Moon Dogs

By FHW Roald Dahl Admin


"Familiar-sounding ingredients come to together in a surprisingly delightful manner in Moon Dogs, a deft blend of mismatched-buddy road movie, coming-of-age comedy and youthful love triangle." - ScreenDaily


Michael lives with his step brother and music genius Thor in Shetland a small island far north of Scotland. Thrust together by their parents’ marriage they barely talk– but when Thor ruins Michael’s chances of going to University with his girlfriend Suzy they embark on a chaotic road trip that will push their tenuous relationship to the brink.

En-route they encounter Caitlin, a singular, wild, free spirit who dreams of being a singer. The boys fall in love with her and we follow their adventures on the road to Glasgow.

Welsh connections

Welsh producer: Kathy Spiers

Welsh director: Philip John

Supported by Ffilm Cymru Wales


UK/Ireland theatrical release date: 1st September, 2017

Running time: 90 minutes

Certificate: 15

Format: DCP, DVD

Festivals: Edinburgh International Film Festival, Galway Film Fleadh, Atlantic Film Festival, Wicked Wales:16, Dinard Film Festival

Booking details


Press enquiries, interviews and assets:

ARPR: Alex Rowley –

Press release: Amber content to release Moon Dogs in UK & Irish cinemas 1st September.



Exhibitor feedback

This film was screened for members at one of our Welsh Film Preview Days. Here is their feedback:

Average rating: 3.8/5

“Great cinematography, music and acting”

“Good characterisation, interesting storyline”

“Good coming of age film with potential to be cult hit. Title would be off putting without a good synopsis”

“Well paced and balanced!”




This is film is covered by our Made In Wales strategy, which means if you an a Welsh exhibitor you may be eliable to submit a proposal for support. For more information click here.