Idea #100… For the Bucket List Family & Disney Pixar & Pencilish
Idea 100- is a pitch for a “short” illustrated story. It's called “Rescued”.
Rescued is about our dog Finley. Formally, he goes by first name “Finley”, middle name “Mr.”, last name “Binley”. If you say it fast it's fun!
Finley Mr Binley…..
If you put an “A” in front of it you sound like Mario… A Finley Mr. Binley.
Back to the script.
My job in San Francisco revolved around helping people stay safe on the water. At the time I didn’t want a dog. I was stubborn and thought they were too much work, hard to travel with, and expensive. On Thanksgiving, we had a friend stop by, and on a whim, we decided to go to a local animal rescue. We were walking by all the cages and saw this one dog with really really floppy ears and fluffy fur who didn’t look up… my heart sank.
One week later I surprised my wife by bringing home A Finley Mr. Binley. We later met the gentleman who found Finley and took him to the rescue. Finley was neglected, left outside tied to a fence near the water, and now suffers from severe separation anxiety.
Finley is now 8? 9? years old and has been across the country 3 times, has swum in the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean, and has an amazing life and floppy ears that bring smiles to faces young and old. He is part of our family and I believe his story (with more details) would make a really great illustrated “short”. Rescued is about Finley, but more so it's about him rescuing us. My wife and I can not imagine our life without him and I think it's the same for him.
Thank you for your time