TRAFFIC slowed and onlookers gathered as the quiet Hills village of Darlington was taken over by a film crew this week with speculation rife it was related to the hugely successful Australian movie Red Dog.
Witnesses reported up to 40 production crew outside Perrella’s Caf and the old Darlington Dental Office on Owen Road shooting scenes with actors and red cloud kelpies, including puppies, on set.
Red Dog producer Nelson Woss was tight-lipped about the filming, but said both Red Dog movies would be re-released before Christmas.
Mr Woss adopted the canine star of Red Dog, Koko, who died from congestive heart disease at the age of seven in 2012 in Perth.
Koko became famous for his role as Red Dog, a hit film about a lovable red dog who roamed the outback looking for his original master.
He won best dog in a foreign film at the Golden Collar Awards in Los Angeles for his portrayal.