Global Screen has picked up worldwide distribution rights to English-language live-action family movie “Oddball.”
Pic stars Sarah Snook, who will be seen next in Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs movie. Shane Jacobson (Australian break-out hit “Kenny”) and Alan Tudyk round out the cast.
Pic tells the true story of eccentric Australian chicken farmer, Swampy Marsh, who places his friendly but clumsy sheepdog on an island off the coast to protect a Fairy Penguin population that is being endangered by foxes.
It is directed by Stuart McDonald, and produced by Richard Keddie, who produced Cate Blanchett starrer “Little Fish” and Ronan Keating’s musical film “Goddess,” and Sheila Hanahan Tailor. Production companies are WTFN/The Film Company, Practical Pictures and Kmunications. Pic was supported by Screen Australia, Film Victoria and Fox Intl. Channels.
“Oddball,” which is in post-production, will be released in Australia by Village Roadshow later this year.