Where is my dog? is a short film focused on a young girl who loses her dog while hunting in rural America, sparking a strange sequence of events in her quiet life.
I went home in the winter of 2017 after an election that had the country on edge and returned to a place in rural America that felt different. I was also coming off a deep engagement with the cinema of Abbas Kiarostami, finishing my senior thesis on absence and intimacy in the Iranian director’s films. With all this in my head, I sat down to write a film with the imagined parameters of what it would mean to create a film in a country that controlled and censored art – a direction that didn’t seem too distant from the moment.