Caleb Ross attended the Toronto International Film Festival 2011 for the world premiere of the documentary The Last Dogs Of Winter, in which he features and had creative input.
The movie, which premiered at TIFF on September 9th, received a standing ovation from a capacity filled showing of the documentary. The ovation was received when director Costa Botes with film subjects Brian Ladoon and Caleb Ross went to the stage for a Q & A session. (Source: Stuff.co.nz)
Variety.com gave a positive review on the documentary, describing it as an “Intimate, gorgeously rendered docu… Costa Botes intelligently surveys Ladoon’s quixotic mission, the numerous obstacles he faces, and the uneasy co-existence of man, animal and nature in the small town of Churchill (pop. 873). A wilderness lover’s delight, “Dogs” reps a shoo-in for cablers, fests and the cinematheque circuit.”
Speaking to Helen Barlow of the New Zealand Herald, Caleb said the following, “The film received a standing ovation and I have to admit I was a little choked up. The Q & A session went very well. People were coming up to us saying it’s a great movie, very moving and very informative, so I couldn’t have asked for any better. One of the comments Costa got from the crowd was that it’s funny [for Canadians] to be taught about their native heritage by a Kiwi. I guess it’s one of those issues that not a lot of people know about, which is why this story needed to be told”.
As usual, for the latest news on the film visit the official website/blog for The Last Dogs Of Winter. With thanks to Hil for the info. Cheers :) There’s still allot of articles out there on the doc, it’s worth googling and checking out.