ZOO

By Colin MCIVOR

RIPPLE WORLD PICTURES LTD - as PROD

True Story - Completed 2018

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

    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • True Story, Family
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Colin MCIVOR
    • Writer(s)
    • Colin MCIVOR
    • Producer(s)
    • Katy JACKSON (WEE BUNS LTD), Jacqueline KERRIN (RIPPLE WORLD PICTURES LTD), Dominic WRIGHT (RIPPLE WORLD PICTURES LTD), John LESLIE (WEE BUNS LTD)
    • 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.
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