("Un Chien on the Loose")
A Short Film by Patrick Harrison
16mm - Colour -- No Dialogue -- 13:10
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If you want to know if they're true, you'll have to find out for yourself...

1.  One of the director's roommates was evicted from the house on the last evening of shooting.  IRONIC, ISN'T IT?  THE FILM IS ABOUT ROOMMATES WHO CAN'T GET ALONG!

2.  This was James Liston's very first film shoot.

3.  There were NO unnecessary rehearsals for the scene in which the character played by the director raucously makes out with a female character, nor were there any unnecessary re-takes.

4.  The director, Pat Harrison, chose his own house as a location so he wouldn't have to get out of bed until the first shot was set up each day.

5.  Two versions of the soundtrack exist:  One by Clay Dixon and Chris Scales, entirely composed for the film but containing a brief hit of "The Imperial March" from The Empire Strikes Back.  Another version replaced this copyright-infringing flourish, at the request of Troma Team Video, with an original riff or two by Damon Henry (of Saul Duck and The Beans) but is otherwise the same.

6.  The director (a well-known square who obliviously blows into the bong during his cameo as a super-cool party dude), slowly became more and more like his character in the years following the shoot.

7.  This was the longest and largest production ever undertaken by the UBC Film Society, and is the last one completed so far.

8.  The special effects director, after seeing that the real dog didn't look much like the fake dog he'd prepared for some of the nastier stunts in the film, suggested getting another dog from the SPCA and returning it afterward.

9.  All the characters were originally written as male (thus their male names), but the director mixed them up for a little affirmative action.

10.  The credit sequence is the cheapest one ever recorded on film.

11.  Chris Hawkey (Simon) is not acting when he gets hit by a coffee cup near the end of the film -- the director forgot to call "Action."

12.  Hawkey's beard was not what either he or the director wanted; he was ordered to grow it for a UBC production of "Antigone in Bosnia."