"The filmmakers pulled it off, receiving a long and spirited standing ovation."
Lake Placid NewsREAD ARTICLE
"highlight(s) the vulnerability of Vermont dairy farms and the stress on the families who run them"
The CommonsREAD ARTICLE
Interview with WCAX alongside film partner Farm First
Underdog tells story of VT farmer, dog musher, dreamer
The SunREAD ARTICLE
Aaron's Interview on SF's KWMR Radio
"pays narrative dividends through quietly observed moments"
Butler's charmingly garrulous demeanor is in the face of dire circumstances is enough to win over one of his creditors...viewers will likely find that Butler wins them over too.READ ARTICLE
"a true human story...with a Maysles Brothers feel to it."
"it would be difficult to overstate just how good of a subject Doug Butler is"
Film School RadioLISTEN NOW
Doug and Tommy's Interview with Madeleine Brand on KCRW's Press Play
A conversation with Rick Tittle on nationally syndicated SportsByline
Sports Byline RadioLISTEN NOW
"a cinematic experience"
Overly Honest Film Reviews
UNDERDOG stands out...as a reflection of humanity's core. Tommy Hyde crafts a tale that's both an homage to life and a resonating reminder that winning isn't the endgame; it's the courage to participate, the joy of the journey.READ ARTICLE
"a celebration (of) grit, humor, passion, optimism, and resilience"
KPFK Film Club
UNDERDOG is much more than an immersion into the grim realities of life on a small Vermont dairy farm. It is a celebration of the kind of grit, humor, passion, optimism, and resilience that is needed to make such a life work.READ ARTICLE
A conversation with Director Tommy Hyde and Producer Aaron Woolf
Making Movies is HardLISTEN NOW
“a glimpse into a little-seen part of America”
Hyde’s subtlety as a filmmaker, along with the fabulous, eccentric central figure — Doug Butler — bring to mind David Lynch’s The Straight Story. Both films are remarkable for how seemingly unremarkable they are. Stick with it, and the film’s subliminal power will sneak up on you.READ ARTICLE
"a truly heartfelt documentary offering up heaping doses of melancholy and joy"
"Dairy farmer’s Alaska sprint mushing dreams come true in new documentary UNDERDOG"
Alaska PublicLISTEN NOW
"Doug Butler carries the show"
Anchorage PressREAD ARTICLE
"an artful piece of narrative filmmaking"
Addison IndependentREAD ARTICLE