Conceived in 2014, Bow Wow Film Fest has quickly become the premier traveling dog film festival in the US! With our dedicated staff and years of experience in the film and animal welfare professions, our team has supported events from Alaska to Alabama and has worked closely with animal welfare & rescue groups to bring a fun, new way to raise money and awareness! The Bow Wow team lives in the beautiful state of Colorado. We love to be entertained & informed! We have a sense of social responsibility. We believe that treating all creatures with respect is not just good for creatures but makes us better humans.
We also adore our pups…
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Raised by wolves in the backwoods of Alaska, Susan Kelley, the founder of Bow Wow Film Fest loves adventures with her pack! When she is not working away on her beloved brainchild, Bow Wow Film Fest, you will find her roaming the desert, peddling in the mountains or running rivers with her furry BFF Segundo, and her sweetie Renzo. Susan envisioned Bow Wow as an event that could bring a broad cross section of a community together to celebrate their love of dogs and at the same time raise money for important community resources. Bow Wow celebrates the joy we feel when we are with our pups, be it the desert, the dog park or snuggling on the couch!
Chris Keig is the owner and operator of WebEye Group that specializes in Custom Tour Execution. Coming off the successful Fly Fishing Film tour, Chris is now working with Susan Kelley and the Bow Wow Film Festival to grow and spread the good word about animal rescues. The BWFF at is core is a vehicle to raise funds and awareness for Local Animal Rescues and WEG is proud to be working with them to move the needle and save furry lives across the US. Originally and east coaster Chris moved to Boulder 25 years ago and cut his teeth at Warren Miller Entertainment learning and honing his skills to take specialized film distribution into other markets. With 2 dogs, Hazel and Ted and a family of 4 Chris always has a happy companion on his adventures in the mountains of Colorado from enjoying a local craft beer to finding new and out of the way fishing spots.
Maya Key has been working in the animal welfare field for, yikes, almost two decades. (She started when she was five years old 😉 ).She has a degree in Veterinary Technology and a Masters Degree in Nonprofit Management. She has worked at several different animal shelters in Colorado and Maryland in a wide array of positions. Maya is also the founder and director of Wild at Heart, a nonprofit that provides spay/neuter services to feral cats. She can often be found lurking in alleys late at night trying to lure cats into humane traps. Maya also spends her free time traveling to reservations to provide much need spay/neuter services. She loves working for the Bow Wow Film Festival because it offers such a fun, unique way for shelters and rescue organizations to raise money for their groups!
Rianna Neal started working with Bow Wow Film Festival in February 2015 as the “Head Howler” aka Social Media Whizz (teehee). Born and raised in Colorado (and having gone to school in Wyoming) she is now living in Charleston, South Carolina to experience the beach weather! When she is not at work, Rianna and two mutts Maple & Pancake are at the dog park or a dog-friendly restaurant. Maple is Rianna’s first dog from a Colorado shelter, followed by foster-fail Pancake a year later. These two inspire her work with Bow Wow and in her other work every day. Rianna completed her M.S. UX design this past year, 2017, from Kent State University!