Prisoners and Pups

In the Adelaide Women’s Prison a small group of prisoners have signed up to foster retired racing greyhounds to get them ready for adoption.The dogs are born into kennels, never knowing the sights and sounds of life beyond the track. Trained only to chase - many don’t know their names or how to take food from someone’s hand.  The prisoners bear their own scars.  They have just eight weeks to learn how to transform these institutionalised racers into house-friendly pets.  If the prisoners can’t make it work - the dogs face an uncertain future, and could be euthanized.  But the hardest test for the women turns out to be facing up to themselves.  Can the prisoners and the dogs work together to give each other a second chance?

Prisoners and Pups premiered at the 2017 Adelaide Film Festival to a SOLD OUT audience and broadcast on ABC2 in Nov 2017.

LENGTH: 1 x 60 mins and 3 x 10 mins series
YEAR: 2017



Winner: Best Australian Non-Fiction Web Series – Melbourne WebFest 2018

Winner: SA Government Community Partnership Award 2018

Winner: Award of Excellence, International Doc Impact Awards 2018

Finalist (Awards pending): Best Australian Web Series, ATOM (Australian Teachers of Media) Education Awards 2018

Finalist: Best Documentary, SA Screen Awards 2018