Head out to Regency Theaters at Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks, CA for the Charity premiere theater screening of SMITTY, a family film all about a lovable shelter dog’s friendship with a young boy, played by up-and-coming teen star Brandon Tyler Russell.  SMITTY stars Academy Award Nominated and Golden Globe winner Peter Fonda, Oscar winners Mira Sorvino and Lou Gossett Jr., and BooBoo Stewart from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. And special mention goes to writer/director David Mickey Evans who in his own words (literally, in the comment section below) is the sole individual “who’s responsible for the film having been made at all, and having ended up as good as it is.”

The premiere festivities will begin at 4:00 PM with live performances, pet adoptions, silent auctions, VIP Pre-Party, and the red carpet arrival of some of the film’s stars. Brandon will be there to meet, sign autographs, and take photos with all of his fans that come!!

This is a charity premiere and general admission tickets are $15, which will get admit one person into the screening. VIP tickets are $50 per person which will allow you into the screening & the VIP Pre-Party. Ticket sales benefit The Shelter Hope Project, a group dedicated to saving the lives of animals and their adoption.

VIP Pre-Party Menu includes: Spicy Stuffed Shrimp, Stuffed Mushrooms, Bacon Wrapped Tips of Filet Mignon, Teriyaki Chicken Skewers, BBQ Chicken Skewers and more.

Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.shelterhopepetshop.org/events.php

Make sure to order/purchase your tickets promptly, as this theater only seats 435 guests.

To visit the Smitty Fan Page:

Smitty tells the intertwining stories of a left-behind dog and a young boy, Ben Barrett (Brandon Tyler Russell), who’s raised by his single mom (Mira Sorvino) in Chicago and is on the road to becoming a delinquent by hanging out with a gang (headed up by Twilight: Eclipse star Booboo Stewart).

A judge sends Ben to spend the summer in Iowa with the grandfather he’s never met (Peter Fonda), who, together with his best friend Smitty (Louis Gossett Jr.), take on the task of straightening the boy out. They take Ben to the pound and pick out a foreclosure dog, a loveable mutt who’s smart and capable of keeping an eye on Ben. Ben bonds with the dog and through a series of adventures, becomes a responsible young adult.

The Hollywood Reporter likens SMITTY to the classic films Rin Tin Tin, Lassie and Old Yeller.


The Shelter Hope Pet Shop is dedicated to saving the lives of shelter animals!  Located inside Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks, California, dogs and bunnies from local animal shelters and rescues are on site, available for on-the-spot adoption, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am – 7:00pm.

Visitors can shop for unique gift items for animal lovers, with all donations from the store going directly to help these shelter animals find new homes.
Shelter Hope Pet Shop is an innovative way to increase adoptions, awareness and education. It is part of a larger organization, Shelter Hope Project, which plans to make this the business model for all store-front pet shops.
Shelter Hope Pet Shop is a volunteer-run nonprofit. We rely on the communities we serve for donations and volunteers.
How You Can Help:
  1. Donate to help the animals who need you the most. You can mail us a check or pay online at Bark Avenue Foundation.
  2. Shop and adopt at our store. Feel good knowing that every dollar you spend goes directly to the animals who need you the most.
  3. Tell a friend. New nonprofit needs your help to raise awareness.
  4. LIKE on Facebook 
  5. FOLLOW on Twitter and YouTube.
  6. Visit us at Janss Marketplace 275 N. Moorpark Rd. East, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360, Suite 193F. Shelter Hope Pet Shop is located inside the mall and open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm