Trailer for River Dog, a short documentary by James Muir and Oscar Hunter.
Winner of 7 International awards for Best Film and Best Doc at Aesthetica Short Film Fest (UK), Best Direction and Best Amateur Film at Telenatura (Spain) and Best New Zealand Film, Best Emerging Filmmaker and the People's Choice Award at Reel Earth International Film Festival (NZ).
Official Selection for London International Documentary Festival, Montana Cine International and Byron Bay International Film Festivals plus more.
Available now on dvd. Please contact James Muir to request a copy.
This film is shot in the remote Eastern hill-country of the Wairarapa, New Zealand. Where one man and his team of working dogs take a stand against the oppressive farming methods of their neighbours.
As Grant tries to keep his land and the river clean and healthy, the farmers around him rape and pillage the landscape. Destroying the natural heritage that belongs to everyone.
This is the story of his struggle to make his voice heard in this lonely and isolated land.
Featuring music by two of New Zealand's best acts the 'Little Bushman' and 'The Eastern'. This film is a poetic journey of life and landscape, love and care for the environment in which we live.
This is a visually stunning engagement with a land and a people in peril. As New Zealanders struggle to come to terms with the "Clean Green" image that is a facade of their identity.
Executive producer: Ian McGee
Composer/Musician: Sam Charrington
Shot on Canon XHA1 with SGBlade and Canon 550D