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‘Pet Fooled’ Documentary Makers Hope to Have Local Screening

'Pet Fooled' is a documentary about the pet food industry. Courtesy image

A West Hartford native is helping promote ‘Pet Fooled,’ a documentary that’s an expose on the pet food industry and hopes to have a screening at the Bow Tie Cinema on New Park Avenue in January.


On Jan.10, 2017, Gravitas Ventures will distribute PET FOOLED, a feature film exposing the underbelly of the commercial pet food industry. The film is directed by Kohl Harrington. PET FOOLED premiered at the 2016 Catalina Film Festival, winning the Deb Bauer Humanitarian Award.

The film follows two integrative veterinarians, Dr. Barbara Royal, who is Oprah Winfrey’s Vet, and Dr. Karen Becker as they take viewers on an entertaining, honest, and heart wrenching journey challenging the multi-billion dollar pet food industry of which only 4 multi-conglomerate companies dominate worldwide sales.

Director Kohl Harrington states, “I made this film because I believe every consumer has a right to know exactly what’s in the products that they are purchasing. Consumers have a right to question the products they are buying and demand transparency from the companies regarding quality, sourcing, and long term health effects.”

The filmmakers have teamed up with GATHR for nationwide theatrical on demand screenings. Health focused pet food stores across the country are participating in the on demand screenings, urging pet owners to think about the quality and species appropriateness of the diets they are feeding to their dogs, cats, or any animal for that matter.

On Jan. 10, 2017, PET FOOLED will be available on VOD platforms worldwide. iTunes and Vimeo are projected to be successful opportunities for viewers worldwide to watch the film immediately on the release date, which many cable providers will carry the film on their VOD platforms as well.

The film was represented by Joe Della Rossa and Nate Greenwald at CAA and acquired by Dan Fisher of Gravitas Ventures. The film was produced by Michael Fossat.

To purchase tickets, click here: PetFooled Hartford Showing, Your credit card will not be charged until the showing has been confirmed.
The trailer of the film can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eVoicSHimI

More information is also available on the PET FOOLED Facebook page.

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  • This video is not captioned for deaf and hard of hearing consumers. I own two dogs and would feed them only the best if I could understand this production. Is there any way to contact the producers?

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