Set in the harsh world of the American juvenile detention system, Dog Pound tells the story of 17-year-old Adam “Butch” Butcher, charged with assaulting a corrections officer. If convicted, he faces hard time in an adult prison, but as witnesses emerge to support his claim of self-defense, Butch is told that with two weeks of clean behavior, he could be acquitted and released. Facing attacks from hardened criminals and ruthless guards, he finds he has to become vicious in order to survive. Earning director Kim Chapiron the Best New Narrative Filmmaker Award at its Tribeca Film Festival premiere, Dog Pound is a gritty and intensely emotional depiction of the dehumanizing effects of prison life, and how our correctional system can often feed the behavior it seeks to rehabilitate.
Cast & Credits
Primary Cast: Adam Butcher, Shane Kippel, Mateo Morales
Director: Kim Chapiron
Screenwriter: Kim Chapiron, Jeremie Delon
Producer: Georges Berman
Editor: Benjamin Weill
Associate Producer: Frédéric Junqua
Director of Photography: Andre Chemetoff
Composer: Balmorhea, K'naan and Nikkfurie
Co-Producer: Sam Grana
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