"Did you ever hear the story of how the chickens saved my life?" This visually lush, ambitious and sweepingly hopeful short film is inspired by the extraordinary true story of a brilliant young poultry scientist in WWII Canada.
At the cusp of the Invasion of Normandy, devoted artillery lieutenant Fred Conrad's train comes to a screeching halt when he is ripped from the sides of his brothers and sent home to lead the Canadian push to cope with a massive wartime food shortage.
Though devastated at first, Fred, with the help of his loving but no-nonsense wife Hilda, turns a misfortunate change-of-plans into a career in humane poultry science that proves to hold meaning and purpose beyond his wildest dreams. Dinner with Fred is a captivating tale of what it means to serve one's country, even in unexpected ways.