Dog Day

A young and enthusiastic dog-sitter Srna comes to work one day, where she discovers that the dog is dead, and the dog's owner has a list of weird requests for her. Trying to quiet her own guilt over a dog's death, even though she's not necessarily guilty at all, Srna agrees on everything.

  • Jelica Jerinić
    Director
    Girls Who Cut Their Hair Short
  • Jelica Jerinić
    Writer
    Girls Who Cut Their Hair Short
  • Jelica Jerinić
    Producer
    Girls Who Cut Their Hair Short
  • Maria Tyminski
    Key Cast
    "Srna"
  • Maija Paunio
    Key Cast
    "Maria"
  • Eeva Putro
    Key Cast
    "Ida"
    Tuntematon sotilas, Innuendo, Poissa
  • Antti Autio
    Key Cast
    "Jussi"
  • Mariana Nunes Gomes
    Editor
    Sõlm
  • Fiona Musanga
    Director of Photography
  • Srdjan Popov
    Sound Designer
  • Toni Teivaala
    Sound Mixer
  • Aleksa Vitorović
    Colorist
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    750 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Finland
  • Country of Filming:
    Finland
  • Language:
    Finnish, Serbian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Academy of Moving People and Images
  • Bašta Fest
    Bajina Bašta
    Serbia
    July 3, 2021
  • Valjevski Filmski Susreti
    Valjevo
    Serbia
    December 11, 2021
Director Biography - Jelica Jerinić

Jelica Jerinić (b.1991, Yugoslavia), currently based in Helsinki, graduated with an MA in Film and Theatre Writing from Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. She has also recently completed her studies at Academy of Moving People and Images, a newly-formed film school, based in Helsinki.

Her first film, a short documentary "Girls Who Cut Their Hair Short", was screened at several international film festivals (Martovski festival, BEAST - International Film Festival, Vox Feminae, International Images film festival for Women and others). More recently, she has written and directed her first short fiction film "Dog Day".

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Director Statement

Dog Day is a story about people’s need to be liked, and how far we are willing to go to get others to like us. Being liked is especially important to Srna - as an immigrant, she has an inherent need to fit in, to belong. In many ways, Dog Day is a reaction to my own experiences since I moved to Finland, and the story speaks of struggle I personally understand very well.