Comedy film Show Dogs shot Wales as the US
Hollywood comedy movie Show Dogs filmed in Wales for interior scenes that were set in Las Vegas and New York.
The film follows a talking police dog as he and his human partner investigate illegal fur traders at a prestigious dog show. Shooting took place at Pinewood Studio Wales and on location locally.
“We had a great time in Wales and I was delighted with the Welsh crews we worked with – they were thoroughly professional, very accommodating, welcoming and friendly,” said Deepak Nayar, a producer on the film.
“We couldn’t have asked for more. It’s been a great experience and one I’d like to repeat as I’m very keen to carry out more projects in Wales – so watch this space.”
Las Vegas is not known as a film-friendly location as Nevada does not offer effective incentive support. Productions often spend a few days in the city shooting exteriors – as was largely the case for Show Dogs – and then film interiors elsewhere.
In contrast, New York is one of America’s most popular filming locations but the city can be a production challenge and competition for studio space is intense.
The Show Dogs team spent £4.7m in Wales during the shoot, and was supported by the Welsh government and by the country’s Media Investment Budget, which is advised by Pinewood Pictures.
Pinewood Studio Wales offers three stages and its previous high-profile projects have included Kurt Sutter’s medieval drama series The Bastard Executioner.
Last month, production company Bad Wolf announced plans to open a major new studio facility near Cardiff city entre that will host a major TV adaptation of book trilogy His Dark Materials.
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