Written and Directed by Rebecca Stern
Produced by Rebecca Stern, Justin Levy and Matthew C. Mills

World Premiere – Documentary Feature Competition – 2019 SXSW Film Festival

2019 SXSW Film Festival Screenings:
Sunday, March 10th at 11:30 AM at Alamo Ritz – World Premiere
Monday, March 11th at 5:00 PM at Alamo Lamar
Thursday, March 14th at 2:45 PM at Alamo Lamar

the first trailer for WELL GROOMED has arrived.  <-Click to watch trailer


Competitive creative dog grooming is the most colorful competition in America and WELL GROOMED captures the hearts, minds and imaginations of the artists involved. Follow four champion groomers and their gorgeous, vibrant dogs through a year in the life on the technicolor competition circuit, playfully exploring their creative process. From South Carolina to California, New York to Arkansas, these women are revolutionizing the age old question – what is art? Director Rebecca Stern has captured an up-close and revealing look at pets, families, friendships and the glory of dog grooming through a bright spectrum of color.


About Filmmaker Rebecca Stern
Stern (Director|Producer|Writer) is a director and producer living in Brooklyn, NY. She is the producer of TRE MAISON DASAN, a documentary exploring the lives of children affected by parental incarceration (Independent Lens PBS 2019). She is the Co-Producer of NETIZENS, a documentary delving into the effects of online sexual harassment (Tribeca 2018). She was the associate producer of “the bomb,” an innovative installation and film which premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and the 2017 Berlinale Film Festival. She started out in documentary as the production coordinator of Academy Award nominated and Emmy-winning documentary CARTEL LAND, which premiered at Sundance, was broadcast on A&E, and released worldwide theatrically. She previously was a staff member of Picture Motion, the leading film impact firm, managing film marketing campaigns for acclaimed documentaries including FOOD CHAINS (2016 BritDoc Impact Award) and THE YES MEN ARE REVOLTING. WELL GROOMED is her first feature film.