Magazine article Screen International

Woolcock Making Dog-Fighting Doc

Magazine article Screen International

Woolcock Making Dog-Fighting Doc

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EXCLUSIVE: One Mile Away director Penny Woolcock is to make a documentary about illegal dog-fighting for UK broadcaster Channel 4.

Going To The Dogs (working title), which recently finished shooting and is now in edit, explores the underworld of contemporary dog-fighting in Birmingham.

It is being made through social enterprise Latimer Creative and will draw on interviews with dog-owners, historians, academics and criminologists.

Woolcock began shooting in late summer and aims to complete the edit by the end of January.

It is her third film for C4's Cutting Edge strand and was ordered by C4 commissioning editor, documentaries, Emma Cooper, who said: "Penny is one our foremost filmmaking talents and once more she has secured the most exceptional access to a secretive, hidden world."

Birmingham was also the setting for Woolcock's previous documentary One Mile Away, about the city's gangs. It won the Edinburgh Film Festival's 2012 Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film before airing on C4. …

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