Stray

Viewpoints

World Premiere

FEATURE | USA | 73 MINUTES

STRAY

Documentary

This beautiful film from director Elizabeth Lo brings us into the world of Zeytin, a stray dog living life on the streets of Istanbul. Deceptively simple and wonderfully touching, Stray is a tour-de-force of documentary filmmaking. Lo shows us the fragile world through Zeytin’s eyes, taking the audience to seemingly impossible places, all while staying quite literally grounded. Just when you think you have settled into the rhythm of the film, the brilliance of Lo’s vision becomes clear. The camera begins to focus not just on Zeytin and her ragtag bunch of fellow strays; we are also introduced to the revealing parallels of the young Syrian refugees that inhabit the same streets as these dogs.

A memorable journey that won’t be easy to shake, the film allows its soulful canine protagonist to command the screen, and, in the process, become visible in a region where so many marginalized individuals are forced to remain unseen.—Loren Hammonds


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Elizabeth Lo

Elizabeth Lo is an award-winning filmmaker (Hotel 22, Bisonhead, Mother’s Day). Elizabeth was named one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine. Her work has been showcased internationally, including at Sundance, Tribeca, Hot Docs, True/False, New York Times Op Docs, and BAMCinemafest.

Director
Elizabeth Lo
Producer
Elizabeth Lo, Shane Boris
Screenwriter
Elizabeth Lo
Cinematographer
Elizabeth Lo
Composer
Ali Helnwein
Editor
Elizabeth Lo
Executive Producer
Ina Fichman
Associate Producer
Zeynep Aslanoba
Co-Producer
Ceylan Carhoglu, Zeynep Köprülü
Sound Designer
Ernst Karel
Re-recording Mixer
Bijan Sharifi
Colorist
Robert Arnold
Additional Editing
Matt Kazman

CONTACTS

panelist
Duane Watson
Press Contact
Susan Norget
Susan Norget Film Promotion
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212 431 0090
susan@norget.com
Print Source
Elizabeth Lo
Molj
Los Angeles, CA 90291
Phone: 917 291 0538
elizabethx.lo@gmail.com
US Sales Contact
Ana Vicente
Dogwoof
London, EC1V 3QN
Phone: 2072536244
ana@dogwoof.com
International Sales Contact
Ana Vicente
Dogwoof
London, EC1V 3QN
Phone: 2072536244
ana@dogwoof.com