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Adele is a young girl who struggles with confidence in her body. When she's challenged by a group of kids during an afternoon at the swimming pool, Adele is forced to confront her insecurities and decide whether she will fit in or not. The story explores themes of body image, self-esteem, and the pressures of social conformity. Will Adele be able to overcome her fears and embrace her true self, or will she succumb to the expectations of her peers?

  • Carlotta Beck Peccoz
    A Portrait
  • Carlotta Beck Peccoz
    A Portrait
  • Shaun Rhodes
    Same Same, Peach Paradise, Bystander, Close Shave, My Brother Is a Mermaid, Stationary
  • Addison Aston
    Key Cast
  • Kaylan Teague
    Key Cast
    Shadow and Bones
  • Shaylah-Louise Bailey
    Key Cast
  • James G. Williams
    Key Cast
    Life After Life
  • Fraizer Atterbury
    Key Cast
  • Kayeon Lasekan
    Key Cast
  • Bethany Gabbitas
    Key Cast
  • Elijah Khan
    Key Cast
  • The Wood Brothers
    A Portrait, I Love My Wife, Cast, Unheard, Zarrar
  • Chi Thai
    Executive Producer
    Raging Grace, Little Miss Sumo, The Purple Plain, Unseen, The Promise, Peach Paradise, The Uncertain Kingdom
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Coming of age, Teen Film
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 10, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Shooting Format:
    Super 16mm
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Director Biography - Carlotta Beck Peccoz

Carlotta is an Italian director based in London.
After a BA at the Academy of Fine Arts in Turin, she moved to London in 2016 for a MA in Directing at MET Film School, where she's now working in the industry and writing on Cinegirl magazine.

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Director Statement

DOG DAYS is a short story of female power and independence.
I’ve written it as a little love letter to myself as a kid and as a poem to the confusion and allure of teenage summers.
I would like to tell that little insecure girl that everything is fine, the dog days will pass and to hell with other people’s judgment.
We all deserve a fresh and carefree dip into the water, without a thought about how we look, who we are supposed to be or what others might think of us.

The film explores a delicate time when our bodies start changing, when we start figuring out our sexuality, when we can feel very adult and very young at the same time.

I wish many teenagers will watch the film and be inspired by Adele’s courage of breaking away from the norm and the peer pressure. I hope they will jump with her towards a kinder and prouder future.