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Sergeant Stubby: An Unlikely Hero Premiere - November 3

Sgt Stubby: An Unlikely Hero premieres at the Veterans Film Festival (Canberra) on November 3

The Veterans Film Festival in partnership with RSL National, is excited to announce the Australian Premiere of the animation feature Sgt Stubby: An Unlikely Hero, (USA, 84mins). The incredible, real-life story of America’s most decorated dog, Sgt. Stubby, shows the world the true meaning of dedication, loyalty, bravery and heroism 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 heart-warming “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, Conn. 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 CarterOcean’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 (GĂ©rard 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, his exploits make the front pages of newspapers across the country and steal the heart of the 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).

For your chance to Win 1 of 3 Family Passes (2 Adults + 2 Kids) to the Australian Premiere Screening of 'Sgt. Stubby: An Unlikely Hero in Canberra on November 3 (4pm), please visit our Facebook Page or Instagram Page and Comment on our Post (21/10/2018).

Entries close 27/10/18 (9pm).

Where: Capitol Cinemas, 6 Franklin Street, Griffiths, ACT, 2603 

For further information and to buy tickets, visit 

About Veterans Film Festival 

The Veterans Film Festival (VFF) is an annual event that brings people together to discover extraordinary stories about veterans, first responders, all who experience warfare and their families.

The VFF offers a meeting ground and artistic platform for veterans and filmmakers to network as creative artists and to engage with audiences of all ages, cultures and abilities.

The Veterans Film Festival is a not-for-profit arts organisation, whose aim is to raise awareness and contribute to our understanding of those who have been part of international conflict.

MEDIA RELEASE, 18th October 2018

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