About this submission
My name is Tanya "Ami" Upshur, please call me Ami. Dogged is my second short narrative. Before I tell you more, thank you for reading previous versions of this script and providing feedback. I hope the feedback I've given about your work has been useful. I truly appreciate this community. Thanks again.
About the Project
Dogged. is a dark comedy with fantasy and Southern Gothic about a once celebrated dog handler who takes on a developer in a fictional dog-centric town to reunite with her dog, save her home - ultimately belong.
Logline: Despite having her beloved Basil dog napped and morphing into a dog, Fannie upholds her bid for The Clamson, delaying Bradley a developer who has the town looking for his missing dog, Bardy the Beagle - who Fannie believes is Basil.
The story takes place in Clamson, a surreal, vibrant, fictional dog-centered neighborhood in 2023 and in Southern Gothic Emptiness a grassy field where it is always 1963 and the action and scenes depend upon the characters' desires and the answers they seek - a place for discovery.
Dogged. is intended to be live action. It is a short and I have developed other content based on the story.
Themes: Belonging, purpose, memory, dog centrism, gentrification.
The characters are diverse and majority of them are over 30 years old. The protagonist is a middle-aged black woman.