About this project
"Wild Home" is a documentary film about Bob and Julie Miner, the incredible animal kingdom they've created, and the extended family of characters who call the place home. Bob Miner has had a rare connection to animals all his life. When he was injured in Vietnam, Bob returned home, where he cared for animals as a form of therapy. The animals slowly brought Bob back to life and he began building his own world with them. Deep in the woods of Maine, Bob and Julie rehabilitate and care for lions, tigers, hyenas, kangaroos, black bears, and over 200 other species of animals.
My brother and I first came to D.E.W. Animal Kingdom four years ago. The next day we brought a camera and we've been filming ever since. We've already captured some amazing scenes and moments, including a baby lion and a baby cougar growing up together as brothers, and the rescue and rehabilitation of an abused tiger. In the film, the events that occur day to day in the park are interspersed with Bob's musings on life and the tours he gives in order to educate the public. Bob's tours have become well known due to his unique perspective on the animals and on society and life as a whole.
One of the greatest experiences of our lives has been knowing Bob and Julie's family and watching them create their own unique world. Wild Home has been a self-funded labor of love since the beginning. As we move forward in production, we need to raise money in order to purchase equipment, including an additional camera and microphone to capture scenes more completely. We also need money for travel, post production, and for entry fees for film festivals as we seek distribution. This film and the people in it have a special place in my heart. They've changed the way I see the world. I hope we can bring some of that wonder to this film. Thanks for coming to our page!
For more information on D.E.W. Animal Kingdom, please visit their website at: http://www.dewanimalkingdom.com/