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Red Dog’s role as the Pilbara’s tourism icon continues with a special featurette produced for the film’s DVD release promoting the region’s unique landscapes.
The Pilbara is known for its resource wealth and big-scale industry, but the featurette reveals there is much more to the region.
Interviews with actors and production crew provide a never-before-seen insight into what some of the 65 cast and crew members discovered while living in the Pilbara for up to three months during production.
In the featurette, film Director Kriv Stenders remarks, “It is so striking, so cinematic, so evocative, it’s just a great stage on which to set our story.”
Actor and star of the Red Dog prequel, Bryan Brown, was captured by the region’s unique landscape.
“I don’t know whether it’s romantic, or mythical, or what it is; but it’s very beautiful,” he said.
The film crew made the most of their stay in Karratha during filming in 2015, with visits to Millstream-Chichester National Park, Roebourne and Point Samson, as well as local beaches and cafes.
They also attended a Ballet on the Beach performance, joined an Aboriginal rock art tour with Ngurrangga Tours and explored some of the 42 islands that make up the Dampier Archipelago with Discovery Sailing.
Pilbara Development Commission Chief Executive Officer Terry Hill said the inclusion of the featurette was a great promotion for the Pilbara.
“The Pilbara has so much to offer visitors. This featurette adds to a rapidly growing suite of online videos and promotional campaigns that showcase the region’s spectacular landscape,” Mr Hill said.
“We are continuing to work with our regional development partners to unlock the Pilbara’s tourism potential through the activation of our National Parks, key infrastructure and programs to support tourism businesses.”
The Red Dog: True Blue DVD was released nationally on 7 June 2017. The original Red Dog film is the highest selling Australia DVD of all time.
Filming of the Red Dog prequel was supported by Royalties for Regions through the Pilbara Development Commission, Screenwest Screen Australia, Woodside and Rio Tinto.