Here Is What People Are Saying About RUBY THE DOGUMENTARY - Reviews
"Even your mother approved." - Monette Johnson 11/20/2014
"Oh yes, the movie was good and the cookies were good. Marc made the cookies too. Oh yes, it was certainly good and a lot of work. You know it was a lot of work and Marc made the cookies too, the frosted cookies. I can tell it was a lot of work doing that. That was a lot of work that movie, you can tell it took a lot of work. You see he was trying to focus on Ruby but you could tell it was about Marc's loving the dog. That's the main thing, Marc loves that dog!" - Joanne Ree 11/20/2014
"Amazing job tonight man!!
Thought it was an educational movie as well.. Could pitch it to tpt. It could be a little shorter honestly with today's audience & add... Other than that it was so great & I am really proud of my cousin Marc. Love you man.
Ps. If you tighten it up you can even pitch it to schools." - Michael Gittelson 11/21/2014
"I'm so glad you sent an email as I was going to email you today regarding the Fabulous Ruby movie.
I absolutely enjoyed the whole evening: Ruby in her formal atire, the red carpet, the cookies, the others in attendance, the opening remarks! You planned everything down to the last detail and it showed. Atta boy Marc!
I loved so much about the film and I'm still processing it today. I also enjoyed the 'element of surprise' as I had to wait to see the finished caricature. I had to wait to see the finished psychic collage. I had to wait to see if Ruby enjoyed her massage. Great stuff!
I also think the film had to be the length it was to adequately purvey your love for Ruby. An hour film would not have done her justice. Dog people (and I include myself) are nuts for their dogs. Obsessed. Bonkers. We could talk forever about our fur babies!
Thank you for including me in the opening night festivities.
Ps. What kind of human are you & how old are you?!!" - Julie Ulrich 11/21/2014
"Congratulations on turning the sow's ear into the silk purse or whatever that cliche is. I can't imagine having to deal with seven hours of scriptless footage about a man and his dog. Actually I found Marc more interesting than Ruby but I guess that shouldn't be a surprise since Ruby was not only speechless but also barkless. Still too long, but I found myself pretty much engaged throughout, much to my surprise. The humor moments were actually laugh out loud which was great. I liked the footage of the massage therapy session and the Gittelson's best. Your skillful editing technique of back and forth between locations and situations is what saved this material from what otherwise could have been a two-hour yawn. Didn't seem as repetitive as the material really is. I have many questions about some of the people, how you and Marc worked together, etc., but I'll quiz you in person next week. Well done indeed." - Monette Johnson 11/21/2014
"Hey, I have been meaning to call Marcy so now I can get right to you. The movie was really great. I really enjoyed watching it and was happy to be invited. Very well put together and interesting and fun." - Ann Van Diest 11/21/2014
"I REALLY enjoyed the movie -- I watched it last night. There are so many great little moments and lines, I'm going to have to watch it a few more times. You are such a natural entertainer!" -Jeaneen Gauthier 1/4/2015
"I forgot to mention that the guys in the jewelry store in
the movie are hilarious!" - Jeaneen Gauthier 1/5/2015
"I was telling Marc, spellbinding and hypnotic! Those are my things that were coming to mind" - Kirsten Ann Lind 1/29/2015
"Really enjoyed the show Marc. I think there is a tremendous amount of people that will appreciate, be entertained and feel emotion when watching this Dogumentary. There are so many perspectives of many, and they were all intriguing because of the contrasts. Especially Ruby's. tongue emoticon That is her panting. Your perspective and spontaneous observation was also entertaining. As an example, "what kind of dog is that, and how old are they?" is what everyone asks about a dog. As you stated, what if we asked that same question to people as standard conversation, As you observed in the film "What kind of person are you, and how old are you?" I am not sure anyone can even answer that, even truthfully, but it inspires deep thought to answer that question. I know I will be self reflecting to answer that for myself and then for others if it should ever come up. I enjoy my one eyed Border Collie, Maddie, a rescue dog. I believe the only person that does not love dogs never had the privilege of bonding with one. The George Vest, Eulogy for the Dog you read left me feeling emotional. I loved the film, and thank my new friend Kirsten Lind for inviting me to the viewing. Very nice meeting you Marc, it was my pleasure."
"There is so much more I would like to say, it was just damn good and worth the watch. There was even a lot of information of the historical development of the Doberman that was really interesting. I guess they had to produce a hybrid mutt in order to have a pure bred. Cool! Who would have known. We are all mutts but do not have the integrity of a dog to his master. Very touching indeed."
"That movie for me really was a wake up call Marc. I think it will be for a lot people. Dogs are not only Man's best friend, but Woman's too. I have had so many heart aches with my dog and her fear of Thunder and Lightening. She destroys the house and will run up and down the road even sensing that a storm is coming. I have tried many ways to calm her. I have considered every possibility. Some are working well and keeping her safe. My only solution has been, hang in there for her, because she will be there for me. Thank you Marc for showing me the truth about dogs in your Dogumentary."
