After a truly crazy year plus of ups and downs, “Worst in Show” has landed distribution and is available NOW for purchase!! The special DVD is out now and only $15.00 plus shipping. Get it now by CLICKING HERE.

The DVD contains the movie as well as a directors commentary by Don Lewis and John Beck. Many insights into the creative process are contained therein…or something. There’s also several outtakes from the film as well as a special short film where Winston, one of the dogs featured in our film, gets a wheelchair provided by a local vet who saw our film and noticed Winston was having trouble getting around. We also threw in one of our earlier documentary shorts called “Drag King” which is about an off-the-wall demolition derby where people smash boats that are dragged behind cars. You have to see it to believe it!

Thanks to all who have been with us from the start. It’s incredibly hard to get film distribution and without the support of all of you coming to the screenings and talking about the film, it absolutely would not have happened. So, thanks. Now go buy the film!!!

After a successful festival run and some screenings out of town, WORST IN SHOW, the documentary on Petaluma’s Ugliest Dog in the World contest takes a bow right where it started, in Petaluma!

Join directors John Beck and Don R. Lewis as well as several ugly dogs (and owners!) at this family friendly screening at the Boulevard 14 Cinemas in Petaluma.

Saturday, November 5 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, November 6 at 4:00 pm
Tuesday, November 8 at 7:00 pm
Thursday, November 10 at 7:00 pm

All seats $10 and a portion of the proceeds go to the Petaluma Animal Shelter

ADVANCE TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! Scroll to the dates at the Boulevard 14 Cinemas Website by clicking here.

WORST IN SHOW is coming soon to YOUR HOUSE!!

That’s right, WORST IN SHOW has a signed distribution deal with “Breaking Glass Pictures” that will see the film landing on-demand (PPV), online at Hulu and Amazon as well as Netflix and good ole fashioned DVD. Look for the film this fall and stay tuned here and at our Facebook page for up to the minute information. In the meantime, here’s the new trailer for WORST IN SHOW. Embed it wherever you can!!

Arizona and Texas….Thanks for the fun screenings!!

John and Don are back home after a 2-week tour that took them and WORST IN SHOW to Portland, Seattle, Phoenix, Flagstaff, Dallas and Austin! Every screening was a benefit for a local animal charity and everyone had a ton of fun! Tour dates below….

Portland, Oregon
Saturday, May 21
Hollywood Theater
A benefit for the Oregon Humane Society

Seattle, Washington
Sunday, May 22
Northwest Film Forum
Benefit for Seattle Humane Society

Tempe, Arizona
Saturday, June 11
Madcap Theater
Benefit for HALO Animal Rescue

Flagstaff, Arizona
Monday, June 13
Orpheum Theater
Benefit for Coconino Humane Association

Dallas, Texas
Thursday, June 16
A Benefit for the SPCA of Texas
Angelika Theater

Austin, Texas
Saturday, June 18
Benefit for Emancipet

Thanks for everyone who came out to the Three Twins Ice Cream Presents “Worst In Show” Hometown Screening!!
The Phoenix Theater
Sunday, May 1
1:00-4:00 pm
Petaluma, CA

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Ugly Dog Documentary “Worst in Show” was awarded the “Best Documentary” prize at the 2011 Kansas City Film Festival where it played in an amazing program of films including “The Greatest Movie Ever Sold” by Morgan Spurlock (“Super Size Me”). Co-Director Don R. Lewis was there to accept the award and was thankful to the festival for selecting the film and to the jury for awarding top prize to the film.

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Here’s the trailer for WORST IN SHOW. Embed it wherever you can!!


  • Worst In Show captures some of the personalities that work the ugly dog contest circuit with the same determination of stage mothers who devote their lives to pushing their daughters to participate in child beauty pageants.

    The Irrationality of Love and Art,
    The Huffington Post

  • You’ve seen Best In Show, so you pretty much know the turf battles and growling that can occur en route to dog show trophies. Among owners, that is — the dogs always seem stoked to be there even if some are a wee bit trembly.
    -Scruff Love

    The San Francisco Bay Guardian

  • Don goes to the movies to compare “Rango” to “Worst in Show.”

    Ride the Hideous Country,
    Pacific Sun

  • “It’s about the people and controversial attraction that made it happen in the past and today. If you’ve heard of the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest, you likely want to know more about it, and “Worst in Show” delivers on both informativeness, including critical judgment against its allegedly cruel cause, and character.”

    Review: Worst in Show,
    Nothing But The Doc

  • “This is Toddlers-with-Tiaras Syndrome for the four-footed.”

    A Pack of Humans in Dogged Pursuit of Glory,
    Berkeley Daily Planet