Downward Dog


Institute History

  • 2017 Sundance Film Festival


With Downward Dog, series creators Michael Killen and Samm Hodges expand upon their incredibly clever web series of the same name in this half-hour comedy produced by Legendary Television and ABC Studios for ABC Television Network. The series follows the day-to-day life of Nan (Allison Tolman), as told by her increasingly lonely and philosophical dog, Martin. Millennial Nan attempts to juggle her tumultuous personal life with a stressful career, unjustly supervised by her self-obsessed boss. Having her story told from the canine perspective provides a uniquely unfiltered point of view that helps us laugh and cry about what it means to be a human being in the twenty-first century. It’s a show about a dog and the girl he adores, and even at their worst, Nan and Martin just might be best for one another.

The Festival presents the world premiere of the first four episodes, followed by an extended Q&A with the cast, creators, and showrunners of the series, set to air on ABC in 2017.

— Adam Montgomery

Screening Details

  • Section: Special Events
  • Film Type: Episodic
  • Country: U.S.A.
  • Run Time: 86 min.
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