'Dog Eat Dog' is a sophisticated psychological thriller that explores what happens in a world where moral boundaries are blurred and the concept of right and wrong is challenged. The film is targeted towards a mature ‘smarthouse’ audience.
Sam Pearson and his young family have recently moved from the city to a small community in the idyllic southwest of Australia. Sam has taken a step back from his career as an architect to become a stay-at-home Dad, but his ideals of country living are soon shattered by a series of wild dog attacks. When local authorities prove to be ineffective, Sam takes the law into his own hands. In doing so he finds himself forced to question everything he has previously taken for granted.
'Dog Eat Dog' was written by regular Swing Wing collaborator Simon Portus. The project was developed through Screen NSW's prestigious Aurora program, with Andrew Bovell ('Lantana') attached as script editor.