Controversial video snippet of the world’s first BASE-jumping dog offers a peek into the short film that reveals the full story
The viral video of famous adventurer Dean Potter wingsuit BASE-jumping with his faithful canine, Whisper, was viewed by over 250-million people worldwide in 2014 and continues to draw viewers daily. This controversial video clip is actually a teaser to a 22-minute film, When Dogs Fly, which becomes available to the public for the first time ever through Vimeo on Demand on March 31st – Whisper’s fifth birthday. In keeping with a dirtbag-climber’s thrifty mentality, prices are only $.99 for streaming and $2.99 for purchase.
When Dogs Fly, a gritty and emotional short film, is Dean Potter’s directorial debut and has shown at film festivals internationally since the trailer’s release in May 2014. Potter, a world-renowned climber, BASE-jumper and line-walker has been pushing the limits of outdoor arts for decades – and his foray into movie making is no different. This offbeat film follows Mini Cattle Dog Whisper riding on the back of Potter as they wingsuit fly at 120 mph, while their love, Jen Rapp, assists and hopes for their safety. When Dogs Fly intimately tracks this untraditional family’s journey to make Whisper the world’s first wingsuit BASE-jumping dog and pushes everyone to question what’s right or wrong – and ultimately if “…this joy will lead to harm or death.”
Join dog lovers and adventure-seekers across the globe as the true story of flying with Whisper-Dog is revealed to the masses.
Download the film at vimeo.com/ondemand/whendogsfly.
Learn more at deanspotter.com.