13 items from 2012
In the tradition of Lassie, and adapted from the Louis de Bernières best-selling novel, Red Dog is based on a true story. In this warm-hearted tale, Red Dog becomes a legend with the wild outback locals. Along the way, Red Dog finds the person he's been searching for...Sometimes you pick the dog. Sometimes the dog picks you!
Red Dog will be released September 14th, 2012 and stars Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Noah Taylor, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Luke Ford, Bill Hunter, John Batchelor, Alex Williamson. The film is directed by Kriv Stenders. »
Red Dog, 2011.
Directed by Kriv Stenders.
The remarkable story of the legendary Red Dog and the small mining community of Dampier, Western Australia.
Last year, as canine sensation Uggie carved a path to international superstardom in The Artist, another dog actor, Koko, was quietly going about his business Down Under as the lead in Australian director Kriv Stenders’ Red Dog. Based on Louis de Bernières book of the same name, Red Dog tells the remarkable true story of the ‘Pilbara Wanderer’ – a legendary Aussie dog who became famous for his travels around the North West region of Australia in the 1970s. A huge hit in its native country (where it is the third-biggest home-entertainment release of all-time behind Avatar and Finding Nemo), Red Dog went largely unnoticed when it enjoyed a brief »
Box office hit Red Dog is to get a North American, multi-platform release, which will include DVD sales through the world’s biggest retailer.
Following theatrical distribution in other territories, Us-based Arc Entertainment has acquired the film to distribute it theatrically, and on VOD and DVD, which will include being on sale in Walmart stores.
The deal follows the film’s success locally on DVD. In Australia, the film is the biggest selling local release on DVD and third overall behind Avatar and Finding Nemo, selling units in the high six figures, Woss said.
Theatrically, the film will be in limited release, but take a similar marketing strategy to the film’s release here. »
- Colin Delaney
In this month’s issue of Encore Magazine, we asked: ‘Is Australia getting better at marketing our films?’ to Kathleen Drumm, head of marketing for funding body Screen Australia, and Andrew Traucki, writer, producer, and director of films The Reef and Blackwater.
There’s no doubt marketing local films is challenging. Every week, in almost every major western market, a cluster of big-budget studio films dominate the box office. Big films with big marketing budgets which take advantage of multi-million dollar campaigns coming out of Hollywood. Australian films have to compete in this environment, vying for screens and sessions, as well as media attention. Distributors and producers are required to work creatively, often with limited budgets, to generate excitement for their films – and there’s a lot of evidence to suggest they’re doing a great job.
Red Dog »
- Colin Delaney
After we put up the competition to win tickets to a screening of Red Dog, every single Australian who follows us on Twitter and Facebook replied telling us how great the movie is! It’s hits UK cinemas24th February and you can still enter our screening competition by clicking here. It’s also probably worth mentioning that Koko, the dog in the movie, recently beat Uggie, the dog from The Artist to win the award for ‘best dog’ award at the Golden Collar awards in La (no lie!!)
Have a watch of the clip below which shows Red Dog playing chicken with a car to demand the right to hitch-hike. It really sets the tone for the movie which I now really want to see!
- David Sztypuljak
The Academy Awards may be off-limits to canine superstar Uggie - with a spokesperson for The Weinstein Company revealing earlier today that "Uggie has not been asked to participate or appear at the Oscars" - but that didn't stop the pooch from stealing the show at the inaugural Golden Collar Awards at a ceremony in Los Angeles, California on Monday evening.
Devised by DogNewsDaily in order to 'recognise canine excellence in Hollywood films', the Golden Collar Awards saw Uggie receive two nominations for Best Dog in a Theatrical Film for his work in The Artist and Water for Elephants, taking home the gong for the former and adding to a growing list of accolades for the acclaimed silent feature that includes the prestigious Palm Dog at the Cannes Film Festival, not to mention a few others for its human cast and crew.
Other stars attending the ceremony included The Artist »
Red Dog, the story of the Pilbara wanderer, was both a critical and box office success, picking up seven If Awards including Best Feature and Best Actor for Koko.s human co-star, Josh Lucas, though this is the first nomination and award for the kelpie.
