During the Hot Summer of 1993
Filming of The Shawshank Redemption had just begun at the old Ohio State Reformatory near Mansfield, Ohio, when actor Jodiviah Stepp befriended two stray dogs, who were living at the prison. With the help of director, Frank Darabont, Jodiviah eventually adopted Rita, one of those homeless dogs.
Behind The Scenes of
The Shawshank Redemption
Exclusive photos of Jodiviah, Tim Robbins, and the “New Fish Cons” during the filming of the movie.
Became Our Friends
Photos of Rita and Hayworth during the filming and their renewed life afterward.
In The Media
Media coverage of Rita the Shawshank Dog and the 20th anniversary celebration for the Shawshank Redemption film.
About The Book
This is the story of an actor, who while filming The Shawshank Redemption, crossed paths with two homeless dogs and how their lives were changed forever. This true story is told not only in words but also in a collection of pen and ink illustrations by author and artist, Brad Mavis.
This book would make an excellent gift for anyone who enjoys The Shawshank Redemption and who loves animals.