Red Dog (film)
Red Dog is a 2011 Australian comedy-drama family film. It stars Koko as the title character, Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor, and John Batchelor. The movie was theatrically released on 4 August 2011 by Roadshow Film Distributors.
About Red Dog (film) in brief
Red Dog is a 2011 Australian comedy-drama family film written by Daniel Taplitz, directed by Kriv Stenders and produced by Nelson Woss and Julie Ryan. It stars Koko as the title character, Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor, and John Batchelor. The film is based on the true story of Red Dog and uses the 2002 novel Red Dog by Louis de Bernieres as the primary source. At the 2011 Inside Film Awards, Red Dog was nominated in nine categories and won seven, including best feature film. It was also nominated for seven AACTA Awards and won for Best Film. Red Dog: True Blue released in 2016, and a spin-off documentary Koko: A Red Dog Story released in 2019. There is a statue in Dampier, Western Australia, which is believed to have been born in the town of Paraburdoo, which had a variety of names in 1971 and had a Red Dog cross in its name.
Reddog was a cross-breed who was well known for his travels through Western Australia’s Pilbara region, and was a dog cross of Kelcattle, a Kelpie and a Pomeranian. The town has a statue which still stands today, and it is a popular tourist attraction. The statue of William Dampsier, who is the namesake of the town, is also still in the same place in the centre of Dampiers, but has been moved to a different part of the city. It is believed that Red Dog is the reason that the town is still known as “Dampier” Today, the statue is in the shape of a red and white dog, with the name Red Dog on the front of the statue. The movie was theatrically released on 4 August 2011 by Roadshow Film Distributors. It has been released in cinemas in Australia and New Zealand.