Drama (N.Ireland 29 Jun 2018. USA 8 Jun 2018)

Directed by Colin McIvor (Cupcake)

Art Parkinson, Penelope Wilton, Toby Jones, Ian O'Reilly, Emily Flain

Inspired by a true story. Ten year old Tom and his misfit friends fight to save Buster the baby elephant during the German air raid bombings of Belfast in 1941.
Completion : 2017
Status : Complete

Story

In 1941 marksmen from the Royal Ulster Constabulary, following a Directive from The Ministry of Public Security, shot dead 23 animals at Belfast Zoo. They destroyed one hyena, six wolves, one puma, one tiger, one black bear, one Barbary lion, two polar bears, one lynx and giant rat named Hugo. During these turbulent times, a woman secretly walked a young elephant from the zoo each evening to the backyard of her terraced home. There, she cared for and comforted it as the Luftwaffe bombs rained down over Belfast. This is a true story... and our setting for Zoo.

Seen through the eyes of 10 year old Tom, aided and abetted by his misfit friends, this moving adventure unfolds as Tom takes on the fight to save Buster the elephant.

CAST

Art Parkinson,Penelope Wilton,Toby Jones,Ian O'Reilly,Emily Flain

Production Info

Genre :Drama
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Format :
Runtime :
Languages :PROJECT_LANGUAGE
Completion :2017
Release :N.Ireland 29 Jun 2018. USA 8 Jun 2018
Status :Complete

PRODUCTION CREW

Director :Colin McIvor (Cupcake)
Producers :Katy Jackson, John Leslie, Jacqueline Kerrin, Dominic Wright.
Co-Producers :
Script Writer :Colin McIvor
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Crew :

International Sales

Metro International Entertainment Limited
16 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A 3ED.
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7396 5301
email sales@metro-films.com
www.metro-films.com

Markets

2018 Seattle International Film Festival, USA

Awards

Winner Youth Jury Prize for Best Films4Families Feature, Seattle International Film Festival 2018

Press

Belfast blitz movie Zoo: How a young elephant was hidden in a back yard
The Irish News, 13 Jul 2018

Zoo: Film Review
Hollywood Reporter 11 Jun 2018

Seattle Film Festival 2018 Winners List
Hollywood Reporter 10 Jun 2018

Film Review: Zoo
Variety, 8 Jun 2018

Film Review: Zoo
Film Journal International, 7 Jun 2018

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