An Australian-New Zealand co-production based on the 1967 novel by Thomas Savage, The Power of the Dog stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Thomasin McKenzie, Frances Conroy, Keith Carradine, Peter Carroll and Adam Beach.
Set in the 1920s, Cumberbatch and Plemons play brothers Phil and George Burbank, who own the biggest ranch in the Montana valley.
When George secretly marries local widow Rose (Dunst), a shocked and angry Phil wages a relentless war to destroy her, using her effeminate son Peter (Smit-McPhee) as a pawn.
Shot in NZ and produced by See-Saw Films, Brightstar, BBC Films, Big Shell Films and Max Films, The Power of The Dog is Campion’s first feature since 2009’s Bright Star.
Emile Sherman and Iain Canning produce with Roger Frappier, Campion and Tanya Seghatchian.
Jason Hawkins (Alt.vfx) was VFX Supervisor for the film, with the team at Alt completing over 200 shots. Ari Wegner is the DOP, editor Peter Sciberras, production designer Grant Major, costume designer Kirsty Cameron and casting directors Nikki Barrett, Tina Cleary, Carmen Cuba, and Nina Gold.