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29 January 2020

Gone to the dogs.

by Andrew MacGregor

Short Films: “Kelly” - 5 mins 53s

Director Joe Roberts mines every dog owner’s worst nightmare for laughs in this black comedy starring actor and comedian Maddy Anholt. She’s been entrusted with looking after the eponymous Kelly - the unluckiest Labrador in south-west London.

Due to the negligence of Anholt’s hungover write-off, Kelly is - in the parlance of Monty Python - an ex-Labrador. Like a canine twist on ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’, the unnamed protagonist tries to salvage the situation with unexpected results.

The payoff is both pathetic and hilarious, as a cameo by spoken word artist Scroobius Pip makes Kelly’s fate even more absurd. In Roberts’s twisted world, then, not every dog has its day.

Film Production: 2AM Films Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Joe Roberts Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Shion Hayasaka
Production M'ger: Hannah Cooney
Executive Producer: Nick Crabb / Aly Moffat
Cinematographer: Karl Poyzer
Production Designer: Tim Gibson Ⓦ (Vision Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Editor: Sam O'Mahoney / Benjamin Putland
VFX: Joe Lawrence
Colourist: Yoomin Lee ♀ Ⓟ Ⓦ @ MPC Ⓟ Ⓦ
Sound Designer: Tom Pugh Ⓦ @ Grand Central Ⓟ Ⓦ
Composer: Jeremy Warmsley
Written By: Joe Roberts / Maddy Anholt
Location: Fulham, South-West London

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