MGM will distribute the film on television and home video, making a DVD release almost certain and a television premiere likely.
“We are delighted to be working with David Hewlett and Kibble Productions on this hilarious comedy,” MGM executive vice president Charles Cohen said. “‘A Dog’s Breakfast’ is a film that Stargate fans, families, and pet lovers around the world will truly enjoy.”
“We are pleased that so many people from Stargate Atlantis and Stargate SG-1 were able to donate their time during hiatus and make this project come to life,” Hewlett said. “We were able to put the entire film together for a tiny budget thanks to the generous and gracious support of the local production houses. It’s exciting that MGM has agreed to distribute the film.”
Written by, directed by, and co-starring Hewlett, “A Dog’s Breakfast” was shot in early 2006 during Atlantis‘s hiatus. The film was made for a budget under $1 million, and included several Stargate cast and crew members, including Rachel Luttrell (“Teyla Emmagan”), Christopher Judge (“Teal’c”), and producer John G. Lenic.
Also featured is David Hewlett’s own rescued dog, Mars.
Here is the movie’s official description:
- “A Dog’s Breakfast” tells the story of Patrick (David Hewlett) and Marilyn (Kate Hewlett), who are siblings that have always driven each other a little crazy. When Marilyn brings home her new TV-star fiance, Ryan (Paul McGillion), it seems to send Patrick over the edge. First he tries to drive a wedge between the happy couple, and then he reaches for sharper instruments. Every family has a few skeletons in the closet: “A Dog’s Breakfast” is the mess Patrick makes when he tries to add another to his.
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