Based on an original stage play of the same name, ‘The Dog and The Elephant’ is the compelling story of the unlikely kinship between young boxer Bendigo Barlow and ‘Ina’, an elephant from a travelling menagerie.
Set in the violent world of Victorian boxing and the honour code of the Romany Gypsies, Bendigo’s struggle to live with Tourette’s syndrome is made all the more difficult by fear and ignorance as he is violently shunned by those who simply don’t understand. Bendigo’s fractured life leads him on a brutal journey of destruction, retribution and ultimately revenge.
The film is available to watch online (on request).
"Powerful in challenging the expectations of visual filmmaking"Leeds Short Film Competition Jury
"A riveting performance - ★★★★★"David Reviews
A Found Studio Film
Directed by: Mike Sharpe
Starring: Jack Johns
Written by: Matt Grinter
Post Producer (Found Studio): Ian Walker
Edit Producer (CUT & RUN): Maggie McDermott
Editor (CUT & RUN): Chris McKay
Character Animation (Found Studio): Ryan Locke
Grade Producer (MPC): Thomas Cole
Colourist (MPC): George K
Music: Aleah-Basu Morrision and Matthew Wilcock
Sound Design: Zelig Sound
Graphic Designer: Naél Monfrey