Behind the scenes the film has been a collaboration of Cornish talent. The film's Writer and Director, Richard Lanni, is from Angarrack in Cornwall. The Producer, Emily Cantrill, is from Sennen and her husband Steven Cantrill was the Supervising Sound Editor. Plus the Foley Assistant, Alistair Watson is from Redruth along with the voice of Stubby himself in the form of Coral The Dog!
A genuine, four-legged hero and the first canine promoted to the rank of Sergeant in U.S. Army history, Sgt. Stubby shows the world the true meaning of dedication, loyalty and bravery in this thrilling "tail" of adventure for the entire family.
Set against the backdrop of America’s entry into World War I and based on the incredible, true story of the unbreakable bond between a stray dog and a young Soldier, Sgt. Stubby: An Unlikely Hero is a heartwarming “tail” for the entire family.
With the “War to End All Wars” looming, the life of Army “doughboy” Robert Conroy (Logan Lerman, Fury, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Percy Jackson & The Olympians) is forever changed when a little stray dog with a stubby tail wanders into training camp in New Haven, Connecticut. Conroy gives his new friend a meal, a name, a family and a chance to embark on an adventure that would define a century.
Narrated by Robert’s sister Margaret (Helena Bonham Carter, Ocean’s 8, the Harry Potter films, The King’s Speech, Sweeney Todd), Stubby and his new best friend quickly find themselves in the trenches of France. Befriended by French poilu Soldier Gaston Baptiste (Gérard Depardieu, Life of Pi, Cyrano De Bergerac, The Man in the Iron Mask, Green Card), Stubby accompanies the duo along their epic journey through harsh conditions and incredible acts of courage.
As combat rages around them, Stubby keeps the trenches vermin-free, alerts his comrades-in-arms of incoming attacks, rescues the wounded in No Man’s Land and even catches a German spy! Back home in America, his exploits make the front pages of newspapers across the country and steal the heart of the American nation.
For valorous actions above and beyond his small stature, Stubby is recognized as the most decorated dog in history and the first dog promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the U.S. Army, showing the world that the greatest heroes can come from the unlikeliest of places.
Featuring an original score by Patrick Doyle (Brave, Thor, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire).