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Interview: ‘Dog’ Filmmaker Reid Carolin on Working with Channing Tatum and a Canine Co-Star

Over the years, I’ve become more and more of a fan of Channing Tatum‘s. Interestingly, a lot of what I find to be his best work tends to involve collaborations with his producing partner Reid Carolin. Lately, Carolin has also done some screenwriting work on Tatum flicks, though now with Dog, they share co-directing duties. So, while it might initially seem odd that the Magic Mike creatives are making a family friendly movie, it really works. Once I saw the film, I immediately knew I wanted to talk to them. Luckily, I was able to arrange a brief interview with Carolin, which you can hear today. We only had about ten minutes, but I think we made it work.

Below, you can hear my conversation with Carolin. We chat about Dog, obviously, but also about some of the previous partnerships between Tatum and himself. We get a few good laughs about their career over the years, as well as a great punchline involving my girlfriend’s pup. Hopefully you enjoy this short but sweet discussion, and of course, be sure to check out Dog. It’s one of the better films so far this year…

This is some of what I had to say about Dog in my review (here) earlier in the week:

Co-directing with writer Reid Carolin (who shares scripting duties with Brett Rodriguez), Channing Tatum makes a strong filmmaking debut here. He keeps things simple, letting the focus of Dog be on the characters, as well as his inherent charm. Tatum the filmmaker, along with Carolin, knows what Tatum the actor’s strengths are, and they play to that. It’s a decision that repeatedly pays dividends over 100 minutes or so.

Actor/director Channing Tatum and director Reid Carolin on the set of their film DOG A Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film Photo credit: Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/SMPSP © 2022 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved

Here now is my interview with Dog filmmaker Reid Carolin. Enjoy:

Dog is in theaters now!

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