The things we can do with Skype can sometimes prove to be quite unexpected and delightful.
For 25 years, Valeriy Sugrobov has been searching the streets of Moscow for everything from cats and dogs to crocs and hedgehogs — if it’s a pet and it’s lost, he’ll find it (most of the time). Before turning his talents to the field of pet detection, Valeriy had been a police officer in Moscow. With all this experience under his belt, being a pet detective is a job Valeriy not only takes very seriously, but one at which he is incredibly talented.
Skype plays a big role in his investigations. When time is of the essence, Valeriy is able to take a case immediately by interviewing people over Skype as well as file sharing images or necessarily documents for the missing pets.
Of course some of his methods are a bit unconventional. For instance, a hot broth of the owner’s socks is sprayed near where a pet was last seen and turns out to be very effective. Hear Valeriy’s Top 5 Tips for Finding a Lost Pet.
When a pet is found that’s where Skype proves most effective in Valeriy’s work. He makes a video call over Skype mobile to instantly ID the pet, and in some cases, he needs the owner to call out to the pet to lure them out of hiding places.
A longer version of this film will be in NCM Theaters starting this weekend! 1/16/15
Agency: Pereira & O’Dell
Executive Creative Director: Jamie Robinson
Creative Director: Jonathan Woytek
Associate Creative Director: Michael Gurman
Associate Creative Director: Brett Beaty
Senior Art Director: Ben Sweitzer
Senior Copywriter: Gabriel Miller
Copywriter: Simon Friedlander
Head of Production: Jeff Ferro
Senior Broadcast Producer: Bill Spangler
Post Producer: Ro Weitekamp
Senior Integrated Producer: Jason Mar
Co-Director of Client Services: Ivy Truong
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Strategy Director: Molly Cabe
Strategy Director - Media and Distribution: Jasmine Summerset
Production Company: Station Film
Director: Peking (Gregory Mitnick and Nat Livingston Johnson)
Executive Producer: Caroline Gibney, Michael Di Girolamo
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Editorial and Post: Umlaut Films
Editor: Jessica Congdon
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Color: Ivan Miller
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Executive Producer: Gina Locurcio
Producer: Kelly Gibbs
Music: Future Perfect Music
Composer: Victor Magro
Executive Producer: Maxwell Gosling
Sound Mix: One Union Recording Studios
Senior Engineer: Eben Carr
Senior Engineer: Matthew Wood
Audio Producer: Lauren Mask