People Make Plans


An Indie Motion Picture Inspired by True Events

RAY - is Shelly’s seven year old, German Shepherd Dog. She spent her life savings purchasing and importing him from Germany to insure a “good” blood line, free of hip dysplasia. Ray is a brilliant dog and devoted to her. When Shelly and her wingnut separate, he is her only confidant and family. 

He developed health issues. A once athletic dog who was trained in the sport of Schutzhund, he learned the basics of agility in one afternoon. He becomes Shelly’s service animal so is able to travel back and forth from Hawaii to California.

Shelly has become a butcher by necessity and goes to sheep eradication where she must field dress the animals to save money. As his condition progresses and his health challenges escalate, he remains tolerant and long-suffering.

RACHEL ROBINSON – Late 20’s, Rachel is a writer who feels stuck in Hawaii when she finds out her husband is cheating on her. She is befriended by Shelly who helps her find the strength to leave her husband. As the relationship develops, she and Shelly form a loving “ohana” (family) that affects Shelly’s outlook in life.

SHELLY SIMPSON – Late 50’s, Shelly is a charismatic and spiritual person who has a change of direction later in life by letting go of things that no longer serve her, such as her soon-to-be ex-husband, she calls him her wingnut. She lives with her German Shepherd and best friend, Ray, in the castle they built as she tries to stay afloat keeping her place from sinking financially and being threatened by the volcano’s wrath. She is the embodiment of the “Aloha” spirit.


Shelly Simpson: Shania Twain, Maria Bello

Rachel Robinson: Aubrey Plaza, Lola Kirke,

Kaley Cuoco, Kat Dennings