‘Killing Ground’ and ‘Red Dog: True Blue’ headed for Sundance
06 December, 2016 by Jackie Keast
Red Dog: True Blue.
Damien Power’s feature debut Killing Ground will make its international debut at the Sundance Film Festival, while Red Dog: True Blue will screen in the kids sidebar.
The news follows on from last week's announcement that Cate Shortland's Berlin Syndrome would be making its world premiere at the festival.
Killing Ground will screen as part of the Midnight sidebar, which has previously launched films such as The Babadook, The Blair Witch Project, SAW, The Witch and Hard Candy.
The thriller, which debuted at MIFF, stars Aaron Pedersen (Goldstone, Mystery Road), Harriet Dyer (Love Child, Rueben Guthrie), Ian Meadows (Scare Campaign, The Wrong Girl), Aaron Glenane (Molly, Deadline Gallipoli) and Maya Stange (Wolf Creek TV, Love Child).
“It’s hugely exciting to have our international premiere where so many of my favourite filmmakers got their starts. And I’m thrilled to be screening in the Midnight section because it always has the most enthusiastic and committed audiences,” said writer-director Power.
Red Dog: True Blue’s producer Nelson Woss said getting in to Sundance was a dream come true both for himself and director Kriv Stenders.
“Selection at such a prestigious festival will ensure that Red Dog: True Blue will roam far and wide, just like the real red dog,” he said.
The prequel, which stars Levi Miller and Bryan Brown, made its world premiere last Saturday in Karratha, WA. It will be released theatrically on Boxing Day.
Aussie director Alethea Jones' Fun Mom Dinner, starring Toni Collette, will also have its world premiere at the festival. The US-produced film is Jones' first feature.