Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square


Year: 2015
Run Time: 93 minutes


Based on true events, ODDBALL tells the story of a dog who’s bad at herding sheep, but seems to be incredible at protecting penguins. Good thing because on an island just off the coast, a penguin sanctuary is having a serious problem. When foxes start eating the penguins, the sanctuary needs help. And they’re holding out for a hero ‘til the end of the night. He’s gotta be strong and he’s gotta be fast, and he’s gotta be fresh from the fight. Enter: Oddball the dog. Like a white knight on a fiery steed, Oddball, who is mostly known in town for destroying everything in his path, comes to the penguin's rescue, chasing away foxes and helping save the penguin's home. Swampy is Oddball’s owner and the father of the sanctuary's wildlife ranger. And when father, daughter, and granddaughter band together to save the penguins’ home, nothing can stop them. Except maybe Oddy’s penchant for destroying the town’s restaurants. Fun for the whole family, ODDBALL will make you believe in the power of paws … and penguins. –T.W.

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Family Films

Stuart McDonald

A favorite of the Australian Film Institute Awards, Stuart McDonald has been mostly working as a television director, amassing dozens of credits spanning several series.

"Stranded" (2006), ODDBALL (2015)

Richard Keddie, Sheila Hanahan Taylor, Steve Kearney

Peter Ivan

Damian E. Wyvill

Cindy Clarkson, Marcus D'Arcy, Max Miller

Principal Cast
Shane Jacobson, Sarah Snook, Alan Tudyk, Coco Jack Gillies, RIchard Davies, Deborah Mailman

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