Set during World War II, SHEPHERD is a family feature film about a beloved and valiant German Shepherd. The story portrays heroism during a crucial time in world history while celebrating the significance of our canine companions.
Screenwriter and Director Lynn Roth talked with Selig Film News about her process, the importance of telling this story, and much more.
The timeless, unbreakable bond between a boy and his faithful dog is put to the ultimate test in 1930s Germany, in the heartwarming family drama SHEPHERD: THE STORY OF A JEWISH DOG. When the Nuremberg Laws are passed forbidding Jews to own pets, Kaleb, a German Shepherd, is separated from his Jewish family and his beloved 10 year old master, Joshua (August Maturo). We follow Kaleb as he becomes a street dog and then captured and eventually adopted by an SS dog trainer (Ken Duken) at a Nazi work camp where the dog has now been trained to help round up and terrorize Jewish prisoners.
Here is our interview with Filmmaker Lynn Roth:
For information about the film – SHEPHERD: THE STORY OF A JEWISH DOG.