New Documentary True Story of a Woman with a Broken Heart, and the Service Dog Who Saved Her
Gravitas Ventures and Long Haul Films proudly present the remarkable new documentary true story of a woman with a broken heart, and the service dog who saved her.
Marty had a heart condition that used to make her faint every day. When she was partnered with Adele, one of the world’s first cardiac alert service dogs (featured previously in People Magazine), she stopped fainting. They were the perfect team. They were soulmates. Adele could literally sense the beating of Marty’s heart. With Adele by her side, Marty went from being unable to walk around the block without passing out, to leading an adventurous, joy-filled life as a wife and mother.
But nothing can last forever, and as the day grew nearer that Adele would have to stop working, Marty knew she would have to figure out how to let go of her best friend and find a new partner who could take over the job of protecting her heart.
Director Melissa Dowler was there to document Marty’s experience, as she learns to work with a new service dog, while letting Adele transition into retirement, all while wondering if life will ever be the same again.
“Adele and Everything After” will be available on major streaming platforms beginning January 30, 2018.
Gravitas is thrilled to be partnering with such a talented filmmaker as Melissa, who delivers a heartbreaking and inspiring film about the transformational bond between Marty and Adele, the dog that saved her life.
-Zach Hamby, Gravitas Ventures
Director / Producer – Melissa Dowler
Melissa’s mission as a director is to share the untold stories of women and people from diverse backgrounds. Her first documentary short, 24 Hours At The South Street Diner was an official selection at IFF Boston, the Woods Hole Film Festival and New Filmmakers New York. She is co-founder of production company Long Haul Films, and co-founder of She Sees, a volunteer organization inspiring the next generation of diverse female filmmakers.
ABOUT GRAVITAS VENTURES
Gravitas Ventures is a leading all rights distributor of independent cinema. Founded in 2006, Gravitas connects independent filmmakers and producers with distribution opportunities across the globe. Working with more than 500 content partners, Gravitas Ventures has distributed thousands of films into over 100 million homes. Recent releases include Score: A Film Music Documentary, California Typewriter, Elián from Academy Award® winning Executive Producer Alex Gibney, Katie Holmes’ feature directorial debut, All We Had, Colin Hanks’ All Things Must Pass, Being Evel from Academy Award winning director Daniel Junge and producer Johnny Knoxville, Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of, and For The Love of Spock from Director Adam Nimoy.
For more information, please visit gravitasventures.com, and sign up for the e-newsletter, follow @GravitasVOD on Twitter and @gravitasventures on Instagram.