Loss and Found


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A young man is devastated after losing his best friend, his dog Russell. Eventually he finds purpose in his life through saving the lives of more rescue dogs. “Loss and Found” is a heartfelt comedy based on a true story that addresses issues surrounding rescue dogs.



Los Angeles filmmaker Jon Mancinetti wants to bring awareness to shelter overcrowding, fostering, adoption and pit bull breed discrimination.
Insland Sounder
The film really resonated with me as a rescuer. It showed, in a non-judgmental way, many of the things we see in rescue on a day-to-day basis. We see how healthy, adoptable dogs are often overlooked. We see the mistaken beliefs that shelter dogs are somehow “flawed.” We see how some are never given the chance to adjust to life in a home or learn what it means to be part of a family. And we see what happens when someone takes the time to care.
Loyal Pit Bull Love
“Loss and Found” is a comedy and a coming of age story about one young man’s journey into rescue and how saving one dog motivated him to save more.  At the same time, the film also touches upon some very serious issues surrounding rescue dogs – shelter overcrowding, misconceptions, breed discrimination and, most importantly, the need for individuals and families to open their homes and hearts to homeless animals through fostering and adoption.
Loyal Pit Bull Love
You will laugh. You will cry. You will cheer! While there are many outstanding films that deal with animals and rescue, “Loss and Found” by award-winning Hollywood filmmaker, Jon Mancinetti of Mancinetti Pictures is quite unlike others that have been done previously...
Loyal Pit Bull Love

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Tour Videos

  • The Story of Loss and Found

    • Oct 25, 2018
    • 1080p
  • Loss and Found Australian Tour

    • Jan 28, 2019
    • 1080p
  • Loss and Found Screening with Berea ARF

    • August 8, 2018
    • 1080p
  • Loss and Found in Huntington Beach

    • June 6, 2018
    • 1080p
  • Loss and Found in Buffalo NY

    • April 11, 2018
    • 1080p
  • Loss and Found Sold Out Screening with iPittyTheBull

    • March 29, 2018
    • 1080p
  • Loss and Found Frida Cinema in Santa Ana CA

    • November 16, 2017
    • 1080p
  • Loss and Found Tour Trailer

    • February 12, 2018
    • 1080p
  • Loss and Found LA Premiere

    • October 9, 2017
    • 1080p

'Loss and Found is like Pit Bulls and Parolees meets The Hangover!'

Michael Dinco - Producer Pit Bulls and Parolees - Animal Planet

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Director Biography

Jon Mancinetti

Article in the Columbus Dispatch!
Listen to Jon Mancinetti's interview on KISS 98.5 with Janet and Nick in The Morning.

Extended Bio

Filmmaker and animal advocate based in Los Angeles. Jon’s films have been accepted into numerous film festivals and featured on The Dodo, Spin Magazine, and the Hallmark Channel.

Jon and his brothers grew up making funny home movies with their parents video camera. In 2006 he graduated from Columbus College of Art & Design. In 2010, Jon received recognition for writing and directing his first feature length film ‘Never Escape.’ The film premiered to a sold out crowd and went on to win numerous awards. In 2011, Jon produced another award winning short film, ‘The Mask Returns,’ based off the popular graphic novel series The Mask. In 2012 Jon created several Emmy Award Winning, internationally televised, commercials for the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers. One of Jon’s biggest projects was the music video ‘Future Warrior’ for the band, Palms that debuted exclusively with Spin Magazine in 2013. He continues to work with internationally known musicians creating music videos and visuals. Jon’s visuals have played at massive venues and festivals all over the world including, EDC, Ultra and Coachella.

Jon recently completed his newest short film, ‘Loss and Found.’ A true comedic story about how he started saving rescue dogs. He is currently hosting screenings in select theaters with animal rescue organizations, and film festivals all over the world. His goal is to help local rescues raise money, while also raising awareness for shelter dogs and Pit Bulls.

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DVD’s of the award-winning short film “Loss and Found” are finally available! Winner of the “Audience Choice Award” at Huntington Beach Film festival, and accepted into multiple film festivals worldwide. Writer/director Jon Mancinetti and his dog Smokey traveled to 40 cities screening the film and raising over $50,000 for local rescues. Get your special DVD collector’s item now! Special features include bloopers, videos from the tour, and Smokey’s adoption video. DVD’s ship to anywhere in the US for only $5! Buy a shirt and a DVD bundle for only $10!

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Francis Cronin


Irish born comedian and actor, currently touring the world doing stand up. Writer and actor from "SuperHigh". Featured in The Huffington Post. Studied at Stella Adler Studio of Acting. He has written for television and performed standup on Fox.

Lance Allen


Comedian and actor, regular on “Conan” on TBS. Studied at Second City in Chicago.

Michael Lenoci


Comedian and actor, currently touring the US doing stand up. Opener for comedian Chris D’Elia. Host of “Guys Night Out” podcast on iTunes.

Sunshine Lee


Actress featured in “Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie” and Adult Swim’s “Check It Out with Dr Steve Brule” starring John C. Reilly.

Merrick McCartha


Actor currently working on episodics, short films, and commercials. Recently seen on Fox’s Lethal Weapon, The Orville, and CBS’ Scorpion.

Steph Langnas


Actress recently seen on HBO’s Ballers, and Showtime’s Twin Peaks. Studied at Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

Dana Moon


Comedian and actress. Featured on Netflix and Amazon. Host of “Moon Me” podcast on iTunes.

