The Dog and The Elephant

Short Film

Live Action - Direction - VFX

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.

“Powerful in challenging the expectations of visual filmmaking”
Leeds International Film Festival 2017
Short Film Jury
“A riveting performance”
David Reviews

Behind the scenes



A film by

Found Studio

Directed by

Mike Sharpe


Jack Johns

Written by

Matt Grinter


Joe Binks

Director of Photography

Nick Bennett

Tattoo Artist

Martha Ellen Smith

Tattoo Transfers

Tinsley Studio

SFX Make Up

Robbie Drake

Editor (CUT & RUN)

Chris McKay

Character Animation

Ryan Locke

Colourist (MPC)

George K


Aleah-Basu Morrision and Matthew Wilcock

Sound Design

Zelig Sound