Red Dog highlight in festive schedule
Well, it’s that time of year again — when things are on all weekend, every weekend until Christmas.
We even have West Australian Ballet in town on Sunday to host a number of dance workshops at the Karratha Leisureplex, thanks to Woodside.
But this year, there is also something very special — the premiere of the second Red Dog movie, Red Dog: True Blue, will be showing outside The Quarter on December 3. The film will not be officially released until December 26, so we are very privileged.
The movie plot revolves around Mick Miller, an 11-year-old boy who is sent to work on his grandfather’s cattle station, the real-life Karratha Station.
On the station, Mick befriends our favourite kelpie, who makes his life more exciting and full of adventure than he ever thought it could be.
I was lucky to be able to watch some of the filming for the movie last year, behind Miaree Pool. We received a lot of rain just at the time the film crew came up, so the countryside looked lovely and green — in fact, rain held up the filming and cost them a lot of money.
Of course, the highlight of the film set was the super-friendly and very likeable Red Dog — goodness knows how they ever got him to stay still long enough for the movie.
The premiere arrival time is 7.30pm for an 8pm start.
Get there early because this will be very popular.