It was lights, camera, action in 2016 as Belfast Zoo travelled back to the 1940’s wartime when the movie, ‘Zoo’ was filmed onsite. Zoo is due to be released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 29 June 2018.
Zoo is based on the true story of Belfast Zoo’s ‘elephant angel’
In ‘Zoo’, the story is seen through the eyes of a 12 year old boy named Tom who, with the help of his friends, tries to save ‘Buster’ the elephant.
Starring Toby Jones (Infamous, Captain America), Dame Penelope Wilton (Pride and Prejudice, Downton Abbey) and with a supporting cast including Game of Thrones star Art Parkinson and Belfast’s Ian McIlhinney, the £2.8 million film was written and directed by Colin McIvor and produced by John Leslie (who is originally from Ballymoney).
Watch the trailer