The classic children's novel by Wilson Rawls is given a second film adaptation with WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS. Billy Coleman is a boy who loves dogs, and more than anything else he wants a hunting dog of his own. After working hard, he saves up his money and buys a pair of them, "Little Ann" and "Old Dan." Billy trains the dogs himself, and encounters numerous adventures with the duo while exploring the valley where he and his family lives. WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS has taught stalwart American values like loyalty, bravery, and the value of hard work to generations of children through Rawls's novel. Lyman Dayton, who produced a previous adaptation of Rawls' work, and therefore has had a longtime understanding of the story, is the co-writer and director. The film also features the acting debut of best-selling recording artist Dave Matthews as Billy's father. WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS premiered at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in New York, and went on to win the Crystal Heart award at the Heartland Film Festival, which is dedicated to recognizing and honoring "filmmakers whose work explores the human journey by artistically expressing hope and respect for the positive values of life".
Kris Kristofferson - Singer/Composer/Actor
Kris Karson - Singer/Composer/Actor
Sam Pillsbury - Director/"Spirit Hotel"
Mac Davis - American Singer
Dave Matthews - Musician/actor
Ned Beatty - American character actor
Renee Faia - Actor, INTERVIEW WITH THE ASSASSIN (2002)
Dabney Coleman - American Actor