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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 2017 - 14.22 JULY

Sections & Films

MOON DOGS

Category: Edition 2017

Synopsis
Michael (19) lives with his step brother and music genius Thor (19) in Shetland, a small island far north of Scotland. Thrust together by their parents’ marriage they barely talk but when Thor ruins Michael’s chances of going to university with his girlfriend Suzy they embark on a chaotic road trip that will push their tenuous relationship to the brink. En route they encounter Caitlín (20) a wild, free spirit who dreams of being a singer. The boys fall in love with her as they adventure towards Glasgow.

Original Title Moon Dogs
Category Official Competition
Section Generator +18
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 90'
Production Year 2016
Nationality Ireland, United Kingdom
Directed by Philip John
Screenplay Derek Boyle, Raymond Friel
Director of photography Alasdair Walker
Editor Tony Kearns
Production Design Jason Carlin
Music Anton Newcombe
Main cast Jack Perry-Jones (Michael)
Christie O'Donnell (Thor)
Tara Lee (Caitlin)
Chris Donald (Jim)
Tam Dean Burn (Davey)
Tanya Franks (Pam)
Geoffrey Newland (Jerry)
Shauna Macdonald (Ruby)
Produced by Kathy Speirs
Trailer BLNqbQplyvs

--- regista --- philip johnPhilip John
Multi BAFTA nominated, multi-award-winning director screenwriter born in Newport, South Wales. Played bass with punk band Reptile Ranch. Graduating from Newport Film School with two award winning student films, Philip went on to make two award winning 35mm shorts SISTER LULU and SUCKERFISH. With a successful career in high profile network television, Philip is now known for three seasons of DOWNTON ABBEY, four episodes of season two of OUTLANDER, including the feature length finale, and Irvine Welsh and Dean Cavanagh’s scabrous comedy, WEDDING BELLES, described by Newsnight Review as the “tv event of the year”. Philip also directed, co-financed and co-produced SVENGALI, the Music Biz satire and internet phenomenon.MOON DOGS his Philip’s first feature film.

production
Ripple World Pictures
(Ireland)
www.rippleworld.com

production
festival contact
Up Helly AA
(UK)
www.upha.co.uk

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