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An eclectic collection of fur, feathers, and friendship.

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Every November, co-Directors Alex Wolf Lewis and Kaitlyn Schwalje celebrate Thanksgiving at Alex's Aunt and Uncle’s house just outside of Philadelphia. And every November they marvel at the fact that the family’s 4-inch-long pet turtle, Snowy, is still alive. Snowy has lived an isolated life in the family basement for the past 10+ years with minimal sunlight and no companionship other than that of his primary caretaker, Uncle Larry. In an effort to improve Snowy's life we ask: Can Snowy be happy and what would it take?

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Alex Wolf Lewis 


  • Year
  • Runtime
    13 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Rating
    Suitable for All Ages
  • Note
    Documentary Short
  • Director
    Kaitlyn Schwalje, Alex Wolf Lewis
  • Screenwriter
    Kaitlyn Schwalje
  • Producer
    Rebecca Stern, Justin Levy
  • Executive Producer
    Meryl Goldsmith, Dana Nachman, Cheryl D. Staurulakis