Archive of films Skunky Dog / Skunky Dog

2014, 25 min

Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow
Year: 2015

Nineteen-year-old Flick lives in harmony with a routine of days without work, whose rhythm is determined by the opening time of the local bar. From his father he inherited an inclination for the bottle, and change hardly seems on the horizon, given that it’s not what he’s looking for. Skunky Dog is a bleak tale with touches of low-key humor.


Nineteen-year-old Flick’s daily routine is one without work, its rhythm determined by the opening time of the local bar. Flick is a good-for-nothing who will never be anything else because his father was the same at his age and nobody expects anything else from him. The alcohol that is the daily bread in their derelict household has destroyed all traces of family affection. An encounter with an older woman offers an opportunity for change, but if you’re used to living without self-esteem or a vision of the future, it isn’t easy to escape your own shadow. Skunky Dog is a raw story with traces of subtle humour.

Anna Kořínek

About the director

James Fitzgerald

James Fitzgerald (b. 1991) studied film and television production at the National Film School, part of the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Dublin, and also earned a degree in cinematography from the Ballyfermot College of Further Education. He is the co-founder, along with director/producer Gerard Walsh, of the independent production company O.I.C. Media, where he creates short films and corporate and promotional videos. In his spare time he organizes Shorts, a short film series held at Dublin’s iconic Lighthouse Cinema.


Stand Matra Productions
Clonmel Lane, Clonbullogue, , Tullamore
Tel: +353 469 730 020
E-mail: [email protected]

About the film

Color, DCP
International premiere

Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow
Director: James Fitzgerald
Screenplay: James Fitzgerald
Dir. of Photography: Aidan Gault
Music: Pat O'Connor
Editor: Oisin Bickley
Art Director: Oisin Bickley
Producer: Paddy Slattery
Production: STAND Mantra Productions
Coproduction: O. I.C. Media, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Cast: Ryan McParland, Lacy Moore, Peter Ballance
Contact: Stand Matra Productions


James Fitzgerald

Film Director

Jean Rice



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