The Dogwalker

The Dogwalker

| 1 h 16 min

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This feature-length, cinéma-vérité documentary presents a moving account of one man’s battle to reconstruct a shattered identity. Michael Borowski is an amateur playwright, rambling philosopher, and survivor of childhood brain injury. He is also a neighbourhood dog walker, using his daily walks to meditate on life. Get to know Michael and the four-legged friends who provide him with companionship and comfort.

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The Dogwalker, Rosie Dransfeld, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • writer
    Rosie Dransfeld
  • director
    Rosie Dransfeld
  • producer
    Rosie Dransfeld
    Bonnie Thompson
    Graydon McCrea
  • director of photography
    Lisa Fryklund
  • second camera
    Rosie Dransfeld
  • editor
    Michel Lalonde
  • music composition
    Larry Becker
  • sound design
    Blackman Productions
  • production manager
    Leah Iwaniuk
  • additional camera
    David Benson
    Daron Donahue
    Art Raham
    Randy Tomiuk
  • sound recordist
    John Blerot
    Gerry Clarke
    Larry MacDonald
    Carey Opper
    Mike Sanders
  • production assistant
    Sheena Moore
  • location grip
    Philip Dransfeld
  • video post production services
    National Film Board of Canada
  • online editor
    Kevin House
    Jed Pelech
  • executive producer
    Derek Mazur
  • marketing manager
    Kelly Isaac
  • participation
    Michael Borowski

  • None

    This is a beautiful film. Thank you.

    None, 16 Aug 2022
  • Jessica E Taylor

    As an A B I survivor myself, I was honored to meet Michael at a brain injury conference in Alberta some years ago. He impressed me so much I entered a photo of us together in my book 'From Tragedy to Triumph: Journey Back from the Edge. ' Rosie Dransfeld's film about Michael is one of the best I have seen in many years. It totally depicts what its like to have a brain injury and also gives light to how survivors can be positive, spiritual and very brave people.

    Jessica E Taylor, 23 Jun 2019
  • grannylin46

    Wonderful film about a wonderful person,Thank-you for telling this story.

    grannylin46, 25 Jan 2017

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