Frank Castillo


Comedian and Actor, winner of Comedy Central’s “Roast Battle 2”. Co-host of “Verbal Violence” and host of “The Village Idiot” podcast on iTunes. Currently touring the US doing standup.

Jaclyn Marfuggi


Comedian and actress. Host of “What’s Your Jersey” podcast on iTunes.

Past Screenings

  • 5thOctober

    Sioux City International Film Festival

    • October 3rd-6th, 2019
    • Sioux City, IA
  • 21July

    Bow Wow Film Festival

    • July 21, 2019
    • Telluride CO
  • 13July

    Canine Film Festival

    • July 13, 2019
    • Miami FL
  • 17November

    Benefit Screening for Staffy and Bully Breed Rescue

    • November 17, 2018
    • Perth WA
  • 10November

    Official Selection Change Fest LA

    • November 10, 2018
    • Los Angeles CA
  • 9November

    Benefit Screening for Staffy Rescue

    • November 9, 2018
    • Sydney Australia
  • 8November

    Official Selection Studio City Film Festival

    • November 8, 2018
    • Los Angeles CA
  • 25October

    Release Party at Downtown Independent Theatre

    • October 25, 2018
    • Los Angeles CA
  • 18October

    Benefit Screening for Sioux Empire Pit Rescue

    • October 18, 2018
    • Sioux Falls SD
  • 13October

    Official Selection Change Fest NY

    • October 13, 2018
    • New York City NY
  • 6October

    Benefit Screening for PACK

    • October 6, 2018
    • Monterey Park CA
  • 4October

    Official Selection Laughlin International Film Festival

    • October 4, 2018
    • Laughlin NV
  • 29September

    Benefit Screening for AZ K9 Rescue

    • September 29, 2018
    • Phoenix AZ
  • 21September

    Benefit Screening for Mid America Bully Breed Rescue

    • September 21, 2018
    • Kansas City MO
  • 14August

    Benefit Screening for New York Bully Crew

    • August 14th, 2018
    • Staten Island NY
  • 8August

    Benefit Screening for Berea ARF

    • August 8th, 2018
    • Berea OH
  • 28July

    Benefit Screening for Clermont Animal Care

    • July 28, 2018
    • Cincinatti OH
  • 22July

    Benefit Screening for C.O.P.S.

    • July 22, 2018
    • Columbus OH
  • 12July

    Benefit Screening for C.R.I.S.P.

    • July 12th, 2018
    • Chicago IL
  • 9July

    Benefit Screening for Harvey’s Heroes

    • July 9th, 2018
    • Charlotte NC
  • 7July

    Benefit Screening for Releash Atlanta

    • July 7th, 2018
    • Atlanta GA
  • 24June

    Benefit Screening for Dogs 2nd Chance

    • June 24th, 2018
    • Memphis TN
  • 15June

    Official Selection - Park City International Film Festival

    • June 15th, 2018
    • Park City
  • 20May

    Official Selection - Hollywood Boulevard Film Festival

    • May 20th, 2018
    • Hollywood Boulevard Film Festival Hollywood CA
  • 19May

    Benefit Screening for OC Pit Bull Rescue

    • May 19, 2018
    • Huntington Beach CA
  • 28April

    Benefit Screening for Orcas Animal Protection Society

    • April 28, 2018
    • Orcas Island
  • 21April

    Benefit Screening for Misunderstood Mutts

    • April 21, 2018
    • Portland OR
  • 17April

    Official Selection - Riverside International Film Festival

    • April 17, 2018
    • Riverside
  • 15April

    Benefit Screening for Furry Friends Foster & Rescue

    • April 15, 2018
    • Hartford
  • 11April

    Benefit Screening for Rock a Bully Rescue

    • April 11, 2018
    • Buffalo
  • 29March

    Benefit Screening for iPittyTheBull Rescue

    • March 29, 2018
    • Upland
  • 24March

    Benefit Screening for Bakersfield Boxers & Bullies Rescue

    • March 24, 2018
    • Bakersfield
  • 3March

    Official Selection and Award Winner - Short Sweet Film Festival

    • March 3, 2018
    • Cleveland
  • 2March

    Official Selection - Magnolia Independent Film Festival

    • March 2, 2018
    • Mississippi
  • 25February

    Official Selection - Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival

    • February 25, 2018
    • Los Angeles
  • 24February

    Official Selection and Audience Award Winner

    • February 24, 2018
    • Hunington Beach Film Festival
  • 18February

    Benefit Screening “Opt To Adopt” for I Stand With My Pack Rescue

    • February 18, 2018
    • Malibu
  • 17February

    Benefit Screening for Pup Package

    • February 2, 2018
    • North Park San Diego
  • 27December

    Official Selection - Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival

    • Deccember 27, 2017
    • Los Angeles
  • 23December

    Official Selection of Grove Film Festival

    • Deccember 23, 2017
    • Jersey City
  • 09December

    Official Selection of Hollyshorts Film Festival

    • Deccember 9, 2017
    • The Chinese Theatre in Hollywood
  • 11November

    Official Selection and Winner of Best Dramedy

    • November 11, 2017
    • Mindfield Film Festival Los Angeles
  • 16November

    Benefit Screening for Paw Prints in The Sand

    • November 16, 2017
    • The Frida Cinema in Santa Ana
  • 09October

    Los Angeles Premiere

    • October 9, 2017
    • Downtown Independent Theatre

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