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Netflix We Are the Champions

CLIENT: Netflix | PC: Dirty Robber | DIRECTOR: Martin Desmond Roe | DOP: Jess Young | YEAR: 2020

Ep.05 of the Netflix series We Are the Champions (2020) – Dog Dancing


Explore an array of unique competitions, from the quirky to the bizarre, and meet their passionate communities in this docuseries. In Ep.05 We are the Champions joins the best dog dancers in the world at the Open European Championship (OEC), where the dogs master over 400 commands in a single four-minute routine. Whether it’s heelwork or freestyle, these dogs prove that they’re the perfect dance partner.


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About the director Martin Desmond Roe

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for Two Distant Strangers (2021), Roe is also known for writing the Oscar Nominated Short Buzkashi Boys, Executive Producing The Emmy Award winning Tom vs Time, and directing Cannes Gold Lions winner BREAKING2, Martin is the founder of the production company Dirty Robber. As the creative head of Dirty Robber, which specializes in elevated documentaries, he has directed and produced multiple series and films including Showtime’s Kobe Bryant’s Muse, as well as a multitude of Nike campaigns.



Field Producer: Maria Bukhonina
Cam B Operator: Liam M. Hughes
Cam C Operator: Colin L. Lupe
1st Cam Asst: David C. Markun


UPM: Luca De Angelis
Prod Coordinator: Arianna Dolini
Focus Puller Cam C: Juan S. Florez
Cam D Operator: Giuseppe Laganella
Data Manager: Nicolò Ramella
Gaffer/Grip: Francesco Galli
Sound: Stefano Varini
Russian-English Interpreter: Katsiaryna Khila