Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Red Dog the movie is coming!

At last the new Australian movie, Red Dog, is coming to our screens! And Margaret and David gave it a great review. It's based on a book by Louis de Bernieres - the book retells the mythology that exists around a real dog who lived in the Pilbara.

Luke Hura, who trained Koko, the canine star, used to train at the Lilydale Showgrounds, where Penny trained with Cindy, and we've taken a great interest in hearing about the search for the right star and the time spent preparing him for this role - about two years, I think. Margaret and David in their review of the film said the dog was found here in Victoria, even though the film is set in Western Australia.

Here's Koko's casting 'interview'. It's great!

It seems that Koko was living it up in a posh hotel in Sydney the night before the premiere.

I wonder what the future holds for Koko.


Maggie and Mitch said...

That looks like a GREAT movie! We hope we get to see it!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

parlance said...

Maggie and Mitch, I think for dog lovers it will be a great experience, even if some of the Australianism seems odd, because it is about a dog. The dog is the important character in the show, I gather. He's not just an accompaniment to the human story. The critics say it is a great family movie.