Mancinetti’s last project, Loss and Found was a funny and very poignant short film about his own experiences as a rescuer and foster dad for a number of shelter pit bulls who otherwise would not have had the opportunity to experience loving homes and families. We were fortunate to be among the first to learn about this film. We first had the opportunity to discuss the film with Mancinetti on this page prior to its inception and also reviewed Loss and Found here last year.
In case you are not aware, statistics show that only one in 600 shelter pit bulls makes it out alive and over one million are killed in shelters each year. Mancinetti’s mission, like ours here, is to educate people about these very loyal, loving and misunderstood dogs with the ultimate goal of seeing them find their way out of shelters and into loving homes.
Loss and Found was featured in many film festivals, won numerous awards, was shown in more than 40 cities worldwide and raised over $50,000 for local shelters and rescues. Along the way, Mancinetti was even able to rescue, foster and find a home for a Memphis shelter dog who was slated for euthanasia. He is hoping for even greater success with Super Bois, which strives to educate the public about both disabled individuals and shelter dogs and how they can positively impact all of us.
Growing up in Cleveland Ohio, Jon and his brothers Jeff and Joel enjoyed making super hero movies together, using their parents’ VHS camera. Not only did this influence his career as an adult, but it also created a powerful bond between Jon and his brothers, Joel in particular. Over the years, he and Joel have grown even closer and Jon’s passion for educating and raising awareness has grown right along with it.
Mancinetti already has big plans for Super Bois. In addition to entering the film in various film festivals, he has already reached out to a number of schools and animal rescue organizations and is making arrangements to show the film in cities around the world.
If you would like to help Jon on his mission, please check out his Kickstarter campaign and donate if you are able. There are many sponsorship opportunities and other incentives for donors so let’s do this! Let’s help Jon continue his mission to help others by supporting Super Bois. We can’t wait to see the finished product!