Sgt. Stubby: An Unlikely Hero


Richard Lanni, Ireland, UK, USA, France, Canada, 84′

The true story of a dog decorated for bravery – Stubby saw action in the trenches of wartime France, saving lives by alerting the soldiers to the clouds of gas rolling in. Rendered in a nostalgic colourised style, the tale of a young man going off to war is given a twist when a stray dog he befriends hitches a lift on the troopship and ends up in the platoon. The hound soon becomes a hero – on daring missions across enemy lines to get vital intelligence a village is saved from capture and Stubby wins the hearts of the local damsels, one of whom knits him a cape. Gerard Depardieu voices the hilarious chef-turned-soldier Gaston but it’s the newly promoted Sgt Stubby who steals the show.

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Richard Lanni has produced, written and directed for cinema, television and home media – and is the founder of Fun Academy Media Group, Ltd., operating from his homes in Cork, Ireland, and Normandy, France, with production and distribution offices headquartered in Columbus, Ga. Prior to Fun Academy, Lanni found success in documentary. His series The American Road to Victory tells the story of three key engagements in the European theater of World War II from the perspective of the G.I.s and is to date the most aired WWII series of all time on American public television with over 6,000 broadcasts since 2012.








Director: Richard Lanni

Producer: Laurent Rodon, Emily Cantrill

Camera: Mikros Animation / Technicolor

Editor: Mark Solomon

Sound: Technicolor

Music: Patrick Doyle



Saturday 21st July, 10.30am, The RoadHouse Cinema


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