Oddball (G) is a true story about an eccentric chicken farmer who, with the help of his granddaughter, trains his mischievous dog Oddball to protect a wild penguin sanctuary from fox attacks in an attempt to reunite his family and save their seaside town.


With a cast of Aussie favourites including Shane Jacobson, Sarah Snook and Deborah Mailman along with a scene-stealing Maremma (Kai, playing the part of Oddball) and some perfect penguins, this is family fun for the big screen.


haven’s junior reporter, Sienna O’Connor, got a red-carpet exclusive interview with star Shane Jacobson, so catch the action on the red carpet!


Is acting a fun career?

Yes it is! I get to pretend to be other people, play dress up, wear make up which sounds a bit crazy and be all types of characters. Most importantly I get to put smiles on peoples faces and entertain – it’s the best job in the world!


Oddball seems like a very naughty dog in the movie, is he like that in real life?

No, Kai is the real name of the dog, he is a very very good dog. Like most dogs hey can all be a bit naughty, as they like to run.  They may try to get out of their yard and run!





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