good dog explores the everyday injustices, people and places that make us who we are. Set during the early noughties, good dog chronicles growing up in a multicultural community and the everyday injustices that drive people to take back control… because even the most patient among us can’t wait forever.
Adapted from a full length play, this film follows a grown-up Boy revisiting and observing events in his life, narrating the past from the present. Boy – performed by Anton Cross – speaks to camera as our guide and narrator, looking on his younger self and the community he lives in.
good dog is adapted from the play written by Arinzé Kene which toured nationally in 2017 and 2019. Since its premiere, it has reached 26 towns and cities across the UK. The film was directed by Andrew Gillman and Natalie Ibu. It was commissioned by The Space and supported by BBC and Arts Council England.