Win the original version of Wilfred (Season 1 & 2) on DVD
Preview by Jack Foley
THE original version of Wilfred, the multi-award winning Australian comedy series about a foul-mouthed, beer-swilling, pot-smoking dog that thinks it’s human (and the inspiration behind the recent US remake starring Elijah Wood) is out now on DVD as two separate releases, Wilfred: Season One and Wilfred: Season Two, both courtesy of Fabulous Films.
Much edgier, slightly more sinister in tone and infinitely funnier than its toned down US counterpart, Wilfred is the brainchild of writers and stars, Jason Gann and Adam Zwar, and series director Tony Rogers and is a must-see show for comedy fans and for anyone who enjoyed the Americanized remake, which also stars Gann in the title role, but wants something with a bit more bite.
Wilfred began life as a short film of the same name and was the winner of the Best Comedy award at the world’s largest short film festival, Sydney’s Tropfest.
Following the success of the short film (which can now bee seen in the first seven minutes of the first episode of Wilfred: Season One), the trio adapted it into the hit show which has since gone on to win Australian Film Institute awards for Best Television Comedy Series, Best Performance In Television Comedy (Adam Zwar) and Best Screenplay In Television.
Adam (Zwar) can hardly believe his luck when he’s invited home by Sarah (Cindy Waddingham), a gorgeous young woman he meets at a Powderfinger concert. But his joy is quickly turned on its head when he is introduced to Sarah’s pet dog, Wilfred (Gann).
To the rest of the world Wilfred is an ordinary canine, but to Adam he’s a man in a dog suit – a jealous and partially psychotic man who seems determined to make Adam feel as uncomfortable as possible while dreaming up cruelly inventive way of sabotaging the new lovers’ relationship.
This bizarre situation forces Adam to question his sanity and proves without a doubt that a dog is not always a man’s best friend.
Win Wilfred on DVD
To celebrate the release of Wilfred – the original (and funnier) Australian version – on DVD on March 12, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win a copy of Seasons 1 & 2 on DVD. Simply answer the following question…
Q. Who plays the role of Wilfred?
Simply send the answer to Wilfred DVD competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email