In The Woods With A Dead Dog, Directed by Vera Graziadei (United Kingdom) - Sydney, ex-principal breadwinner for an ex-thriving family finds himself in the pre-dawn woods with an ex-dog in his hands. As he wanders around in the dark, literally and metaphorically, his memory unfurls a series of first world misfortunes that have befallen him of late, alongside more serious concerns about the health of his daughter and the state of his marital relationship, which seems to be no more alive than the lifeless pet in his hands. However, what seems to be like a good moment for reckoning turns out to be Syd's life-hack plot to avoid taking responsibility and losing dignity in front of his daughter when everything else is lost.

Oregon Short Film Festival - Winter 2021 Official Selection

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