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Le Sauvetage
(The Rescue)

Halo presents a magical tale for

anyone ever rescued by a pet

About the Film


“Who rescued whom?” is a question often pondered by those who know the joy of rescuing a pet. This question was the impetus of this powerful short film.

“Le Sauvetage” (The Rescue) is a six-minute film produced by award-winning filmmaker and composer Peter McEvilley, starring the Olate Dogs, winners of America’s Got Talent. The film is a magical tale about life, love, and finding our true destiny….with a little help from a furry friend.

Sponsored and produced by Halo, Purely for Pets, opened the Sonoma festival April 2, 2014, and appears at the Court Metrage, Festival de Cannes in France May 2014. #rescuefilm


Nicholas Olate (Philippe)


Nicholas Olate has been performing with his father since the age of 6. He grew up with many dogs in the house and started early learning how to care for these beautiful animals. As Nick got older he was given more responsibilities and he is now Richard’s right hand man in everything dogs. Nicholas has also developed into a great performer and compliments Richard’s dynamic personality beautifully on the stage. The Olate Dog act is a beautifully choreographed routine that is both exciting and unique.

Tate Ashley (Annabelle)


Ashley is an actor, model and “escaped forest creature living in Los Angeles".

Loca (Magalie)


Loca is one of the Olate Dogs, winners of America’s Got Talent’s grand prize. Loca is a Yorkie/Poodle mix. She is very curious and finds a way to get into everything! She has pretty coloring with a perfect white cross on her chest.

Lili (Harold)


Lili is one of the Olate Dogs, winners of America’s Got Talent’s grand prize. Lili is a Labrodoodle. All of our dogs love Richard but Lili is completely in love with him!! She follows him everywhere. When he sits or lays down she is right there, on him or snuggled up beside him.

Richard Olate (Man with Dog)


Richard Olate is from Chile South America. He is the second youngest in a family of 22 children. His family was very poor. There were many times when they would not have enough to eat for days at a time. His story is not a sad one though. At age 12 he got a dog from the street. He loved the dog and found that he might have a feel for training. There are many dogs roaming the streets in Chile, so guess what……? When he had put together a routine, he, with his mother’s help, booked his amateur act at schools and small circuses. He quickly got a regular performance schedule but needed more help. His older brother soon joined him and together they decided they could do something special. They were right! They worked hard creating a very unique dog act. They spent the next few years traveling with different circuses throughout South America and in 1989 they premiered in the United States of America. They have been here ever since. Richard has appeared with his dogs in many television shows, made commercials, been in a movie, and worked in stage, night club and circus performances. A true testament that no matter where you come from, hard work and determination makes dreams come true.

Peter McEvilley (Producer)


Peter – inspired by the question of “who rescued whom?” -- produced Le Sauvetage at the request of Halo CEO Steve Marton. Peter is an award-winning writer, director, producer and song writer, with credits ranging from indy films such as On Falling, to Last Vegas, The House Bunny and Alias.

Howard Sapper (Manager)


In addition to his producer role in this film, Howard manages the Olate Dogs. He's the founder of Extrodinaire Media, the Everybody is a Star Foundation, and the Harmony Festival, and is Executive VP of Domo Music.

Steve Marton (Executive Producer)


Halo CEO Steve Marton green-lit Le Sauvetage (The Rescue) when presented with Peter McEvilley's vision, finding it resonated with Halo's perspective on rescue. Steve has guided Halo's devotion to animal welfare, including its partnerships with the US Postal Service's Animal Rescue stamps,, the PBS series Shelter Me, Adopt a Shelter, and more. Steve also serves on the Board of PetSmart Charities, and is an Advisor to the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.


About Halo, Purely for Pets®
For over 25 years, Halo, Purely for Pets® has created holistic pet products of uncompromising quality. Halo believes nutrition is the single most important factor in the quality of a pet’s life. Ellen DeGeneres – a long time Halo customer – became part-owner in 2008. In 2010, Halo donated 1 million meals to shelter pets for the U.S. Postal Service Adopt a Shelter Pet Stamp Program. Halo now donates over 1.5 million meals to shelter pets annually in partnership with, and sponsors the acclaimed PBS series “Shelter Me”. Halo’s natural dog food, natural cat food, treats, supplements and grooming products are available at Petco, Whole Foods Market, and other fine pet specialty and natural food stores. Learn more



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Exclusive Viewings


March 12-13 2014,
Global Pet Expo
Orlando, FL

April 2-5, 2014

Sonoma, CA

April 5, 2014

San Diego, CA
San Diego Humane Society

May 14-25, 2014

Court Métrage
Cannes, France

May 24, 2014

Daytona Beach, FL

June 29, 2014

New Orleans, LA
Louisiana SPCA

July 22-23, 2014

Las Vegas, NV

August 2, 2014

New York, NY

November 1, 2014

Charlotte, NC
Charlotte-Mecklenburg ACC

Multiple Viewings
Shelters & Rescue Groups
USA and Canada

Shelters & Rescues

Special screenings of Le Sauvetage (The Rescue) are available for your special events, free of charge.

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