One night in the outback mining town of Dampier, Western Australia, a dying dog lies in the backroom of the town’s only pub. Not just…
Nelson Woss first worked in the film industry at Village Roadshow in Los Angeles. During his time at Village Roadshow he also worked with Academy Award winning producer David Puttnam. Woss then went on to work for director Ivan Reitman’s company, Northern Lights. In 2000 Woss set up his own independent production company, Endymion Films Inc, and executive produced the feature film Venus & Mars (2001). Woss also developed and produced the screenplay for the hit computer game Abuse.
In 2002 Woss developed and produced the Australian feature film Ned Kelly for Universal Pictures. The film starred Academy Award winners and nominees, Heath Ledger, Geoffrey Rush, and Naomi Watts. Woss produced the successful Australian feature film Red Dog (2011), which has made more than A$21 million at the Australian box office since opening in August 2011. RED DOG was the tenth-highest grossing Australian film of all time and 11 days after opening, Red Dog became the highest grossing Australian film of 2011. The Red Dog DVD is the highest-selling Australian DVD of all time. The DVD is also the third-highest selling DVD of all time in Australia behind Avatar and Finding Nemo.
Woss is president of Endymion Films Inc. and its Australian counterpart Woss Group Film Productions along with Good Dog Enterprises and Good Dog Distribution. Woss has teamed up with director Kriv Stenders (Red Dog, Kill Me Three Times) and writer Dan Taplitz (Red Dog) to produce Red Dog: True Blue, a follow up to Red Dog. It was released boxing day 2016 and has screened at festivals around the world, including at Sundance, Berlinale and TIFF.
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