Dog Skin

Short film.13 minutes. 2019.
 

A man is haunted by visions of a dog that transforms into a mysterious woman every night. As he loses his grip with reality, his obsession takes a dark turn. Based on a fable from the Indian Folklore.


The foreboding atmosphere lends a mythic quality to the film. Without a word spoken, nuanced meaning and emotion are articulated by the performances. It’s beguiling but also pleasingly ominous. A dark dream of a film. ★★★★★
— Screen Mayhem
A beautifully shot treatment of urban passions and desires.
— London Horror Comic
 
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CAST

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Max Cavenham

Max (Maxwell) grew up in Worcestershire, England. Trained at Identity Drama School in London, he also has a degree in political science from De Montfort University, England.

He began training in 2012 and during the first few years also performed action and walk on roles on several of the major Hollywood and major network productions filmed in the UK for Disney, Warner Bros, HBO, BBC, SKY, amongst others. Max now focuses on creating memorable characters that capture the attention and imagination of the audience whether on stage or screen - "Cavenham is pretty much every director's dream as his unblinking stare invites the camera's lens deeper into it." (Dread Central)


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Laura Obiols

Born in Lleida (Spain), Laura started her dance career at an early age. Since her arrival in London in 2003, she worked in both health research & arts. After studying at the University of Navarra, she finished her PhD in Pharmacy in 2007. She trained at RADA (BA Hons) and at the London Contemporary Dance School, and finished an MA in Film Making at the University of the Arts London. After completing Art Direction at the University of the Arts London and Physical Theatre at  Jasmin Vardimon / Royal Holloway University, she worked as a performer & director for many years (Dante or Die, National Theatre, Barbican, Battersea Arts Centre, V&A Museum, Royal Haymarket) until she chose to start creating her own work. Her research is driven by the intention of capturing, in some way, the conditions of human life. She attempts to create work that is open-pored and that reveals something of what is under the skin.

Crew

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Tiago Teixeira, Director

Tiago Teixeira films have been in festivals like the London Short Film Festival (BAFTA qualifying), Go Short (BAFTA-Oscar-EFA qualifying), Aesthetica Film Festival, FilmQuest and Frightfest.

His latest short film, "Wrong Number", has won best horror film and best actress at the 6 on Nebraska film festival. He is also a screenwriter on the two seasons of HBO's "El Hipnotizador". Worked with on script development with Rodrigo Teixeira (RT Features) and with Directors Domingos Oliveira and Marcos Bernstein.

Tiago is currently developing his short film "A Quiet Room in Walthamstow" into a feature film.

Henrique Fazzio, Producer

Henrique Fazzio is a film producer and partner at Void to Vortex. During his career in the music industry, he produced a number of music videos and a documentary. He also managed artists, ran Polvo Records and organized many tours throughout the world. Henrique was the producer of “A Quiet Room in Walthamstow” and “Wrong Number”, both directed by Tiago Teixeira.

Korsshan Schaluer, Cinematographer

Korsshan has been working in the film industry for five years, the first four as an Assistant Director in the Mexican Industry and the last one in the Camera Department in the UK industry. He currently works as a Camera Trainee and Camera Assistant in many TV Dramas, Features, Shorts, and Commercials.

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