Based on a true story, 12 year old Tom (Art Parkinson) and his misfit friends fight to save Buster the baby elephant during the air raids on Belfast in 1941.


Winner of the Youth Jury Prize for Best Films4Families Feature at the Seattle International Film Festival

TIFF17 Official Selection

Official Selection – Giffoni Film Festival

Giffoni Official Selection

Official Selection – Chicago International Film Festival

Chicago International Film Festival Official Selection

Official Selection – Stockholm International Film Festival

Chicago International Film Festival Official Selection


“A heartwarming, family-friendly film… a lovely, true-life memory piece” – Gary Goldstein, The LA Times

“A thrilling adventure for all ages… a lovingly crafted film with a big heart” – Justin Lowe, The Hollywood Reporter

“An unlikely family film, one that will delight” – Peter Debruge, Variety

“One of the sweetest, most touching, heartbreaking and uplifting movies of the year” – Rick Bentley, Tribune News Service

“A family film for the ages.” – Frank Lovece, Film Journal

“A heartfelt feel-good film” – Ashley Menzel, We Live Entertainment


UK Distributor:

eOne (Release : 8th June 2018)

US Distributor:

Samuel Goldwyn (Release: 29th June 2018)


Director: Colin McIvor
Writer: Colin McIvor
Producers: Katy Jackson
John Leslie
Dominic Wright
Jacqueline Kerrin


Penelope Wilton (Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The BFG)
Art Parkinson (San Andreas, Game of Thrones)
Toby Jones (The Hunger Games, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)
Barry Ward (Jimmy’s Hall)
Amy Huberman (Bachelor Weekend, Stella Days)
Ian O’Reilly (Moone Boy)


Family Adventure