Dog prequel Blue Dog begins filming in the Pilbara,
By Candice Barnes - 19th May 2015
Miller will play Mick, a boy living on a Pilbara cattle
station in the 1960s.
real Red Dog was nicknamed "The Pilbara Wanderer",
so it seemed only fitting that filmmakers returned
to the Pilbara to craft the follow up to the hit 2011
has begun on Blue Dog, with the crew expected to spend
six weeks in regional Western Australia filming the
prequel to Red Dog, the original film that grossed
$21 million at the box office and broke DVD sales
records for an Australian film.
had to seek a new canine for the film after Red Dog
star Koko, owned by the movie's producer Nelson Woss,
died in 2012.
terrific to be back in the Pilbara region where the
local communities were so supportive of the first
Red Dog film," Mr Woss said.
Dog will take audiences on another iconic, fun, uniquely
Australian journey that will put the spotlight on
a location known for mining, yet also rich with landscapes
of mesmerising beauty and amazing local stories of
myth and culture."
film follows the adventures of a young boy living
on a Pilbara cattle station in the 1960s who finds
a new friend in a "scrappy, one-of-a-kind pup".
Miller has been cast as the youngster, while Bryan
Brown and John Jarratt lend their star power.
Taplitz has written a beautifully heart-warming screenplay
that is both an original story and a stand alone movie
in its own right," director Kriv Stenders said.
with an amazing cast, a tried and trusted crew and
one incredible dog, I feel very blessed and simply
can't wait to share the result with audiences next
Film Victoria and Screen Australia all provided funding,
with more than a million dollars allocated by the
development minister Terry Redman said the film would
be shot entirely in WA, mostly in the Pilbara.
Dog will again put the Pilbara on the international
stage, highlighting its spectacular landscape and
rich cultural history, which are unique tourism assets
of the region," Mr Redman said.
of the Pilbara's economic base through industries
that are not reliant on the resources industry, such
as tourism, will deliver more jobs and locally-generated
film is expected to be released in 2016.
Sydney Morning Herald)