The Dog Thrower
Was selected as the lead film of the 2014 series of Playhouse Presents ….
Jonah (Tim Key) is a nervous young man and a big dog lover. One day in the park he sees A Charismatic Man (Matthew Perry) throwing his dog in the air to the crowd’s enchantment. So Jonah, wanting to be popular, starts to throw his dog in the air too.
Disastrous consequences ensue.
UK transmission on 1st May at 9pm on Sky Arts 1 HD
Written and directed by Jon Ronson
Starring Matthew Perry, Tim Key and Kimberley Nixon
Scored by Belle and Sebastian
“The sparse script adds much to the effect and there’s a great indie soundtrack from whimsical indie act Belle and Sebastian”
“It made for a challenging, diverting and mildly discomfiting half hour of TV, the kind we could do with much more of.” (Metro)
“It’s a quirky tale of two men who , literally throw their sogs in the air for fun, but are ultimately caught out by society.” (The Daily Mail)
“If you’re looking for something different tonight, this one-off comedy is the one to watch … It’s a bittersweet tale of the fickle finger of fame, herd mentality and the vile nature of internet trollery. Scottish indie darlings Belle and Sebastian provide the groovy, appropriately quirky soundtrack.” (radiotimes.com)