Who Let The Dogs Out

Who Let The Dogs Out

"Who Let the Dogs Out" is a song that has transcended generations, and has led Ben Sisto to dedicate eight years exploring and exposing a story steeped in show business, legal battles, female empowerment, artistic integrity and one very catchy hook. This documentary follows Sisto on his popular live talks across the world that explain the story of "Who Let The Dogs Out" accompanied by a museum of over 250 pieces of ephemera relating to the song and its origins. Sisto’s thesis to his life’s work: the idea that everything is based on prior art, and everything is source material for future art. It’s from this mantra that the dogs were let out…and we are here to explore who did it.

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Brent Hodge


Director: Brent Hodge
Executive Producer: Blair Miller, Kim Hsu Guise, Jonas Woost, Christina Willings, Conrad Whelan
Producer: Aly Kelly
Screenwriter: Ben Sisto
Cinematographer: Charlie Ricottone
Editor: Brent Hodge, Jasleen Kaur, Frank Cassano
Sound Designer: John Diemer
Principal Cast: Ben Sisto, Isaiah Taylor, Steve Greenberg, Jonathan King, Keith Wainwright, Anslem Douglas, Gregg Greene, Lita Rosario, Joe Gonzalez, Brett Hammock
Additional Credits: Associate Producer: Jasleen Kaur, Associate Producer: John Diemer, Graphics: Derek Pante, Graphics: Mike Gaynor, Publicity: Lizzy Karp


Public Film Contact
Aly Kelly
Hodgee Films
(902) 210-8105
Publicity Contact
Aly Kelly
(902) 210-8105
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2019
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Comedy, Documentary, History, Music
Screening Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: ["Canada"]
Language: English
Runtime: 70:00 mins