Jason Isaacs returns to #SUNDANCE with 'RED DOG: True Blue'

An iconic Australian story of family, friendship and adventure, between a young boy and a scrappy one-of-a-kind dog that would grow up to become an Australian legend.

When eleven year old Mick (LEVI MILLER) is shipped off to his grandfather's (BRYAN BROWN) cattle station in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia, he prepares himself for a life of dull hardship, but instead finds myth, adventure and a friendship with a scrappy, one-of-a-kind dog that will change his life forever.

Jason Isaacs plays the older version of Levi Miller’s character, Mick Carter. We had a chance to talk to him LIVE. Here it is:

In the film, he recalls the story of how he crossed paths with Red Dog to his son played by ZEN MCGRATH.

“I play a man that I think a lot of people can identify with who is just caught up in business, making a living and just trying to provide for his family,” says Isaacs. “He’s slightly lost himself, lost a connection with his kids and in the telling of this story about his relationship with Red Dog when he was a kid he rediscovers who he is and who he is meant to be.”

On working with the cast, Isaacs says: “Acting is easy when the other people are good. Justine Clarke, who most people know from Play School, is fabulous as my wife. I thought she was phenomenal.”

Isaacs says, “The film is incredibly life-affirming. It is about communicating with the people you love, being in the moment and not losing yourself. And it’s about dogs! You can’t get away from it! Everybody loves dogs; it is just ridiculous how they cut through the rest of that human nonsense.”