The Road Dog is an award-winning independent film starring world-renowned stand-up comedian Doug Stanhope, also featuring Greg Fitzsimmons, Calvin Evans, Tim Kazurinsky, Khrystyne Haje, and introducing Des Mulrooney.
The movie was co-written and directed by Greg Glienna. The film has won four prestigious awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director at the 2023 Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival and Best Supporting Actress in the Northern Virginia International Film and Music Festival .
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Best Actor acceptance speech
Jimmy is a veteran of stand-up comedy's glory days; he is also an alcoholic. His life changes when his son David, who he abandoned as a child, shows up at his door, professing his desire to be a stand-up comedian. Jimmy offers to take his son on the road, mainly because David's car is preferable to the bus. With each encounter, we learn a little bit more about Jimmy's past. With David's help, Jimmy gets a second chance at life, making peace with his dying father and reconnecting with the love of his life Laura. But he finds that sobriety comes with a price.
"If someone well known, perhaps a comedic actor taking a more serious turn, the movie may appeal to wider audiences and may even generate Oscar buzz for the role."
WME Script Coverage