Client: Van Productions

Landfill Dogs, an original online video series created for, profiles the work of professional photographer Shannon Johnstone who uses her camera to save shelter dogs from being put to death. Each week, Johnstone takes a dog from the Wake County Animal Shelter in Raleigh, NC to a local park—built on a former landfill—for playtime and a photo session. These remarkable photographs are then shared on social media by Johnstone’s sizable following, ultimately leading adopters to the shelter to bring them home. Working with Van Productions, Nice Work Company served as associate producer on the shoot.

Landfill Dogs was honored with the 2015 Award of Excellence in the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts (AIVA) Communicator Awards