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 casted with non-professional actors.
Winning 9 awards, with praise from Academy award-winning director Danny Boyle and the Guardian film critic Peter Bradshaw, Throw Me to the Dogs has been screened at some of the most prestigious BAFTA and Oscar® qualifying festivals in the world. The film achieved worldwide distribution via MUBI, streaming in over 240 countries.
"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 Pick
"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 screenings and 9 awards including:
• MUBI Worldwide 'Film of the Day' - July 2016
• Vimeo Staff Pick 'Best of the Month' - March 2016
• Short of the Week ‘Film of the Day’ - March 2016
• Shooting People 'Film of the Month' - February 2016
• BFI Future Film Festival 2016 - Nominated 'Best Director'
• Kinofilm Festival 2016 - Winner 'Best Made Up North Short'
• London Short Film Festival 2016 (BAFTA qualifying) - Official Selection
• 60th Cork Film Festival 2015 (BAFTA & Oscar® qualifying) - Ofﬁcial Selection
• Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2015 (BAFTA qualifying) - Ofﬁcial Selection
• CortoLovere Film Festival 2015 - Winner ‘Best Picture’
• Shufﬂe Festival 2015 - Winner ‘Young Filmmaker’ judged by Danny Boyle
• 45th Giffoni Film Festival 2015 - Ofﬁcial Selection