Jumpy the Dog in Ti West's IN A VALLEY OF VIOLENCE1:21 AM
Behold as Jumpy Paints a Landscape:
And Proves His Mastery of the English Language:
And Runs Up a Wall:
And Does a Somersault on his Front Legs:
A mysterious drifter named Paul (Ethan Hawke) and his dog (YouTube sensation Jumpy) make their way towards Mexico through the barren desert of the old west.
As tensions rise between Paul and Gilly, Denton’s remaining residents bear witness to an inevitable act of violence that starts a disastrous chain reaction, infecting the petty lives of all involved and quickly drags the whole town into the bloody crosshairs of revenge.
From writer/director Ti West (THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, THE INNKEEPERS, and THE SACRAMENT) and Blumhouse Productions (INSIDIOUS, THE VISIT, WHIPLASH and THE GIFT), IN A VALLEY OF VIOLENCE brings absurdist humor, unique dialogue and West’s shocking scenes of violence to the Western genre. The film also boasts a stellar supporting cast that includes Toby Huss ("Halt and Catch Fire”), Burn Gorman (THE DARK NIGHT RISES, PACIFIC RIM) and genre darling Larry Fessenden (YOU’RE NEXT, I SELL THE DEAD).
￼Jumpy is one of the most well-trained and intelligent dogs on the planet.
The border collie and blue heeler mix can do back flips, skateboard, leap through the air to impressive heights, dive into the pool, weave through cones, wake board, ride a scooter... and the list goes on and on and on. Video of his impressive stunts has racked up nearly 1.5 million views on YouTube since it was first posted.
The pooch's talents have scored him spots in commercials, music videos, and he has around 30 credits to his name, said his owner Omar von Muller.
Von Muller, a Los Angeles-based professional dog trainer who has been working with Jumpy since he was a puppy, said it takes time to train a dog to perform like Jumpy. "It starts from jumping from a table to a chest, and you work a few yards away and keep stretching the distance," he said. Now Jumpy has mastered a host of tricks; his favorite is skateboarding. "Once he jumps on the skateboard, it's hard to get him off," his owner said.
Jumpy isn't the only pup in the family with talent. Von Muller has seven dogs, including Uggie, the famous Jack Russell from the Oscar-winning flick, "The Artist."