Short of the Week

Stray Dawg

Jonny Corndawg, prolific underground country singer, marathon runner. Another portrait of an eccentric character by the acclaimed Sean Dunne.

Quick update, the latest Sean Dunne short documentary dropped a couple days ago on Vimeo. You might not know, but this is big news.

Why? Sean, along with Eliot Rausch is on the shortlist for best short doc filmmaker on the internet. An SotW alum, El Vez featured his short film The Bowler a while back. Like that film, Stray Dawg is a portrait of an eccentric character, this time one of Jonny Corndawg, a prolific underground country singer who becomes obsessed with running, and is determined to compete in the Surf City Marathon.

Jonny is not quite the same caliber of subject as Rocky was from The Bowler, but the craft in the film is evident, a lot of amazing looking shots, sublimely perfect edits, and well-paced dialogue. Take a look.

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Co-Founder of Short of the Week, Sondhi lives in Brooklyn working as a Curator for Vimeo. Follow his musings on online video, direct distribution and branded content: @jasondhi.
  • Felonious Punk

    Awwww! I love Sean Dunne’s portraits! You’re right, this guy isn’t particularly as electric as “The Bowler”, but he’s still loveable. The movie has some pretty funny moments, and the soundtrack is pretty cute too. Hey, by the way, what does your sentence mean, “Sean, along with Eliot Rausch, is on the shortlist for best short doc filmmaker on the internet”? Does the internet have an award they give out? And did Dunne make a movie with Rausch? I’m confused….(or drunk)

  • Jason Sondhi

    Ha. No there is no internet award I know of, its purely a subjective designation I’ve assigned them. Though, Last Minutes with Oden did receive video of the year at the 2010 Vimeo Awards.

    http://www.shortoftheweek.com/2010/10/09/vimeo-awards-2010/