Red Dog Film Review

Red Dog Film Review


The new Australian film “Red Dog” continues to grow week after week in cinemas. ‘Koko’ the kelpie from Geelong in Victoria plays the leading star – Red Dog. He is a beautiful chocolate kelpie who was dyed red, washed, blow dried and groomed to look oh so good. Typical leading star!! Koko is still making appearances at Film Festivals and special locations so keep an eye out for him in your area.

If you haven’t seen the film yet, you deserve to see it on the big screen. The backdrop of West Pilbara in the 70s is colourful in the scenery and especially the characters in Red Dog the movie. The film is stemmed from French author Luis de Bernieres book, also named “Red Dog”. It’s a great Australian yarn taking you through the full gamut of emotions. And of course we absolutely love Red Dog’s specially engraved dog collar in the film.

Have you seen Red Dog? Did you know that Maddie met Koko at the Casterton Kelpie muster this year? If it wasn’t for Koko’s popular red coat and Maddie wearing an elegant designer dog collar it would have been hard to tell the difference between them. It was great to meet the producer Nelson Woss and Koko at the muster months before the film Red Dog was released in Australia. Mr Woss was very friendly and told the story of how he’d been working for years to get the film made but filming was the shortest part. We’d love to make a dog collar and dog lead for Koko so if you ever read this koko, give us a call 😉

Red Dog is not just an Australian film but one of the best dog films ever made for everyone to enjoy.


Stars: Koko (the kelpie), Rachael Taylor, Josh Lucas and Noah Taylor
Genre: Family comedy & Drama
Duration: 92 min
Release: 4th August 2011
Director: Kriv Stenders
Writers: Louis de Bernières, Daniel Taplitz
Producer: Nelson Woss


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