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Excitement continues to build ahead of the August release of RED DOG with the home-grown ‘tail’ again wowing international audiences to win the inaugural Best Film Award at the Showcomotion Young Peoples Film Festival in the United Kingdom.
The award and £500 cash prize was presented by the InterActive Youth Jury of five Sheffield teenagers on Sunday night (May 29) just a week after the film secured UK distribution with G2 Pictures from the Cannes Film Festival.
What the festival jury and 280 strong audience didn‘t know was that the film’s canine star was waiting back home to be hooked up via skype and say thanks. Koko gave an enthusiastic “woof” and got a warm reception from the festival audience.

Starring Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor and an ensemble cast featuring Noah Taylor, Loene Carmen, Luke Ford and Keisha Castle-Hughes, Red Dog is the story of a charismatic kelpie (Koko) who roamed the West Australian outback in the 1970s, hitching rides, adopting people and uniting communities along the way.

Directed by Kriv Stenders (Lucky Country) and produced by Nelson Woss (Ned Kelly) and Julie Ryan (Ten Canoes), Red Dog was filmed in South Australia and the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia.

The script was adapted by Daniel Taplitz (Chaos Theory) from the novel Red Dog by award-winning author Louis De Bernières (Captain Corelli’s Mandolin).
The competition was introduced for the first time by the festival’s new director Joan Parsons as part of a strategy to bring more European and world cinema into the UK for young people. “Red Dog really struck a chord with the audience and the Youth Jury. It’s a brilliant family film and a great first winner of the
Showcomotion Best Film Award,” Pasons said.

Other films in competition were: American poetry slam documentary Louder than a Bomb; hit adventure sequel The Crocodiles Strike Back; Against All Odds, a documentary about teenage mothers and Neukölln Unlimited a doc about talented break-dancing Lebanese siblings under threat of deportation.

Red Dog had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in February, won the Audience Award at the Vail Film Festival in Colorado and recently opened the Australian Film Festival in London. It was announced yesterday that Red Dog will close the Melbourne International Film Festival on Saturday August 6.

Red Dog is scheduled to be released in Australia on August 11.

*image from femail.com.au


ABC has released a trailer for the upcoming  reboot of the classic show Charlie’s Angels .

The official series synopsis:
Everyone deserves a second chance — even a thief, a street racer and a cop who got in a little too deep. After all, the three women who solve cases for their elusive boss, Charlie Townsend, are no saints. They’re angels… Charlie’s Angels.

Set in Miami, this fun, glamorous, action-packed take on the 1970s smash hit series introduces us to three new angels, all fearless detectives, head-turning beauties and close friends. There’s Abby (Rachael Taylor), a Park Avenue princess who became a world-class thief. Then there’s Kate (Annie Ilonzeh), a Miami cop who fell from grace, losing both her career and her fiancé. Finally there’s Gloria, a disgraced army lieutenant who has a way with explosives. When one of the angels’ missions ends in Gloria’s tragic death, Charlie persuades them to partner with Gloria’s childhood friend, Eve (Minka Kelly), a street racer with a mysterious past. They may not know each other yet, but one thing’s for sure — Abby, Kate and Eve will always have each others’ backs.

“Charlie’s Angels” stars Annie Ilonzeh (“General Hospital”) as Kate Prince, Minka Kelly (“Parenthood,” “Friday Night Lights”) as Eve, Rachael Taylor (“Grey’s Anatomy”) as Abby Sampson and Ramon Rodriguez (“The Wire,” “Daybreak”) as Bosley.

Written and executive-produced by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar (“Smallville”), “Charlie’s Angels” is also executive-produced by Drew Barrymore (“Charlie’s Angels” movies), Leonard Goldberg (the original “Charlie’s Angels”) and Nancy Juvonen (“Charlie’s Angels” movies). It’s directed and executive-produced by Marcos Siega (“Vampire Diaries,” “Dexter”). “Charlie’s Angels” is produced by Millar/Gough Ink, Flower Films and Panda Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television.

via.Collider

International audiences continue to lap up the new Australian film Red Dog with the home-grown tale winning the Audience Award at the 2011 Vail Film Festival and playing to standing ovations at the Dallas Film Festival.

The movie’s star Josh Lucas also received the Vanguard Award at the festival held in Colorado for his body of work. Starring Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Koko the dog, and an ensemble cast featuring Noah Taylor, Loene Carmen, Luke Ford and Keisha Castle-Hughes, Red Dog is the story of a charismatic kelpie who roamed the West Australian outback in the 1970s, hitching rides, adopting people and uniting communities along the way.

Directed by Kriv Stenders (Lucky Country) and produced by Nelson Woss (Ned Kelly) and Julie Ryan (Ten Canoes), Red Dog was filmed in South Australia and the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia. The script was adapted by Daniel Taplitz (Chaos Theory) from the novel Red Dog by award-winning author Louis De Bernières (Captain Corelli’s Mandolin).

Managing Director of Roadshow Films, Joel Pearlman said: “Red Dog had its world premiere at Berlin, one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, and is continuing to be enjoyed by audiences internationally. We can’t wait to bring Red Dog to Australian audiences later this year.”

Red Dog is scheduled to be released in Australia on August 11.