A troubled teenage boy, growing up in a dreamless wilderness, is stripped of his dignity as his father abandons him for the outside world which he is trying to retreat from.
Throw Me to the Dogs was made in the northern town of Blackburn in England with a completely local cast and a shoestring budget. The film was entirely improvised, childhood inspired and street cast with non-professional actors.
Winning 10 awards, with praise from Academy Award winning director Danny Boyle, the film has screened at some of the most prestigious BAFTA and Oscar® qualifying festivals around the world. The film achieved worldwide distribution via MUBI, streaming in over 240 countries, as well as being awarded a 'Best of the Month' Staff Pick on Vimeo.
"Filled with a cast of vivid, nuanced characters, the gritty film offers a level of reality and freshness that we don’t see very often."
Vimeo Staff Picks
"Gritty, sensitive and stunning. Truly a special short you cannot miss."
No Gloss Film Festival
"The darkness below the surface of everyday teenage life."
Saatchi Gallery Magazine
30 festival screenings and 10 awards including:
• MUBI Worldwide Film of the Day
• Short of the Week Official Selection
• Vimeo Staff Pick Best of the Month
• Shooting People Film of the Month
• BFI Future Film Fest Nominated 'Best Director'
• Kinofilm Festival Winner 'Best Made Up North'
• London Short Film Festival (BAFTA qualifying)
• Cork Film Festival (BAFTA & Oscar® qualifying)
• Aesthetica Short Film Fest (BAFTA qualifying)
• CortoLovere Film Festival Winner ‘Best Picture’
• shnit International Film Fest Official Selection
• Shuffle Festival Winner 'Young Filmmaker'