Channel 4, 2011

DOGGING TALES

Why do some men and women feel the need to go out and have sex with strangers in public areas under the cover of darkness? Directed and filmed by Leo Maguire, Dogging Tales uncovers the secretive subculture of dogging, exploring this peculiarly British use of the countryside through a series of compelling, humorous and tragic stories told by the doggers themselves.

The film delves into the physical and psychological motivations and discovers laybys and clearings where people search for a connection with others. The result is a surprisingly beautiful and truly original portrait of animalistic activity in the woods.

RTS 2014
Single Documentary
Nominated

Grierson 2013
Best Documentary on a Contemporary Theme (Domestic)
Nominated

Broadcast Awards 2013
Best Documentary Programme
Nominated

Broadcasting Press Guild 2014
Best Single Documentary
Nominated

Televisual Bulldog Awards 2014
Documentary Single
Nominated

Against all expectations… Dogging Tales proved to be one of the documentaries of the year so far… funny, touching, sad and, occasionally… inspiring

The Times

A film that is certainly not judgemental but is also tinged with sadness

The Daily Mail

Eye-popping… Dogging Tales was still trending ten hours after its first broadcast

The Independent
FILMED / PRODUCED / DIRECTED BY

Leo Maguire

EDITOR

Joby Gee

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Morgan Matthews

RESEARCHER

Francis Longhurst

COMPOSER

Jack Ketch