Actually, for $10 you can check out the whole movie, and we hope you do! You can order your tickets online.
Join us at the world premier of this movie on Wednesday, May 15th at 7:30 pm. RESCUE! BROOKLYN will be featured as the opening film on opening night of the Arts of Brooklyn Film Festival (AoBFF). The screening will be at
Founders Hall Theater at St. Francis College 180 Remsen St Brooklyn, NY 11201
And the guest of honor at the screening will, of course, be Sean Casey himself.
For animal lovers, for Brooklyn lovers, this is the place to be. Join us to kick off the third Arts of Brooklyn Film Festival with RESCUE! BROOKLYN. It will be an honor!