Dogged at Making Tracks, London Short Film Festival, 14 January 2012

Dogged (2011)
Dogged (2011)

Modern silent films. They’re the hottest thing since 3D, but far more popular in this neck of the woods. One film we’ve had our eye on for a while is the fantasy short Dogged (2011), written and directed by Jo Shaw and starring Lucy Goldie in all nine roles. The sinister premise of the film is summarised thus on IMDB: “In a world where bogeymen roam freely, devouring people randomly and the only creatures they fear are dogs, old dog does her best to defend the family home.” I think this dog is a very different breed to Uggie.

Dogged was described as “intriguing and insightful” by the judges at the Aesthetica film festival in York,  who awarded it the prize for Best Experimental Film (read more here), but now, happily, you have the chance to see it in London and make your own mind up. Dogged is playing as part of the Making Tracks night programmed by Whirlygig Cinema at the London Short Film Festival. This event is especially notable because all the soundtracks for the short films being screened will be played live, by The Cabinet of Living Cinema. It’s a treatment that should particularly suit Shaw’s spooky silent film.

Want to know more about Dogged? There’s a trailer, which you can see on the IMDB page here and a regularly updated Facebook page.

Making Tracks is at Rich Mix, Bethnal Green on 14 January at 7.30pm. Tickets are £8 on the door or book them in advance for £6 at the Rich Mix website.

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3 thoughts on “Dogged at Making Tracks, London Short Film Festival, 14 January 2012”

  1. Making Tracks will also be featuring at the international Student Film Festival London both as on our Fun Film Friday part and our Closing night Award Ceremony.
    FRIDAY 3RD FEBUARY LCC BAR 7.30-12.30 Making Tracking, Gorilla Magazine and Dorian Needs
    SUNDAY 5TH FEBUARY APOLLO CINEMA 7-12.30 AWARD CEREMONY WITH AFTER PARTY AT INAMO
    The festival will bring together musicians, filmmakers and mavericks to spread the joy amongst a range of film inspired fun events from midnight games to live scores there will be something for everyone.
    https://www.facebook.com/events/155391914574854/
    Read more about the festival on http://www.sfflondon.org
    SFFTeam

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