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Red Dog to become ‘Blue Dog’ in new movie


John Day
Culture and the Arts Minister

A new movie about the legendary Australian canine, Red Dog, will begin filming in the Pilbara in late 2014. Blue Dog will explore the early events leading up to Red Dog’s discovery on the road to Dampier and his ultimate rise from ordinary dog to Australian legend.
Culture and the Arts Minister John Day confirmed the State Government’s support for the production through ScreenWest. “I am pleased that once again people around the world will be able to share in the extraordinary life of Red Dog via the big screen,” he said.
“Perth and the Pilbara will be used as pre-production and production locations, generating considerable employment for local crew and significant spend in the local economies. Blue Dog will once again shine the spotlight on the Pilbara as the heartbeat of the Australian economy.  Importantly, it will showcase Western Australia’s extraordinary landscapes and beautiful locations.”
Nelson Woss (Woss Group Film Productions) has once again teamed up with writer Daniel Taplitz and director Kriv Stenders for Blue Dog.

Red Dog earned more than $21million at the box office, making it the ninth highest grossing Australian film of all time.  It won Best Film at the inaugural 2012 AACTA Awards and is the highest selling Australian DVD of all time.
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