BONED is a character-driven Dramedy set in LA against the backdrop of two completely different worlds; the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and the underbelly of the dog rescue world.
When Hollywood PR powerhouse, Tessa Barton, hits a veteran’s service dog in a crosswalk while texting behind the wheel, a video of her fleeing the scene goes viral. Within hours, she becomes the most hated woman in America, launching Tessa into her very own public relations nightmare. Sentenced to community service at an animal rescue organization, she’s shunned by every group in town until Billy Nordic, the rugged hotheaded owner of a struggling dog rescue, seizes the opportunity to cash in on her misery. Tessa reluctantly hands over a large donation to Billy, but is horrified when she finds herself catapulted into the canine loving, womanizing, vigilante’s world. After much growling and baring of teeth, this fearless Alpha and self-involved bitch, ultimately discover they’re the only ones who can rescue each other.
Creators & Writers
Co-Creator / Writer
STEVE SPIRO is co-creator/writer of BONED. He recently performed UK Underdog, an autobiographical one-man show about growing up as a bullied school kid in London, England, and learning martial arts to fight back! The show is now heading to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2020! Steve has had several of his screenplays optioned, including the life and times of 20th Century fighter Sam Langford (based on the book by Clay Moyle), who was regarded as the greatest fighter never to fight for the title. Most recently, Steve and his friend, Linda Raznick, have penned the finishing touches on their soon-to-be-published illustrated book called “52 Days With HERO.” It’s the true story of a rescued Pit Bull who inspired many and left an everlasting legacy of hope. Steve is the co-founder of START Rescue: STARTrescue.org, a nonprofit transport and spay/neuter group. Since its inception in 2011, START has transported over 12,500 dogs/cats from high-kill California shelters to loving “forever homes” in the Pacific Northwest and funded over 7,500 spay/neuter surgeries for low-income households. Steve is excited to be working with Sylva and Alison on BONED, which has been a bloody long slog . . . but-well-worth-it!
Co-Creator / Writer
SYLVA KELEGIAN is a co-creator/writer of BONED and will be playing Heidi Nordic. Sylva has rescued or re-homed over 500 dogs and a handful of cats. She has starred on the stage in New York and Los Angeles and guest-starred on television dramas such as CSI, NCIS Los Angeles, Southland, Rizzoli & Isles, ER, Cold Case, Desperate Housewives, Big Love, Prison Break, Without a Trace and many more. She has starred in independent films, recently completing The Allnighter, co-starred in Stephen King’s movie of the week, Desperation, and appeared in Spiderman, Crash, Atlas Shrugged, and Return to Zero. Sylva is a lifetime member of The Actors Studio and the author of her 3x award-winning memoir, God Spelled Backwards: The Journey of an Actress into the World of Dog Rescue, as well as her 4x award-winning children’s book, The Dolphin Princess. Sylva is thrilled to finally see BONED come to fruition with Steve and Alison. http://www.sylvakelegian.com
Writer / Director
ALISON EASTWOOD is co-writer/director of BONED. Alison was raised in beautiful Pebble Beach, California. Always a lover of animals and nature, she enjoys spending her time and energy nurturing and protecting the things she loves. After a brief stint modeling abroad in her early 20’s, she moved back to Los Angeles where acting became her full time career. She appeared in over 25 films in just 20 years. In 2007 she decided to step behind the camera and turn her focus to directing and producing. To date, she has directed two feature films, Rails and Ties (with Kevin Bacon and Marcia Gay Harden) and Battlecreek (with Bill Skarsgard & Delroy Lindo) along with creating and executive producing the Nat Geo Wild TV show, Animal intervention. She currently runs a non-profit animal rescue, Eastwood Ranch Foundation in Southern California that rescues pets from high kill shelters & finds them forever homes. Alison is currently attached to direct several feature films in the near future & has multiple TV projects in the works with animal welfare themes. Alison is excited to direct BONED, which has been a labor of love through the development process.
Please visit: Eastwoodranch.org to see Alison's lifelong passion of animal rescue in action.
Meet the Makers