One of the absolute gems of Australian cinema the last few years was Red Dog, and Roadshow Films has provided us with our first teaser of the prequel, RED DOG: TRUE BLUE. It is due for release in Australia on 26 December 2016, as part of the feel-good Boxing Day slew of films.
Previously titled Blue Dog in an earlier post on the production announcement, it stars Bryan Brown, John Jarratt, newcomer Levi Miller and Jason Isaacs. Set in outback Australia in the late 1960s, it’s the story of a young boy named Mick (Miller) and his dog. Growing up on a cattle station in the Pilbara, a grand and enormous landscape absolutely in the middle of nowhere, Mick prepares himself for a life of dull hardship but instead finds adventure and friendship with a scrappy, one-of-a-kind pup that will change his life forever. The poster depicts Miller alongside new canine star named Phoenix.
Red Dog took over $20 million at the Australian box office alone, won the inaugural AACTA Award for ‘Best Film’ in 2011 and is the highest selling Australian DVD of all time. This is definitely one we are looking forward to this Christmas season.