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“Last Minutes wih Oden”

The short documentary above — and, be warned, it will make you cry — chronicles the last minutes of a dog named Oden.

One of more than 6,500 submissions from thousands of artists and filmmakers, “Last Minutes with Oden” won top honors in a video contest sponsored by Vimeo, the online video sharing website.

The video focuses on Jason Wood and his dog Oden, who got cancer and had a leg amputated last year. But the cancer spread, leading Wood to make the anguishing decision to put down the dog who taught him how to love.

The video by Eliot Rausch documents the last day of Oden’s life. Vimeo’s panel of judges named it the best documentary, and the best video, and Vimeo presented the owners with a grant of $25,000. The awards were presented last month in New York City.

Jeremy Boxer, Co-Director of the Vimeo Festival + Awards called the video “one of those rare, intimate shorts that leads with its heart and soul.”

Comments

Comment from smitty
Time November 19, 2010 at 9:49 am

That video is a real tearjerker.

It hurts so much to lose your best friend, and the only comfort is memories of the good times spent together…

Comment from marie
Time August 9, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Oden is at rest with the angels. He will wait for you as long as it takes and when you meet again he will love you just as much.
God bless you Oden.

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