Beware of the Dog: A Werewolf Story

A short British horror film. Directed by award-winning filmmaker, Sam Fountayne.

We did it!

On 9th Oct 2017 we successfully raised £65 with 4 supporters in 42 days


Clawing the werewolf story into the 21st century... Set against the ominous beauty of the Lake District, Beware of the Dog: A Werewolf Story is a short, approx. 10 mins horror film. A widower, seeking the expertise of a local hunter, looks to avenge the aberrant and fatal mauling of his wife.

A tribute to classic 'monster' B movies of previous years, our aim is to make a film that celebrates their grotesquely imaginative carnage, and reinvents the macabre material for an ever-knowing audience.

"Horror is always the same. It changes with the culture and changes with technology. The stories are always the same. There are just two basic stories in horror, two simple ones: evil is outside and evil is in here."

John Carpenter

Although our central goal is making the film, we also want to ensure it is seen by as many people as possible upon completion.

Festival submissions are expensive, and whilst there's no guarantee of being accepted, they are essential in raising the film's profile.

We have compiled a concise wish list of 2018 film festivals that we would like to submit to when the project is complete. These include top tier and BAFTA eligible festivals (Raindance, Encounters) and genre festivals (Toronto After Dark, Screamfest, Frightfest)


From the beginning of this project, our intention has always been to create a micro-budget, independent short with the quality and character of a studio film.

Filmmaking is not a cheap process, but with our equipment already guaranteed, we've calculated the minimum we need to make our film is £2500.

The pie chart below offers a breakdown of how monies raised via Crowdfunder will be spent:



Flying Squirrels Productions are an independent film company that aims to create original and entertaining shorts and features. Previously Infinity Films, the team is already celebrating success with the release of our international hit, Zombies Have Fallen. Released through American film distribution company, Green Apple Entertainment, the film is currently available on Amazon Prime, and now on DVD in the US.

With a focus on commercially viable and character driven stories, Flying Squirrels aims to distinguish itself as a major contributor to the future of entertainment.



Sam has written and directed various short films throughout his three years studying at the University of Cumbria, where he graduated with a BA in Film and Television Production. At the age of 21, he started his own independent film production company, Infinity Films, and began working on his first independent feature film Zombies Have Fallen (2015). The film was picked up and released by American film distribution company, Green Apple Entertainment.

Sam has worked for the BAFTA award winning production company Nine Lives, the BBC's Children In Need, ITV's Flog It and Macbeth (2015) starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotilllard.

He currently works as a Video and Post Production Producer in Manchester for a multi-million-pound product distribution company.




Taylor graduated with a 2:1 BA (Hons) in Film and Television Production from the University of Cumbria. He went on to write and direct several short films across his time at university, combining his extensive martial arts background in taking on the role of action/stunt coordinator for several projects, most notably for the feature film Zombies Have Fallen (2015).

Since then, Taylor has worked on a range of corporate and events videos under the role of D.O.P/Camera Operator for several companies including the RTS award winning Brilliant Trees Media and This Is My Film. He also worked on BBC's Children In Need and Merciless Beauty (2016) starring Richard Riddell and Daisy Hughes.

Taylor is currently working as a freelance D.O.P. and Camera Operator, Most recently as D.O.P/Sole Operator for the feature film Annihilation  (TBC) from Sideline Media.



Samantha graduated First Class with Honours from the University of Liverpool in English and Communications, 2015. Her first job in the industry was in 2013 as a Production Assistant for Hurricane Films during the development of their BAFTA nominated feature, Sunset Song (2015). She then worked as an Assistant for the award winning independent indie feature, My Lonely Me (2015), a regional production. That same year, she was hired as a Producer's Assistant for the upcoming independent film, Free to Be (TBC).

Last year, Sam produced her first short film, Less Homeless, currently in post-production.

Sam currently works as Project Coordinator for Creative England, based in their MediaCityUK offices, supporting high-end film and TV productions in sourcing crew, locations and facilities.








Finn has an extensive background on both sides of the lens. Having a vast experience of acting in both stage and screen productions, from live theatre to short films he has covered a wide array of roles and always brings a unique flare to them all. Finn also has some impressive crew production credits from films such as ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and ‘Swallows and Amazons’. We are really excited to see Finn flourish in the role of John and bring his own creative talents to 'BEWARE OF THE DOG.'





Ken took up acting in 1993, Obtaining a University degree in ‘Drama and Performing Arts’. Ken has been working in the industry for over 20 years and has worked in Film, both feature and shorts, Television, Theatre and Commercials. Ken has an outstanding versatility and character portrayal that stand testament to his vast knowledge and experience that we are more than happy to welcome onboard for BEWARE OF THE DOG.



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