A prisoner awaits his last meal on Death Row in this spot, narrated by Hollywood actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson--but it's not exactly what you might think.
In the film for the Australian market, by DDB Remedy in Sydney, we see a guard walking through a prison carrying a tray, as we hear the prisoner, in Taylor-Johnson's voice, explain how it's not fair that he's being put to death despite having done nothing wrong. But it's not until late on the film that it emerges the prisoner in question is not human, but a dog--which we then see being put to sleep in a harrowing scene.
The film, which encourages pet adoption, was made pro bono by the agency on behalf of dog welfare organizations across the country including Doggie Rescue, SA Dog Rescue, SAFE, Starting Over Dog Rescue, Best Friends and Voiceless Australia.
It was directed by Jonathan May via Flint Sydney, who says he wanted the film to be as authentic as possible. “We took a huge risk working with untrained shelter dogs to be in the film and with the help of Monika from Doggie Rescue, we carefully selected Steve and Xena. We only had a short window of time to shoot the dog scenes but both of them nailed their part, it was almost as if they knew the importance of their roles.”
Taylor-Johnson, who himself has two rescue dogs, is sharing the film on his Instagram account-- where it's already had over 25,000 views.