Belgium, Russia


Fedor is a young locksmith in Murmansk, a frozen city in the obscurity of the Russian Arctic. Client after client, he roams through the alleys of concrete animated by a fantasy that isolates him from the city and its population. His dreams corrode his relation to reality and open the door to a phantasmagoric universe; a second sun is rising above the Russian Arctic.

Director's Biography

Born in 1993, Dorian Jespers is a Belgian filmmaker. He studied Cinematography at INSAS and Directing at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Gent, an education that focuses strongly on the development of a filmmaker's personal language. This is reflected in his experimental fantasy MA film, SUN DOG. A project for which Jespers graduated with the highest distinction, received the Horlait-Dapsens prize and was offered the Wildcard by the Flemish Audiovisual Funds.

2020 SUN DOG, short

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Dorian Jespers

Written by: Dorian Jespers

Produced by: Dorian Jespers

Cinematography: Dorian Jespers, Arnaud Alberola

Editing: Omar Guzman

Production Design: Zara van den Bergh

Original Score: Felix Casaer

Sound Design: Thomas Becka

Cast: Alexander Pronkin (Fedor)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Short Film 2020
  • Short Film Candidates 2020