A true story about Allan ‘Swampy’ Marsh (Shane Jacobson), an eccentric chicken farmer who, with the help of his granddaughter Olivia (Coco Jack Gillies), trains his mischievous dog Oddball to protect a wild penguin sanctuary from fox attacks in an attempt to reunite his family, keep his daughter Emily (Sarah Snook) close by, and save their seaside town.

There’s plenty to like in this Australian film about a true story as director Stuart McDonald injects humour and heart into the tale.