|Industry||Motion pictures, television|
|Founded||London, United Kingdom (2004)|
|Andy Whittaker (co-founder)
Anna Godas (co-founder)
Oli Harbottle (release manager)
Raindance Film Festival
Number of employees
Dogwoof was founded in 2004 by Andy Whittaker and Anna Godas, and originally concentrated on foreign films, including such titles as Don’t Move, Fateless, El Lobo, and Esma’s Secret. They recently began to distribute documentaries such as Black Gold, Crude Awakening, and The Devil Came On Horseback.
In July 2005, the company experimented by distributing James Erskine's EMR simultaneously in cinemas, on the internet through Tiscali (ISP), and on DVD through its Home Entertainment division. The move was notable since most films are released through different distribution channels on a staggered schedule, giving each channel an exclusive release window. Exhibitors were especially wary, as many feared that they would eventually lose their exclusive release windows for more mainstream films.
In 2005 Dogwoof launched the UK Digital Screen Network DSN at the Curzon Soho cinema. Political thriller King's Game was shown from a digital print as opposed to 35mm at the Curzon Soho cinema in London at a commercial matinee performance. The cinema installed the digital projector as part of the Phase 1 roll-out of the UK Film Council Digital Screen Network.
In 2010 Dogwoof announced a deal with technology company Cisco to build social media websites using the Cisco Eos platform for each film release. Dogwoof was the first European customer for Cisco Eos. The first website launched was Good with Film.
Dogwoof also distributes documentaries on social issues (e.g. Dirty Oil, Food, Inc. and Burma VJ).
Dogwoof has distributed many films including:
- EMR (2003)
- Seducing Doctor Lewis (2003)
- Don't Move (2004)
- King's Game (2004)
- Fateless (2005)
- El Lobo (2005)
- Four Eyed Monsters (2005)
- Man Push Cart (2005)
- Viva Zapatero! (2005)
- Disarm (2005)
- Mouth to Mouth (2005)
- Play (2005)
- Sorstalanság (2005)
- Brasileirinho - Grandes Encontros do Choro (2005)
- Viva Zapatero! (2005)
- Grbavica (2006)
- Girlfriend in a Kimono (2006)
- Bunny Chow (2006)
- Knallhart (2006)
- Black Gold (2007)
- Nadzieja (2007)
- Orthodox Stance (2007)
- Hell on Wheels (2007)
- Off the Grid: Life on the Mesa (2007)
- The Devil Came on Horseback (2007)
- Up the Yangtze (2007)
- Les Petites Vacances (2007)
- Four Eyed Monsters (2008)
- The End of America (2008)
- Boogie (2008)
- Fierce Light (2008)
- Nollywood Babylon (2008)
- No Impact Man: The Documentary (2009)
- The Yes Men Fix the World (2009)
- We Live in Public (2009)
- The Age of Stupid (2009)
- The End of the Line (2009)
- Food, Inc. (2009
- Bananas!* (2009)
- Mugabe and the White African (2009)
- Waterlife (2009)
- Burma VJ (2010)
- Edge (film) (2010)
- Dirty Oil (2009)
- Vanishing of the Bees (2009)
- Videocracy (2010)
- Restrepo (2010)
- Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010)
- Just Do It. (2011)
- Dreams of a Life (2011)
- The Interrupters (2011)
- The Act of Killing (2013)
- The Case Against 8 (2014)
- Life Itself (2014)
- The Look of Silence (2014)
- The Fear of 13 (2015)
The Daily Telegraph writes that "London-based film-distribution company Dogwoof has carved out an impressive reputation for itself as a purveyor of timely and incisive social-issues documentaries".
- Chase, Nikki (December 2008). "Talking to Oli Harbottle of Dogwoof Pictures". Independent-Magazine. Retrieved 18 April 2010.
- "Dogwoof launching 'EMR' in three mediums". Hollywood Reporter. 28 June 2005. Retrieved 18 April 2010.
- "The Age Of Stupid". British Films Catalogue. Retrieved 18 April 2010.
- Kemp, Stuart (16 March 2010). "U.K.'s Dogwoof teams with CISCO for growth". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 18 April 2010.[dead link]
- "Dogwoof внедряет социально-развлекательную платформу Cisco Eos в поддержку своего растущего онлайнового сообщества" (in Russian). CNews. March 26, 2010. Retrieved 18 April 2010.
- Sandhu, Sukhdev (15 April 2010). "Bananas!*, review". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
- Afan, Emily Claire (19 November 2010). "Dogwoof acquires NFB docs". Playback. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
- http://dogwoof.com/films/les-petites-vacances*Crude awakening (2008)
- "Just Do It - UK release date & Synopsis". Retrieved 5 Nov 2011.