Dog of My Dreams


This contemporary Bestiary takes a subversive and tongue in cheek look at the relationships between girls and dogs.

A documentary, a love poem to the dog. As told by a delicious medley of images, texts and voices from Piero di Cosimo to Joan Baez to Enid Blyton to Virginia Woolf to the girl next door.

In a series of luscious and surreal tableaux vivants based on paintings from the 16th to the 20th Century, these girls have distant encounters with their dogs whilst grown women tell their stories of childhood pets, family malaise and repressed sexual tensions.

A film about the anthropomorphic gaze, family disfunction and childhood sexuality.


Cast & Crew

Charlotte Andrew
Scarlet Billham
Georgia Climpson
Danielle Kerley
Taryn McCarthy
Jodie McLaren
Jodie Mooney


Photography: Michael Miles
Costume: Clara Apollo
Make-up: Madeleine van Groeningen
Production Manager: Helen Kelsey
Sound: Jon Wilkinson, Maciek Hrybowicz
Rostrum Camera: Ken Morse
Online Editor: Brian King
Graphic Design: Jeremy Williams

Selected Screenings

  • 'Urban Visionaries' British Film Institute National Touring programme
  • Tier-Perspektiven (Animal Perspectives), George-Kolbe Museum, Berlin, June 2009
  • The Animal Gaze, Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, Berlin, March 2009
  • Directora, International Womens' Film Festival, Neurenberg, Germany, 2003
  • COURTisane, short film festival, Ghent, Belgium, 2003
  • EMAF, European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, Germany, 2002
  • International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany, 2002
  • Odense International Film Festival, Denmark, 2002
  • Feminale Film Festival, Cologne, Germany‚Ä®, 2002
  • Viper, International Festival for Film, Video and New Media, Switzerland, 2002
  • Brief Encounters International Short Film Festival, Bristol, UK, 2001
  • London Film Festival, UK, 2001


Project Background

One of the largest publicly funded award programmes for artists in the UK, the London Artists' Film and Video Awards (LAFVA) scheme offered awards of up to £20,000 for production of artists' moving image work.

From 2000 to 2008 the scheme supported London-based artists working in the context of contemporary moving image practice - producing work intended for exhibition in galleries, festivals, specialist venues and as site specific installations.

Key Information


Dog of My Dreams


Roz Mortimer



Year Completed




Shooting format


Screening format

Single screen - 35mm/Digi Beta/Beta SP


Wonderdog Productions

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