John Cooper on his Nymboida property with his dingo clan. Photo: Adam Hourigan/The Daily Examiner
John Cooper on his Nymboida property with his dingo clan. Photo: Adam Hourigan/The Daily Examiner Adam Hourigan

Local dingo breeder has TV moment

IF YOU tune into ABC this week, you might catch a glimpse of Nymboida farmer and dingo breeder John Cooper's 15 seconds of fame.

Mr Cooper and one of his dingoes feature in a new #ourABC national campaign for ABC television, which launched on Sunday.

The campaign uses footage created by regional communities for ABC Open, which embrace real Australian characters in all their glory.

The Daily Examiner photographer Debrah Novak first introduced Mr Cooper and his dingoes to ABC Open last year through a three-minute video called Dingo Love, shot for My Crazy Passion video project.

Ms Novak said being invited to have a slice of her ABC Open video story included in the #ourABC campaign was an enormous privilege.

"In 2011 I found myself fed up with photography and was ready to give up when I heard about the ABC Open video workshops," she said.

"I had never made a video before and the opportunities provided by ABC Open to learn the skills to be able to share the stories of my regional community have been nothing short of amazing."

The ABC Open website hosts more than 50,000 stories made by regional Australians since 2010.

To watch the full video of Dingo Love online, just go to the ABC Open website at open.abc.net.au and put 'Dingo Love' as the keyword.

It is also on YouTube under 'Dingo Love'.

See John's 15 seconds of fame in the ABC Open promo.



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