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Dogged

“Dogged” is a 4 minute horror short made in 2015 by Ash Mountain Films and director Richard Rowntree. The film has been entered into several genre specific festivals around the world and was shot in one tortuous 19 hour shooting day, and cost just £300 to produce.

“Dogged” was entered into the BBC competition “The Fear” to unearth the best undiscovered horror directors in Oct/Nov 2015, and finished 5th out of over 500 entries. The short has received rave reviews from the horror community, and the team behind it are currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to shoot a feature length version later this year. The Kickstarter campaign ends on 25 March at 2.50pm (GMT) and, as of the time of writing, is almost 33% funded.

“Dogged” is a dark fairy tale meshed with psychological terror and explores our primeval fear of “what lurks in the woods”.

DOGGED POSTER.03.03.16When protagonist Sam and his girlfriend Lola are caught making out in his fathers car by a bizarre masked man, their escape seems all too easy. As they return to their normal lives, they are plagued by visions of masked people watching them, and their lives begin to unravel in a depraved spiral of paranoia. As Sam digs deeper into these visions, he discovers that all is not what it seems in his seemingly idyllic rural community, and he uncovers a murderous cult who will stop at nothing to preserve the status quo of their environment, and keep their identities a secret…

CREW:

Director Richard Rowntree hails from the small village of Iver Heath, just west of London, UK – home of the world renowned Pinewood Studios. He has worked on over 70 feature films and large scale TV Shows, mainly as a key member of the art department. He has written and directed 6 short films in the past 2 years, including “Absent Friends” (2015), “Reversible Lines” (2014) & “Fixation(s)” (2014) which have screened at festivals around the world.

James Griffiths composed the wonderful score for “Dogged” – he is an award winning musician who spent 13 years in The Band of Her Majesty’s Coldstream Guards, and his career has incorporated performing on world stages to the Royal Family and at venues including the London Olympic Games. He has composed for MTV, Yahoo! and has a publishing deal in Los Angeles. As Lecturer in Film Composition at The Stage venue in in the UK, he also teaches a new generation of composers.

Production Designer Mel Wignall has spent almost 10 years working in the art department, on productions including “The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus”, “Ink Heart”, “Wolfman” and “Dark Shadows”. She studied at Northbrook College in Sussex and specialises in set design.

Christopher Foulser acted as DOP, shooting on the Black Magic Cinema Camera using a range of Tokina and SsamYang lenses. He studied at the University of Winchester and has completed work on several short films with director Richard Rowntree.

VFX Artist Lee Wignall studied at the internationally acclaimed Central St Martins College of Art & Design in London before heading on to jobs with MTV and Fox. In 2005 he was the recipient of a Promax Award, and is vastly experienced and hugely talented.

Hair & Make Up designer Clare Nixon has worked on films including Channel 4 FrightFest short “What The Dog Saw” and “Zombie Playground” as well as being personal artist for celebrities such as Catherine Zeta-Jones & Geri Halliwell. She has worked in the industry for over 20 years, and her work has been featured in magazines such as “Teen Vogue”, “Hello” and “You”.

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CAST:

Sam Saunders hails from Reading, UK and graduated from Drama Studio in London in 2013. Since then he has starred in a number of short films, as well as performing on the London Fringe Theatre Scene and in several regional and national theatre tours.

Aiysha Jebali is a Tunisian/Scottish actress who has starred in leading roles in several award winning films. She trained at Ecosse Performers College and she is represented by VS Casting.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

IMDB:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4823022/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

PROMO VIDEO LINKS:
https://vimeo.com/158161134
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGA-WRUbW3Y

KICKSTARTER LINK:
http://kck.st/1PxsNCg

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/doggedhorrormovie/
Twitter: @DoggedTheMovie
Ash Mountain Films Twitter: @AshMountainFilm
Richard Rowntree Twitter: @r_rowntree

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