Levi Miller and Phoenix, the stars of Red Dog: True Blue. The story rewinds to , when then year-old Mick (Levi Miller) has just lost his. RED DOG: True Blue director Kriv Stenders hopes Australian kids based on the true story of the wandering red kelpie who won hearts across. So it's little wonder why the true story of hitchhiking, people-loving adventurer Red Dog has generated so much interest. Who Was Red Dog?.