Pick of the Litter
DIRECTORS: Don Hardy Jr., Dana Nachman
PRODUCERS: Don Hardy Jr., Dana Nachman
EDITORS: Don Hardy Jr., Dana Nachman, Jacob Stein
CINEMATOGRAPHERS: Don Hardy Jr., Kurt Kuenne, Steve Pitre, Jacob Stein, Naomi Ture
Pick of the Litter follows a litter of puppies from the moment they're born and begin their quest to become Guide Dogs for the Blind, the ultimate canine career. Cameras follow these pups through a two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm. Along the way, the dogs meet a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human. The stakes are high and not every dog can make the cut. Only the best of the best. The pick of the litter.
Don Hardy and Dana Nachman formed KTF Films in 2006, an independent production company making films that move people to action. Over the years, Don has won numerous awards for his films, photography, and editing, including six Emmys, three Edward R. Murrow Awards, seven Associated Press Awards, the prestigious San Francisco Bay Area Photographer of the Year Award and more than 15 National Press Photographer Association Awards. Dana has won three regional Emmy Awards, Edward R. Murrow Award, and more than a dozen Jury and Audience Awards at film festivals.