'My Pet Dinosaur' from Emmy-winning director Matt Drummond premieres on DVD
Family film 'My Pet Dinosaur' is described as a cross between 'E.T.' and 'Monster's Inc.', narrating a heart-warming tale of friendship set in a beautiful Australian countryside
Emmy-award winning director Matt Drummond's highly-anticipated family adventure 'My Pet Dinosaur' premieres on DVD this November 6.
The Dove-approved family film, described as a cross between 'E.T.' and 'Monster's Inc.', features state-of-the-art visual effects narrating a heart-warming tale of friendship set in a beautiful Australian countryside.
The official synopsis of the film states that after an experiment goes wrong, a young boy named Jake makes a new friend. "When his new lovable pet begins growing larger and larger, it becomes hard for Jake to keep the mischievous creature a secret. While continuing to grow, the animal starts some chaos around town causing the military to start looking for their missing dinosaur. Now Jake and his friends must save their 'pet' in this heartwarming tale of friendship, mystery, and adventure."
Described as a "Spielbergian-esque family film," 'My Pet Dinosaur' had its initial release in April last year and roared in China's box office taking the number seven spot, grossing $870,000 USD on its first day of release. The Australian independent film was critically acclaimed and cited to be "a joyous throwback to a Spielbergian adventure story," by the Reel Bits.
The recently released trailer of the film gives the 'Stranger Things' meet 'Jurassic Park' vibes. Coming from Drummond, the special effects and the prehistoric creature should not be a surprise. His directorial debut in 2014's 'Dinosaur Island', features ghost ships and prehistoric animals. The family fun drama followed the story of a boy who finds himself stranded in an adventure-filled world.
After the success of 'Dinosaur Island', Drummond penned the script for 'My Pet Dinosaur' in 2015. Filming began in January 2016 and the sets were wrapped up by February. The cast includes Jordan Dulieu, Annabel Wolfe, Christopher Gabardi ('The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years') and Tiriel Mora ('Farscape').
'My Pet Dinosaur' arrives on Digital 10/2 and DVD 11/6 from Uncork'd Entertainment.