Director: Philip John
Cast: Jack Parry-Jones, Christy O'Donnell, Tara Lee, Dennis Lawson, Tam Dean Burn
Genre: Comedy Drama
Country of Origin: UK 2016 93 mins (15)
BAFTA Scotland Nominated, Bifa Longlisted; Winner of Best International First Feature Galway Film Fleadh 2016; EIFF 2016 Best of the Fest.
Released by Amber Content
An infectious coming-of-age, road movie, comedy drama with great lead performances, a throw away, off-the-wall cinematic ease and to top it all a spot-on sound track.
Summer time in Shetland. Michael's (Jack Parry Jones) flunked his A-Levels, his girlfriend Suzy's (Kate Bracken) off to Glasgow University, step brother Thor's (Christy O'Donnell) into indie music and at odds with his father Maurice (Jamie Sives) who wants him to celebrate their Viking heritage at the Up Helly Aa Fire Festival and mother Anne's (Claire Cage) stuck in the middle. Michael needs to track down Suzy and Thor wanst to find his mother Ruby (Shauna Macdonald) who left home when he was a baby. The lads hit the road to Glasgow via an Orkney wedding where they meet aspiring Irish singer Caitlin (Tara Lee) who'll win and break their hearts.
Philip John's directorial debut 'Moon Dog' edges out many of the multi-million dollar mediocre features that grace multiplex screens. A delightful and quirky indie surprise that hits the sit back and enjoy button.