the film


Towards the end of 2012, while scavenging through trash dumped  along Train Avenue looking for items to repurpose into art, Cleveland tattoo and visual artist – Sean Jason Kelly, makes a gruesome discovery of a dead dog found in a garbage bag along this forgotten road.

After continuously finding more, Sean starts to cremate them to respect their life, so they don’t get picked up by the city and dumped in a landfill. As the jars of ashes begins to accumulate, he then decides to incorporate their ashes into his art to tell their stories.

This documentary film – “Train Ave“, is a River Fire Films production, directed by Jeff Theman, which tells the story about an artist and his heartfelt act of compassion towards the dogs of Train Avenue, while also examining social issues in underserved parts of town “on the wrong side of the tracks”.