Comedy - Development 2013

To save his daughter’s job and keep her from moving away, an eccentric chicken farmer teams with his granddaughter to implement his controversial idea—to protect an endangered penguin colony using a troublemaking dog.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Comedy, Family
    • Countries
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Synopsis
    • When eccentric chicken farmer Alan ‘Swampy’ Marsh comes up with the idea to use the dogs that guard his chickens to protect a penguin colony devastated by fox predation, he hopes it will prevent his daughter, who runs the teetering penguin program, from taking a new job in Perth. But the only dog at his disposal is Oddball, a crazy, unreliable mutt with a track record of creating havoc around town. Ridiculed by a deputy mayor scheming to replace the penguins with a whale watching facility, and finding no support from a daughter stung by his unreliability in the past, Swampy teams with his granddaughter to implement the idea in secret, putting him on a collision course with his daughter, the deputy mayor, the community, and his own shortcomings.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jan 01, 2013
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