SXSW 2024 Short: The School of Canine Massage

An Overload of Cuteness

Director Emma D. MILLER


2024 – 11 minutes

Offers a simple yet fascinating glimpse into the happenings of a unique canine massage facility out in Ojai California, where dog lovers bring their furry companions for massage sessions in what seems to be a class setting. 

Director Emma D. Miller uses uplifting classical music combined with close up shots of the canines being rubbed down. The viewer truly feels the canine’s immense enjoyment of their owner performing said massage, which results in bursts of laughter induced by an overload of cuteness. 

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