Dog Years by J.B. Storey | Script Revolution

Dog Years

Bobby and his canine companion, Barley, go for one last walk, reminiscing about their eventful and emotional 100 dog years together.

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Bobby's life has been full of piques and troughs. Through it all, the one constant has been his furry, faithful companion, Barley. As they stroll down memory lane, in Barley's twilight years, Bobby recalls all of those pivotal moments of his life -- good and bad -- and how his best friend was always by his side to celebrate or commiserate.

Now, it's Bobby's turn to be the rock on which Barley must lean, as the aging dog bravely confronts the most challenging test either of them have endured.

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Bluecat Screenplay Competition 2017 - Quarter Finalist
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Creative World Awards 2017 – Quarter Finalist
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American Gem Literary Festival - Quarter Finalist
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Screencraft Short Screenplay Contest 2017 – Quarter Finalist
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Zed Fest - 5th Place Short Screenplay Competition - http://zedfest.org/

World Series of Screenwriting 2016 - Finalist, short screenplay category – https://worldseriesofscreenwriting.com/awards/2017-official-finalists

Shore Scripts Annual Screenplay Contest 2017, Short Screenplay category – Quarter-Finalist - https://www.shorescripts.com/2017screenplaycontestwinners/

GOLD WINNER - 2017 Beverly Hills Screenwriting Contest, Short Screenplay Category <The Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest | Screenplay Competition - 2017 Winners>

Oregon Short Film Festival - Official Selection and
Finalist
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2017 Bluecat Screenplay Contest, Reader Feedback: (HIGHLIGHTS)

"It’s always said that a man’s best friend is his dog, but in Bobby’s case, Barley is his kismet soulmate in canine form. Barley’s everything you could ask for in a best friend who doesn’t talk back. He’s encouraging, reliable, loyal, and lovable. Without a word, Barley allows Bobby the strength and motivation to accomplish things he truly wants.

When Bobby’s graphic novel is turned down by Mary, it truly feels like Bobby won’t pick it back up again. That’s the thing about rejection, at first it all feels hopeless, but, thankfully, Bobby’s present day success is evident. It’s surprising and appreciated that Bobby’s made something of himself, even with his former slacker ways.

Overall, it’s a heartwarming and bittersweet story about the effects of pets on their owners. The bond is ceaseless and executing the reminiscing journey of Barley and Bobby’s life together is a unique and effective way to explore their relationship throughout the years. Plus, allowing the audience in on Barley’s point of view is distinctive and just downright fascinating."

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Submitted: April 24, 2017
Last Updated: January 21, 2019

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The Writer: J.B. Storey

I originally hail from the UK, but now reside in Seattle, WA. Over the years I've written award-winning feature length & short screenplays. As well as award-winning stage plays (Last Cup of Sorrow, Wolves at the Door). I've had four pieces of my work produced for screen and stage: An Angel Whispers (short film), Adrifting (short film), Good Deeds (short film), and Last Cup of Sorrow (stage play). These days I write, because it's a creative outlet, and I enjoy the process. I like telling stories. Exploring new worlds. Letting my imagination run wild. For me it really is about the journey. Not the destination. Go to bio
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