Sean Dunne’s ‘Stray Dawg’

Some of you might remember the work of Sean Dunne, as featured previously here at The Documentary Blog. He’s been pumping out some great short documentaries over the past few years and he’s just finished a brand new one titled ‘Stray Dawg’. Here’s the official synopsis:

Meet Jonny Corndawg, the underground country-music legend. A born-and-bred Virginian, Jonny has played on five continents in as many years, and every state in the lower 48. Now Jonny has given himself over, heart and heel, to the world of Running.

Like most country musicians, Jonny spends more time on the road than on terra firma, more on stage than off, but with all that, Jonny is gaining a name for waking up daily, before and after every show, and burning ten miles while bandmates sleep off their evenings. Imagine Hank Williams Jr. from the belt up, Steve Prefontaine from the waistband down, throw in a gallon of water and a knack for showmanship, and what do you get? One of the great American vitalists, Jonny Corndawg.

Jonny let us follow him on a tour down the California coast as he braved injury and isolation on his quest to complete the Surf City USA Marathon in Huntington Beach, CA.

Sean has released the full film for free online and it’s embedded at the top of this post for your viewing pleasure. If you like what you see, be sure to check out some of his previous works (especially The Archive) on his vimeo page!