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|Directed by||Paddy Considine|
|Produced by||Diarmid Scrimshaw
|Written by||Paddy Considine|
|Music by||Chris Baldwin|
|Edited by||Colin Monie|
|Release date(s)||23 August 2007 (UK)|
|Running time||16 mins|
Dog Altogether is the first short film to be entirely written and directed by Paddy Considine. The term 'Dog Altogether' comes from an Irish expression that Paddy's father used to use when situations got really bad. It was filmed on Jan 22, 2007 in Glasgow.
The lead role of Joseph is taken by Scottish actor/director Peter Mullan who was hand picked by Paddy to play a role loosely based on Paddy's late father (also called Joseph). Mullan is a winner of several BIFA and BAFTA best actor awards. British comedy actress Olivia Colman fills the supporting role as Anita. Colman, already having shot British comedy film 'Hot Fuzz' with Paddy was approached to play the part due to her suitability for the role.
The story of this short was later expanded into the first Considine's feature film Tyrannosaur with the same actors as the main characters.
Dog Altogether is the story of Joseph (Peter Mullan), a man who is plagued by a violence and rage that is driving him to self-destruction. As he falls further into turmoil Joseph scours the landscape in search of a single grain of redemption that might restore hope to his fractured life.
- Peter Mullan as Joseph
- Olivia Colman as Anita
- Karl Johnson as Jack
- Paul Popplewell as Pub Youth 1
- William Ruane as Pub Youth 2
- Aston Kelly as Pub Youth 3
- Mahesh Soneji as Man in Post Office
- Gaurav Soodan as Youth in Post Office
- Osman Mohammed as Youth 1
- Patricia MacHugh as Barmaid
- Dominic Curran as Kid in Street
- 2007 BAFTA award; Best Short Film
- 2007 British Independent Film Awards; Best short film
- 2007 Venice Film Festival: Silver Lion for Best Short Film
- 2007 Seattle International Film Festival Short Film Jury Award (Narrative Special Jury Prize)
- 2007 Edinburgh International Film Festival; 2nd place for Best British Short.