Douggy

A Film by Matvey Fiks

Synopsis

An aging tow truck driver, Douggy is lonely and neglected, like the stray dog that haunts him at night. Deep wrinkles hide his emotions, his movements are mechanical, his speech consists of abrupt exclamations and an impersonal female voice on the answer machine is his only companion. Douggy is sick with diabetes and hasn’t been able to get his woman to pick up the phone for the past 24 hours. Does he have anything to do with his teenage son’s suicide attempt?

Director

  • Picture of Matvey Fiks © Matvey Fiks

    Matvey Fiks

    Matvey Fiks (1994) was born in Russia and grew up between Moscow and New York. In 2016, he graduated from NYC’s School of Visual Arts with a degree in Film. Matvey now directs music videos, commercials and fictional/nonfictional short films. Matvey was a recipient of Kodak’s 2015 Scholarship Award, with which support he shot his thesis film work School of Visual Arts - Douggy.

Awards + Festivals

  • 39th MOSCOW INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Russian Cinema: Perspectives, Moscow, Russia)June 28, 2017
  • *NOMINATION: EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2017*
    70th LOCARNO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Leopards of Tomorrow, Locarno Switzerland) *NOMINATION: GOLDEN PARDINOAugust 5, 2017
  • 55th NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL (Narrative Shorts Program, New York City, NY, USA)October 4, 2017
  • 1st CADAQUÉS SHORTFILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cadaqués, Spain)June 15, 2018
  • 1st LEBANESE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beirut, Lebanon)July 12, 2018
  • 9th BUEU INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bueu, Spain)September 10, 2018
  • 14th LA PLATA INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Buenos Aires, Argentina)October 11, 2018
  • 4th DURHAM REGION INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Oshawa, ON, Canada)October 17, 2018
  • 12th LUBLIN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lublin, Poland)November 3, 2018
  • KINOFILM - MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Manchester, United Kingdom)November 26, 2018
  • 41th POITIERS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Poitiers, France)November 30, 2018
  • 6th TORINO UNDERGROUND CINEFEST (Official Selection, Turin, Italy)March 24, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Matvey Fiks
Screenplay
Matvey Fiks
Producer
Katya Skakun, Matvey Fiks
Director of Photography
David Khayznikov
Sound
Tobias Belliard
Editor
Matvey Fiks
Sound Design
Nikolay Antonov

Details

Running Time
19:08 min
Shooting Format
Super 16mm
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:1.85
Sound
5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

School of Visual Arts NYC
209 East 23 Street, NY
NY 10010-3994, USA
www.sva.edu

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Pinery Films,
2 Rector St. #1202
New York, NY 10006
info@pineryfilms.com

DIRECTOR

Matvey Fiks
http://www.matveyfiks.com/
fiks@pineryfilms.com
https://www.facebook.com/matvey.fiks