Drama (2017)

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 : Post Production

Production Info

Genre :Drama
Languages :English
Completion :2017
Release :2017
Status :Post Production

People

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

Story

Synopsis:

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.

Talent

Cast: Art Parkinson
Penelope Wilton
Toby Jones
Ian O'Reilly
Emily Flain
Shooting Locations:Northern Ireland, Canada

Images

Markets

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Awards

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Press

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International Sales

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