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Dogstar

Short Film (Full Length) – 1986

This doco looks at the relationship between dogs and shepherds in Kiwi sheep farming. It covers the history of dog and man, and reveals Dog Show-worthy secrets behind the dogs' training and personalities, from ‘heading dogs' who stare sheep (and geese!) "into submission" to the "loudmouth" ‘huntaways' who drive flocks on vast high country stations. This Swanndri-saturated doco is shot, scored and narrated in an old-fashioned Disney style (shepherds are "the very substance of romance"). As the title states, the canines are the stars. 

Key Cast & Crew

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Michael Reeves

Director, Writer

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Derek Wright

Producer

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Beth Tredray

Sound Recording

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Mike Rathbone

Camera

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William Maunier

Editor

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Grant Lowrey

Sound