A Voice for Lil Olive (tentatively 2020)
As HAZE (2008) was to the college drinking environment, A Voice for Lil Olive seeks to be about the subject of puppy mills. A definitive look at the problems and solutions to these horrific places.
A Voice for Lil Olive is a new documentary conceived and directed by Pete Schuermann. His wife Ashley serves as one of the Executive Producers.
This film will spotlight the life-changing bond between a family and its puppy mill rescue dog. Its projected 2020 release will add to and amplify the voices of tens of thousands who, in following Lil Olive’s story on social media, have been inspired to fight the cruel puppy mill industry.
A Voice for Lil Olive‘s mission is to make people aware of and to change attitudes about rescued pets through the telling of Lil Olive’s tale. In this way, she becomes the voice for so many dogs and animals in need.
Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory), Linda Blair (The Exorcist, “The Worldheart Organization”), Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul), Victoria Stilwell (Animal Planet’s “It’s Me or the Dog”) and many other celebrities and experts have lent their voices as part of this project to help “man’s best friend”.
A Voice for Lil Olive is in the research and fundraising process. A crowd-funding campaign on Indieogogo brought in over $150,000 towards the budget. In 2015 when the campaign was launched, Lil Olive was Indiegogo’s most successfully funded documentary project. Awareness for the project continues to this day.