Documentary The Last Dogs Of Winter
, which features Caleb Ross
, will be showing in Glasgow, as part of the Glasgow Film Festival
The film will be shown at 3:30PM on Thursday 23rd February at the Glasgow Film Theatre. Tickets are £8. To book tickets, click here.
Brian Ladoon is the kind of wilderness man who seems tailor-made for a Werner Herzog film. In 1976, Ladoon began a lifelong mission to protect and preserve the beautiful Canadian Eskimo dog qimmiq which is the rarest registered breed of dog in the world. The dogs once numbered in their thousands but had been reduced to hundreds by the late 1970s. The Last Dogs of Winter tells Ladoon’s story and that of Caleb Ross, a young New Zealand actor who travelled to Churchill, Manitoba in search of adventure and stayed three years. An inspirational documentary with awe-inspiring footage of the landscapes, the dogs and the polar bears who share their territory. This film will screen with beautiful animated short Amaqqut Nunaat (The Country of Wolves, 11min), winner of the prestigious Best Short Drama and Best Emerging Artist awards at the ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival 2011. Part of Glasgow Film Festival 2012: The Edge of the World.
Okay, so I totally failed in putting this video up before/on Halloween, but here it is, in case you missed it…
The Tribe creators Cloud 9 Ltd have uploaded a video to their official Tribe YouTube channel of the cast wishing fans a Happy Halloween… Check it out…
Beth Allen (Amber), Meryl Cassie (Ebony), Caleb Ross (Lex), Michelle Ang (Tai-San), Antonia Prebble (Trudy), Megan Alatini (Java) and Lucas Hayward (Sammy)- in that order.
Make sure you subscribed to the Official theTribeTVseries. There’s also some old Channel 5 (UK) interviews I uploaded of Damon Andrews (Guardian), Jacob Tomuri (Luke) and Vanessa Stacey (Alice) in a Halloween themed interview… Check those interviews out here and here.
On Friday 14th October Caleb Ross
joined Costa Botes on the radio to discuss their documentary The Last Dogs Of Winter
The interview on the Nine To Noon show was insightful into the work that went on to film the documentary. Have a listen to it below… Caleb also mentioned how he’d like to get back into acting.
To download the interview, click here to visit RadioNZ.
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.
The documentary Last Dogs Of Winter
, filmed by Costa Botes and featuring Caleb Ross
(The Tribe’s Lex) has been selected viewing at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival 2011
On his blog, Costa Botes said the following: “Right at the beginning of planning Last Dogs of Winter it was my fervent hope that if we ever succeeded in getting it made, the best thing that could happen was to be selected for the documentary lineup at Toronto, and now it has. So as you can imagine, there is a fair bit of joy under this roof.”
To keep up to date with the production, keep an eye out the website located here, also there is a Facebook page here, the comments on the website in particular are worth reading for more insight and opinions on the documentary.
have delivered another amazing cast member for fans to chat to on The Tribe’s Official Facebook page
, the one and only Caleb Ross! Of course we all know him as Lex and he needs no introduction, having featured in every episode of The Tribe (except the Ebony/Bray/Trudy/Zoot pre-Tribe in Series 2).
The fan-chat will be taking place on Sunday 19th June at 9AM (UK Time). So if you are in the UK it is at 9AM. Check out this message from Caleb, from Cloud 9′s channel:
So why not pop over and ask Caleb about his time on The Tribe, or on his recent project The Last Dogs Of Winter. Maybe you are wondering about his writing and music… If you can’t make the chat put your questions in the discussion area.
Read the full transcript to the chat on Tribeworld.com.
A teaser trailer for the documentary film The Last Dogs Of Winter
, which features Caleb Ross
, has been uploaded online. Check it out below:
The footage of the polar bears with the dogs and amongst them Caleb and Brian Ladoon surviving in that environment looks amazing as well as dramatic. Definitely can’t wait to see more.
There is also a Facebook page, setup by Caleb, for you to join and stay up-to-date with the film as it develops, click here to go there now, there’s some amazing photos up there already as well as the trailer and more footage.
There was a previous article about the movie on this site here. Costa Botes answered Tribe fans about his working on The Tribe as a director and added, “Right. My views on The Tribe are neither here nor there. Working on it was overall a good experience in terms of the wonderful cast and crew. The rest I can smile about now. No offence intended. I’m the last person to poke a stick at anyone’s passion. Kia Kaha everyone!”
Onwards and upwards Mr. Botes and thanks for visiting the site :)
With thanks to Tracey & Jebrill (Tribe-Cast.com).
Awesome news about Caleb Ross
, he features in the up-coming documentary The Last Dogs Of Winter
by independent film maker Costa Botes – who first met Caleb when he was a director on The Tribe
The Last Dogs Of Winter follows the story of Brian Ladoon who resides in Churchill, in Manitoba, Canada. For around 40 years Brian has bred and maintained a colony of Canadian Eskimo dogs which lived in the region as “the pack horses/tractors of the arctic” but now serve no purpose and had been dying out.
From Costa’s website:
… the young man who introduced me to this cold world – Caleb Ross. I first met Caleb back in 1999, when he was starring in the cult TV show, The Tribe. I came and went as one of the show’s directors. I’ll refrain from comment on the show, but I always enjoyed working with the cast. Caleb always struck me as a talented guy who put 100% into everything he did.
So I was not altogether surprised to see how well he handled himself in Canada. Driving through blizzards, feeding dogs raw meat by hand while surrounded by giant polar bears, guarding himself and Brian with a shotgun – all very exciting, and real.
It definitely sounds exciting! Were definitely looking forward to seeing more on this project. You can keep up to date with Costa as he progresses by visiting his blog.
Caleb Ross is not just in the film, his own photography and video from his time with Brian Ladoon will be incorporated into the documentary (which is in post-production) by Costa.
With thanks to Jessica Carroll for the info. Visit CostaBotes.com for more info on the director and his work.
Horah for The Tribe’s Facebook page
– for bringing to my attention that Jemaine Clement
, of the awesomely popular New Zealand folk duo Flight Of The Conchords
, appeared in The Tribe
! + Thanks to Twitter
, we’ve learnt that Taika Waititi
(director of NZ films Eagle Vs. Shark & Boy and the US version of The Inbetweeners) is also in the scene!
Clement appeared in Series 4 : Episode 24 of The Tribe. I had to check the episode out myself, and I’ve made a video clip too. Jemaine is the cowboy on the right:
Jemaine Clement (playing ‘Virtual Cowboy No.2′) and Taika Waititi (‘Virtual Cowboy No.1′) appeared only in scenes with The Tribe’s Caleb Ross (Lex). In the storyline Ram (Tom Hern) and Ved (Dan Weekes) are showing a captured Lex what they can do with Reality Space.
The Tribe just went a wee bit more up in coolness-ness for me. It’s just a shame that Bret McKenzie (the other Flight Of The Conchord half) didn’t play the other cowboy.
Were you already aware of Jemaine being in The Tribe? If so, why didn’t you tell me?! ;D
The movie The Last Great Snail Chase, has both Caleb Ross and Michael Wesley Smith (Lex and Jack from The Tribe) in roles. Sally Martin, who played Kandy in a guest role in The Tribe series 4, plays a lead role in the movie. She also played Tori Hanson – the Blue Wind Ranger – in Power Rangers Ninja Storm.
Caleb plays the character Rob, Michael plays Daniel and Sally as Josie. The film was filmed in 2006/2007. I guess it’s release took so long due to the special effects. A good thing however is if you turn up at the premiere as a snail, you get free tickets!
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