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The Wild Dogs - Seats 3a & 3c
  2001    97 min    Drama
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Thom Fitzgerald

Key Cast
David Hayman Victor
Alberta Watson Natalie
Rachel BlanchardMoll
Mihai CalotaBogdan
Thom FitzgeraldGeordie

Plot Summary
Set during the cull of the stray dogs in the city of Bucharest, The Wild Dogs weaves together a week in the lives of several citizens of and visitors to the hauntingly beautiful city. Geordie, a visiting Canadian pornographer, Bogdan, a reluctant city dog-catcher, and Nathalie, a lonely Diplomat's wife - each risks losing everything as they become embroiled in the struggles of Bucharest's abandoned children, gypsies, dogs and beggars. The film was shot on digital video and transferred to 35mm for theatrical release.
PRODUCER: Ann Bernier
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Christopher Zimmer & William Ritchie
DISTRIBUTORS: Mongrel Media (Canada), imX Sales (ROW)

Awards and Festivals
  • Received "Best Canadian Feature", Atlantic Film Festival, 2002.
  • Received "Best Direction Award", Atlantic Film Festival Thom Fitzgerald, 2002.
  • Received "Excellence in Sound Design", Atlantic Film Festival, 2002.
  • Received "Excellence in Editing", Atlantic Film Festival, 2002.
  • Runner Up Golden Space Needle Award "Best Film" Seattle International Film Festival 2003.
  • Nominee Taos Land Grant Award Taos Talking Picture Film Festival 2003.