The Boys in the Boat (2024)

The triumphant underdog story of the University of Washington men's rowing team, who stunned the world by winning gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
Modified Certification

  Animal Action

Poster for The Boys in the Boat
The Boys in the Boat
Release Date: January 24, 2024
Certification: Modified Certification

In the scene where the actors walk through a soup kitchen and we see two dogs sniffing food outside the door, prior to shootin the scene the dogs were led to set by the trainers. The trainer asked the dog to jump up onto a bench and handed the other dog to an actor who remained sitting inside the doorway of a building. The trainer sprinkled kibble on the floor of the set just before the camera rolled. On action, the dog sniffed the food on the ground while the other remained on the bench.

In the scene where we see two actors climb into a cart in front of a house with two dogs sitting near the entrance, the dogs were led to set by the trainer wearing their costume collars and regular leads. When the cameras were ready, the trainer sprinkled some small pieces of food on the floor at the front of the house. When action was called the dogs were unclipped from their leads and the trainer and handler stepped out of frame. Production provided us with the documentation and taxidermy receipt for the dead rabbit.