In The News

February 23, 2015
OneGreenPlanet.org put River Fire Films’ director/Producer Jeff Theman’s dog, Preston, in their “5 Former Fighting Dogs Who Are Now Living Happily With Forever Families” list. Preston was the inspiration to the River Fire Films’ produced, Guilty ‘Til Proven Innocent, documentary.


Sunday, February 1, 2015
River Fire Films starts pre-production on next documentary film, “Made in Cleveland,” which examines a city fallen on hard times for over a half century climb back into relevance, and how the art community assisted.

Midwest Pet First Aid write up to promote Guilty ‘Til Proven Innocent.


September 29, 2014
River Fire Films Director and Producer, Jeff Theman, guest write up in the Dodo about Pit Bull dogs and the laws that restrict or prohibit them.


Monday, July 7, 2014
Huffington Post releases article “Why Pit Bull Prejudice Is An Injustice,” which interviews River Fire Films’ own, Jeff Theman – producer and director of documentary “Guilty ‘Til Proven Innocent.”


Wednesday, May 7, 2014
River Fire Films releases the 2nd and final trailer to documentary “Guilty ‘Til Proven Innocent” with official selections to St. Louis International Film Festival and Kansas City FilmFest. We called it the Teaser Trailer.


April 27, 2014
The Tribune-Democrat newspaper in Pennsylvania wrote an article about breed specific legislation, and reached out to River Fire Films director, Jeff Theman, for information.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014
River Fire Films full feature documentary, “Guilty ‘Til Proven Innocent” – an official selection of the Kansas City FilmFest (2014) screens opening day. The screening is sponsored by animal welfare organization, Best Friends Animal Society.


River Fire Films director, Jeff Theman, was nominated for the 2013 Pit Bulletin Legal News “Wallace Award”, awarded to the person who brings the most positive attention towards pit bull dogs.


Sunday, November 17, 2013
River Fire Films full feature documentary, “Guilty ‘Til Proven Innocent” – an official selection of the St. Louis International Film Festival (2013). The screening is sponsored by animal welfare organization, Best Friends Animal Society. For more click here


St. Louis Blues NHL hockey player, David Backes shows his support for Guilty ‘Til Proven Innocent screening in St. Louis, tweeting out a picture with the film and his dogs. Kelly, his wife, was a guest at the screening.


October 22, 2013
CBS6 in Richmond, Virginia covered the screening of Guilty ‘Til Proven Innocent.


Saturday, October 12, 2013
River Fire Films presents “Guilty ‘Til Proven Innocent” at Best Friends Animal Society’s No More Homeless Pets Conference in Jacksonville, Florida.


October 7, 2013
10TV in Columbus, Ohio came to cover the screening of Guilty ‘Til Proven Innocent:
“10TV news reporter, Kevin Landers, explains how a movie is now propelling the push to get lawmakers to think differently about the pit bull breed.”
Watch the newscast here.


September 26, 2013
Cleveland Plain Dealer/Cleveland.com wrote a follow up story about Lakewood, Ohio’s ban on pit bull dogs, interviewing Guilty ‘Til Proven Innocent Director, Jeff Theman.


May 22, 2013
Portland, Oregon’s The Oregonian/OregonLive write-up about the upcoming screening in Portland, hosted by dog rescue, Born Again Pit Bull Rescue.


May 5, 2013
Health & Humane Observer attended our world premiere screening of Guilty ‘Til Proven Innocent in Cleveland, Ohio, and interviewed Director/Producer, Jeff Theman and Editor/Producer, Bryan Porter, about the film.


April, 24, 2013
Cool Cleveland‘s write up about the world premiere of Guilty ‘Til Proven Innocent, playing at the Capitol Theatre in the Gordon Square Arts District on Cleveland, Ohio’s west side.


April 16, 2013
The Lakewood Observer write up about the upcoming world premiere of Guilty ‘Til Proven Innocent. The film began in Lakewood after city council proposed and passed the ban on Pit Bull dogs. GTPI took an intimate look at the issue.


Friday, February 22, 2013
River Fire Films releases the official trailer to the full length feature documentary, “Guilty ‘Til Proven Innocent” about breed discrimination.


November 9, 2012
Toledo Blade reporter, Tanya Irwin, came to our test screening of Guilty ‘Til Proven Innocent in Toledo, Ohio. Several people were interviewed from the area.


October 24, 2012
Pit Bulletin Legal News had River Fire Films Director/Producer, Jeff Theman, on their podcast to discuss the upcoming film, Guilty ‘Til Proven Innocent.


Thursday, November 10, 2011
River Fire Films Director/Producer, Jeff Theman, interviews with the virtual Pit Bull news, resource and information site, Pit Bull Rescue Central about the upcoming documentary film, Guilty ‘Til Proven Innocent.


October 14, 2011
Tails, Inc Pet Magazine writes up a piece about Guilty ‘Til Proven Innocent after the concept trailer released.


September 27, 2011
Dogster reporter, Julia Szabo, writes a piece about the dog that inspired the film, Guilty ‘Til Proven Innocent – Preston. Preston is River Fire Films director and producer.


July 18, 2011
River Fire Films Director/Producer, Jeff Theman, was asked to write for Pit Bull organization, StubbyDog, about the film, his dog, Preston,


Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Blog, Our Hen House, wrote a piece and included our documentary film, Guilty ‘Til Proven Innocent, after viewing our concept trailer.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Dogster writer, Julia Szabo discusses the upcoming River Fire Films documentary, Guilty ‘Til Proven Innocent. Julia also was an interview in the film.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011
The River Fire Films team releases the first concept trailer for the upcoming documentary film, Guilty ‘Til Proven Innocent, about the plight of the “Pit Bull” dog.


Tuesday, May 20, 2008
River Fire Films starts production of a documentary titled, “Guilty Til Proven Innocent” after attending a city council meeting in Lakewood, Ohio where banning “Pit Bull” dogs was on the agenda.

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