Host Lisa Smith-Putnam welcomes to the Your Pets My Dogs show for the first time Writer/Director and Executive producer of a wonderful family action film called “Max” (released by Warner Bros.) Mr. Boaz Yakin. These days there are not many movies where you can take the whole family and have it be entertaining for all. Well, we think that our guest today got it right! Boaz Yakin has a fun filled conversation with our host about how special that and wonderful the human /animal bond can be together.
Max (the dog) is Best friend. Hero. Marine. Yakin, is a self proclaimed dog-lover attests, “I wanted to tell a story that was emotional and heightened, while still keeping it rooted in reality.”
The conversation between Lisa and Boaz is interesting on many fronts, but enjoy a great chuckle when Boaz explains to Lisa, about the main character dog and his stunt double. It’s funny to hear when and how they knew when it was time to call in the stunt double! Yes, even dogs have stunt doubles! Enjoy the interview with Boaz, we surely did! And make sure you go and see the movie- “MAX”…dads, moms and the kids will love it-summertime fun! Thanks for tuning in!
Boaz Yakin is the critically-acclaimed director of the films Remember the Titans and Max, among others. He also has many screenwriting credits to his name, namely Prince of Persia: Sands of Time and Safe.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures present,
a Sunswept Entertainment production, a Boaz Yakin movie, “Max.”Best Friend. Hero. Marine.
When people connect with an animal there’s a primal bond that
Often goes beyond what we experience with other people, says Boaz Yakin, the co
-writer/director/executive producer of “Max.
That was the initial inspiration for the movie, which
follows the journey of a military working dog (MWD) whose U.S. Marine handler loses his life in Afghanistan. Traumatized, the dog is adopted by the family the Marine left behind.
Yakin, a self -proclaimed dog-lover attests, “I wanted to tell a story that was emotional
and heightened, while still keeping it rooted in reality. ”He turned to longtime friend Sheldon Lettich, who co-wrote the screenplay.