In The Woods With A Dead Dog

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 continue denying reality and avoid taking responsibility, while attempting to save dignity in front of his daughter when everything else is lost.


  • Oregon Short Film Festival 2021
    Nominated for Best International Director
  • Austin Comedy Film Festival 2021 
    Official Selection
  • WorldFest Houston International Film Festival 2021 
    Bronze Remi Award for Best Comedy Adaptation
  • New York Shorts International Film Festival 2021
    Official Selection
  • Orlando Film Festival 2021 
    Official Selection 
  • London-Worldwide Comedy Short Film Festival 2021
    Honorary Mention
  • London Independent Film Awards 2021
    Winner of Best Comedy/Dramedy Short
  • Falcon International Film Festival 2021
    Award Winner: Critics Award, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score
  • Los Angeles Comedy Film & Screenplay Festival 2022 
    Official Selection
  • Los Angeles Film Awards 2022
    Winner of Best Dark Comedy
  • Independent Shorts Awards 2022
    Gold Award for Best Director (Female), Best Dark Comedy Short, Best Editing, Silver Award for Best Actor, Honourable Mention for Best Original Score