Once Upon a Time star Jennifer Morrison makes her feature film directorial debut with Sun Dogs, a comedy/drama which just released a new lengthy trailer. Sun Dogs stars Supergirl‘s Melissa Benoist, I’m Dying Up Here‘s Michael Angarano, Oscar winner Allison Janney (I, Tonya), and Modern Family‘s Ed O’Neill.
Jennifer Morrison directed from a script by Anthony Tambakis (Jane Got a Gun, Warrior). Morrison also acts in the feature film along with Alvin “Xzibit” Joiner (Hawaii Five-O), Eric Christian Olsen (NCIS: Los Angeles), and J.R. Ramirez (Marvel’s Jessica Jones).
Sun Dogs is set to premiere on April 6, 2018 on Netflix.
The film, which isn’t yet rated, was shot in Santa Clarita, CA and premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival. It also played at the 2017 Savannah Film Festival and 2018 Mammoth Film Festival. Morrison took home the Best Narrative Feature award at the Savannah festival and was a triple winner at the Mammoth festival (Achievement in Filmmaking, Best Picture, and Grand Jury Award).
Actor/director Jennifer Morrison starred as Emma Swan for six seasons on Once Upon a Time. The series went through a major reboot for its seventh season, with only Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle, and Colin O’Donoghue remaining as part of the main cast. Ratings fell and ultimately ABC opted not to renew the series for an eighth season.
Morrison’s acting credits also include The List, The Darkness, How I Met Your Mother, Star Trek: Into Darkness, and House M.D..
The Plot: A young man (Michael Angarano) determined to be a military hero, ends up on a misguided adventure with his family and new friend Tally (Melissa Benoist), which leads him to the most unlikely realization of how he can courageously “save lives.”