"It just really touched me that much because it is personal, and I really didn't know what I was going to do with her. I guess I just have to ask, what would she do for me?" - Jon Jensen 1/30/2015
"Thank you Marc for the enjoyable evening we had last night viewing your film. All we talked about on the way home, was the similarities of Ruby and our dog Athena. You are a generous and warm person and I hope someday we can meet Ruby. Thank you for the calendars, we will give one to Tom." - Liza Siler 1/30/2015
"By the way,
Ruby was a great movie (and Ruby is a great dog).
You opened yourself and put yourself out there in the movie and that takes courage.
Also, starting with no general plan and allowing the film to flow and evolve is risky and also takes courage.
You did very well.
Michael’s editing was absolutely outstanding and the soundtrack was also great.
My only comment is, I think in order for it to possibly have a wide audience,
it might benefit being paired back to perhaps 100 minutes.
You could have DVD with both paired version and “director’s cut” long edition perhaps?
I know after years of blood, sweat and tears, it would be hard to decide what to remove.
I liked it all, but it is long and today’s attention spans and time schedules make such a length a challenge.
I think a 100 minute version would be something to submit to local film festivals.
I forgot to mention it has “A LOT” of laughs. That along with the appeal of the animals and the philosophical aspects give it broad appeal. Well done and congratulations again. You have a great spirit, and don’t give up on “humans”
(in addition to Ruby)!" - William Brown 1/30/2015
"Marcy, to collect all that footage and to produce what they did is a huge undertaking. I love that they did it for the love of dog. It definitely is something that I enjoyed watching. I was thinking that they could do screenings at the shelters. I think if more people knew how much love a dog could provide they would be more interested in adopting. And there are SO many dogs that need loving homes. Like Marc's!"
"Thanks for the screening. Edward and I had a great time viewing your "ode to dog." Ruby is very lucky to have such an attentive owner." - Heather Dunlop 1/30/2015
"Always a pleasure, Marc! Thanks for the invite. Much success with your Dogumentary!
Please, give my regards to Ruby for me." - Barry Thomas Goldberg 2/1/2015
I thought you knew too....God is Love, Love is Blind, then God is Ray Charles! he he he
I want to WOOFRSVP my intent to be there in Spirit with you and your co-Star Ruby.
Love Love Hugs." - Scarlet Rivera 3/1/2015
"We love dogs. We love Ruby. It was a wonderful film. It was, it was wonderful. My daughter has a pug. So we are dog lovers. We are fans of Ruby. Great job." - Megan Monson-Conlon andBeth Conlon 3/20/2015
"That was a great movie. I have met him. I just was able to imagine his character. He is a good actor. Very much so. I enjoyed it very much. Congratulations you did a very good job editing!" -Jonathon Parks 3/20/2015
"What a great premiere. I love it. I am so impressed. Great job. It is worth all the years of waiting."
"I can't get over it, you did a beautiful job with that. Really, the way that you edited it. Well, you understood Marc to bring that out. The beauty of the love of a dog. Very cool. That was a big turnout. People were just enthralled with it. They didn't look away. I loved it!" - Lisa Goldwater 3/20/2015
"It's good to be here, Marc. Congratulations man, great piece. Michael, great job editing. Thumbs up. Working all day long, all night long. 25/8 not 24/7, 25/8." - Michael Gittelson 3/20/2015
"It was awesome. Ruby is a real star! This is Sid. He likes action. He is very curious. He is twelve." - Sarah Anthony 3/20/2015
"As far as what the movie is about. First of all one thing I was saying too is that this is such an open hearted community, that this is the perfect place to show such a movie, but it really is nothing more than just the spirit of the film. Which is really nothing more than just shows the love between an owner and his pet and that is really what is unfolding like a flower in front of you in the film. It is that simple. It is just a lovely spirited film about an owner and his pet and it's a beautiful dog."
"What is the 11? I noticed the date was 2011. At the end there was the illustration, the cartoonist and it had the 11. My birthday is 11/11 so I was wondering. On either side of the tail was 11/11. I noticed it said 2011 and 2014. That is great. I just love that you had the passion too, I mean most people wouldn't have been able to put their passion of filmmaking and then their pet together quite like that, most people end up doing a two minute video for YouTube and that is it. So I really enjoyed just the peaceful nature of the whole thing, it really is peaceful." - Eric Hunden 3/20/2015
"Alright in no particular order. The poem about man's best friend was great. The George G. Vest. Then the part where is was kind of like a song but a spoken word type of song, and the girl was walking Ruby around, and it kind of rhymed a little bit. That was great. That was number 2. Then number 3 was when the little kid was saying all the things that the dog liked. That might actually be number 1. Yes, so overall A+ plus both thumbs up! You can quote me, put me in quotations and publish "5 stars" yes, can we do 5 and a half?" - Michael Roen 3/20/2015
"Excellent cinematic experience and evening all around. Excellent job. Congratulations on a successful event. Thanks Magic Marc, Michael, Kirsten and Barbara. Plus Abe and Basha (who traveled from the island of Manhattan). But, most of all, Ruby." - Billy Hallquist 3/20/2015