Dogs Go Woof Productions is an sustainably-driven independent film production company founded in 2004 by Craig Clitheroe in Perth, Western Australia.
With over a decade of film production experience, earning a Masters in Craft Editing and a passion for Permaculture, DGW strives to produce sustainable films with stories that move, motivate and inspire people.
DGW produces, shoots, edits and animates its own independent cinematic films, documentaries and videos for screen, TV and online media. We also collaborate with businesses and organisations to produce unique films that inspire audiences into action.
We are passionate about inspiring people with positive change. We believe storytelling is the most positive way to communicate, share and bring people together.
YOUR STORY IS OUR PASSION
"It is stories, rather than facts and pie-charts, that will animate us and bring us together."
- Alex Evans
What we do.
Films | Documentaries | Online Videos
WE INSPIRE PEOPLE WITH STORIES
We are passionate about storytelling and sustainability.
Dogs Go Woof Productions specialises in crafting sustainably-made narrative films, documentaries and videos that are crafted to connect and empower people through the power of storytelling.
Sustainability and working with nature is at the heart of our core values. Not only are we passionate about inspiring people to create positive change, but we ourselves strive to create films that are sustainably-made. By producing films from our own permaculture studio we are constantly striving to reduce our carbon emissions, waste and capture resources that we use to help make our films possible.
We also create completely independent-made films and videos in-house where we also capture our water, produce our own fresh food and energy to run our editing suite and charge batteries with solar panels. We even have our own resident chickens to keep the garden running smoothly and produce delicious organic eggs!
We have developed the studio around our permaculture lifestyle to work completely independently, to not only allow us to craft our productions from start to finish, but also reduce our own carbon footprint, so we can produce truly sustainable film productions.
Care of Environment
Care of People
we believe change comes from
The name Dogs Go Woof was inspired by a New Zealand comic book.
As a youngster, Craig was fascinated with stories and how they captured his imagination. Inspired by his mother's art, he realised drawing had the ability to tell stories and started looking at ways he could draw his own comics. The only comic book he could find was a comic book series called 'Footrot Flats' by Murray Ball, about a farm-dog called 'Dog' and his adventures in New Zealand. Being a dog, there wasn't much dialogue between characters and Craig was captivated by how well the emotions were captured through the character expressions and loved the idea of bringing drawings to life. At the end of each comic book, Dog would have a written monologue and would sign off with a paw print. As Craig developed his own style, he noticed that all cartoons had some kind of tagline or signature associated to their work and decided to create his own. The first thing that popped into his head was Dogs Go Woof. Boom! It was born, and has stuck ever since.
Dedicated to Murray Ball, Author & Artist of Footrotflats Cartoon.
Where did the name come from?
Meet The Team
Producer | Director | Editor
Craig has always had a passion for storytelling and creativity. As a kid he drew cartoons and discovered the family video camera and began creating stop animation films, surf films - anything he could get his hands on. Since then he has completed a Masters of Fine Arts in Craft Editing, Bachelor in Film and Media, worked as a radio host and technician at 97.3 Coast FM and was a Senior Graphic Designer for Worldwide Printing. Craig is also passionate about sustainability. While shooting Permaculture The Documentary film he learned about Permaculture and indigenous culture which inspired him to create films and a series to transform how we live and work with nature. Craig has since started converting his suburban backyard into a food forest with the aim to live as sustainably as possible. Craig is the head Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Sound Editor and Motion Graphic Artist at Dogs Go Woof Productions.
Assistant Producer | Editor