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Where the Dog is Buried

The demise of a neighbor’s dog becomes a dual comedic and poignant metaphor for a fractured marriage.
5/5

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Santiago Bukovsky’s comedic drama navigates the complexities of a strained marriage, with Jordan Fry and Elizabeth McLaughlin delivering stellar performances as Kaleb and Megan. The narrative takes an unexpected turn when Kaleb accidentally runs over their neighbor’s dog, portrayed with antagonistic charm by Brent Glover, serving as a poignant metaphor for the couple’s fractured future.

The film’s comedic undertones are interwoven with a profound sadness, as Megan questions their marriage and expresses her reluctance to have children, a desire starkly contrasting Kaleb’s. Mandy Logsdon’s quirky portrayal of the eccentric neighbor Heather adds a delightful touch of comical charm to the storyline, providing a well-rounded viewing experience.

Cinematographer Sean Mouton’s work is visually pleasing, capturing the nuances of suburban life with a keen eye for framing. The film’s concise yet impactful exploration of relationship dynamics and the unexpected twists life throws at us makes it a compelling watch. With humor grounded in reality and outstanding performances, Bukovsky crafts a solid short film that resonates with authenticity, navigating the delicate balance between laughter and the poignant realities of love and loss in suburbia.

Brief Synopsis

After Kaleb backs over a dog in the driveway, his wife Megan discovers it belongs to Eddie, their biker gang neighbor across the street. Anxious about their upcoming housewarming, Megan convinces Kaleb to hide the body in the backyard.

Through the ordeal, they delve into the issues of their relationship including their willingness (or lack thereof) to raise children. All the while, Eddie draws closer having discovered his dog has gone missing.

Where the Dog is Buried Short Film

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Director(s): Santiago Bukovsky
Writer(s): Santiago Bukovsky
Cast: Brent Glover, Christian Glover, Connie Cowper, Elizabeth McLaughlin, Jordan Fry, Mandy Logsdon
Producer(s): Brandon Brefka, Marissa Clement, Santiago Bukovsky
Director of Photography: Sean Mouton
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Runtime: 15 min

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Where the Dog is Buried

The demise of a neighbor’s dog becomes a dual comedic and poignant metaphor for a fractured marriage.
5/5

Review

Santiago Bukovsky’s comedic drama navigates the complexities of a strained marriage, with Jordan Fry and Elizabeth McLaughlin delivering stellar performances as Kaleb and Megan. The narrative takes an unexpected turn when Kaleb accidentally runs over their neighbor’s dog, portrayed with antagonistic charm by Brent Glover, serving as a poignant metaphor for the couple’s fractured future.

The film’s comedic undertones are interwoven with a profound sadness, as Megan questions their marriage and expresses her reluctance to have children, a desire starkly contrasting Kaleb’s. Mandy Logsdon’s quirky portrayal of the eccentric neighbor Heather adds a delightful touch of comical charm to the storyline, providing a well-rounded viewing experience.

Cinematographer Sean Mouton’s work is visually pleasing, capturing the nuances of suburban life with a keen eye for framing. The film’s concise yet impactful exploration of relationship dynamics and the unexpected twists life throws at us makes it a compelling watch. With humor grounded in reality and outstanding performances, Bukovsky crafts a solid short film that resonates with authenticity, navigating the delicate balance between laughter and the poignant realities of love and loss in suburbia.

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No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Brief Synopsis

After Kaleb backs over a dog in the driveway, his wife Megan discovers it belongs to Eddie, their biker gang neighbor across the street. Anxious about their upcoming housewarming, Megan convinces Kaleb to hide the body in the backyard.

Through the ordeal, they delve into the issues of their relationship including their willingness (or lack thereof) to raise children. All the while, Eddie draws closer having discovered his dog has gone missing.

Where the Dog is Buried Short Film

Credits

Director(s): Santiago Bukovsky
Writer(s): Santiago Bukovsky
Cast: Brent Glover, Christian Glover, Connie Cowper, Elizabeth McLaughlin, Jordan Fry, Mandy Logsdon
Producer(s): Brandon Brefka, Marissa Clement, Santiago Bukovsky
Director of Photography: Sean Mouton
Animation:

Specifications

Genre: ,
Country:
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Year:
Runtime: 15 min
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