The film.s producer Nelson Woss (Ned Kelly) said: .This win has cemented Koko.s status as cinema.s top dog. I am very proud that Koko has finally won an acting award, which recognises his terrific performance and contribution to the film..
This award is just the latest in international recognition for the film, which has screened at film festivals all over the world, from Berlin to Busan, and which, in October, took »
- Danii Logue
Red Dog has continued its winning streak with its canine star, Koko, taking out the award for Best Dog in a Foreign Film at the Golden Collar Awards in Los Angeles. Red Dog, the story of the Pilbara wanderer, was both a critical and box office success, picking up seven If Awards including Best Feature and Best Actor for Koko.s human co-star, Josh Lucas, though this is the first nomination and award for the kelpie. The film.s producer Nelson Woss (Ned Kelly) said: .This win has cemented Koko.s status as cinema.s top dog. I am very proud that Koko has finally won an acting award, which recognises his terrific performance and contribution to the film.. This award is just the latest in international recognition for the film, which has screened »
- Danii Logue
The Goodfellas director campaigned to have Blackie the Doberman included in the nominations for Best Dog In A Theatrical Film at the annual prizegiving, which recognises the most talented animals in Hollywood.
Other winners included Koko, the star of Australian movie Red Dog, who scooped the Best Dog in a Foreign Film prize, and Brigitte from Modern Family, who won the trophy for Best Dog in a Television Series. »
What? You thought showbiz awards only went to humans? Ha! We'll have you know that the Golden Collar Awards took place tonight to honor some of film and television's most famous furry faces. And it looks like The Artist continues to win at these things with Uggie being named Best Dog in a Theatrical Film. Which other cute canines snagged awards? Best Dog in a Foreign Film: Koko, Red Dog (Australia) Best Dog in a Television Series: Brigitte, Modern Family Best Dog in a Reality Television Series: (Tie) Hercules, Pit Boss and Giggy, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Best Dog in a Direct-to-dvd Film: Rody from Marley & Me: The Puppy Years »
Australia's hottest movie star fixes me with his soulful brown eyes and greets me with a firm lick on the hand. Then, with a clack-clack of claws on the wooden floor of his airy home, Koko shows me through to the kitchen. For the next 20 minutes, the six-year-old star of Red Dog embarks on an impressive charm offensive, gazing up charismatically and fixing a gimlet eye on the bowl of cashew nuts placed before us.
Koko, a red cloud kelpie, has been the surprise breakout talent of 2011 in Australia. The underdog project to adapt Louis de Bernières's book about a real dog that breathed life into a desolate mining town, took $21.3m (£13.4m) at the Australian box office last year, »
- Patrick Barkham
In case you were wondering, Uggie is not the only canine in town. Red Dog's Koko could be the next pup to get the big trailer and giant T-bone treatment. The Kelpie crossbreed is the true-life star of the Australian family drama that's been adapted from the pages of Louis de Bernières' novella, and having won the hearts of Aussie filmgoers, he's heading this way with tail'a'waggling.Red Dog was a legend in the Pilbara region of West Australia during the 1970s, especially the town of Dampier. Loyal and much loved by the locals, he was even given his own bank account, although how he used the Atm is anyone's guess. In this clip from the film, Josh Lucas, last seen as J. Edgar's Charles Lindbergh, proves that beneath that growly exterior lies a big old softy. He witnesses Red Dog being exploited for sport and isn't »
In fact, this past year has seen several standout performances by dogs in Hollywood productions and on TV. And now this somewhat neglected area of acting has its own awards ceremony.
The first annual Golden Collar Awards take place in Los Angeles on Monday, February 13. The full list of nominees in all categories is included below.
Hummer (pictured top; photo: The Hollywood News), a four-year-old Pomeranian, has been nominated for his touching performance as Dolce alongside Charlize Theron in director Jason Reitman's new comedy Young Adult, released by Paramount in UK cinemas on February 3.
Reitman explained how he came across Hummer: "I couldn't find the right dog, »
- David Bentley
13 items from 2012
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners