Screening of acclaimed film raises funds for ZEF


The Zionsville Education Foundation (ZEF) benefits from the August 17 screening of the movie “Red Dog” by Heartland Truly Moving Pictures.  The event will begin at7 the Zionsville Performing Arts Center (900 Mulberry St, Zionsville).  The feature film will be preceded by a selection of short films from the Heartland High School Film Competition and producer Nelson Woss is scheduled to Skype fromAustraliafollowing the screening.

“Red Dog” was the 2011 Heartland Film Festival Grand Prize for Best Narrative Feature Award Winner and was also the audience award favorite.  It is scheduled for release later this year, but local residents can enjoy it before the rest of the country and support both the Humane Society of Indianapolis and ZEF.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our community to see a film that has received acclaim from both critics and audiences,” said Bob Spoonmore, ZEF Board member and Strategic Initiatives Manager for Heartland Truly Moving Pictures.  “Audience members will also be impressed by the talent shown in the high school student competition.”

“Red Dog” is based on the true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long-lost master.   The film stars Josh Lucas and Rachael Taylor, as well as Koko the canine star.

“We appreciate the generosity of Heartland Truly Moving Pictures to allow ZEF to raise funds for classroom innovation while providing a unique entertainment and education experience to our community,” said Mike MacLean, ZEF Board President.  The film has been rated PG for thematic elements, some language and sensuality.

Tickets for the screening are $5 each ($3 for Heartland Film Society members) and are available at the door or in advance at

The Zionsville Education Foundation raises fund to support innovative educational opportunities in all Zionsville Community Schools.  For more information about ZEF, please visit