Superpower: Water Rescue

Location: Milan, Italy

Breed: Newfoundland

Age: 4 years old

Human partner: Ferruccio

Reef is a four-year old Newfoundland, who adores the lakes and sea around her home near Milan, Italy. Her partner is Commandante Ferruccio Pilenga, founder of the Scuola Italiana di Cani Salvataggio (Italian School of Water Rescue Dogs), and a huge advocate for the Newfoundland as a working water dog.

Reef is the granddaughter of Mas, one of the most famous Newfoundlands in recent history, who saved Ferruccio’s daughter from drowning. Today, Reef is an instructor dog, helping other dogs develop their innate rescue instinct to save human lives. She can deploy from a boat or helicopter, swim for miles without tiring and tow up to 40 times her own weight in the water!


  • Ingenuity
  • Drive
  • Empathy
  • Courage
  • Stamina
  • Memory
  • Vision


Experience it in IMAX® March 2019