This film is part of Free

The Black Dog's Progress

A series of flipbooks tell the sad story of the Black Dog.

Animation & Artists Moving Image 2008 3 mins


The sad story of the Black Dog is told with a series of flipbooks. The scene grows denser as looped scenes accumulate and the narrative develops. The Black Dog, unwanted by his owner, is thrown out into an unwelcoming neighbourhood. On his journey he's corrupted by acts of violence and grows determined to live happily ever after back home. Unfortunately Mother has different plans and his story ends in tragedy.

Commissioned by Animate Projects, funded by Arts Council England and Channel 4.