*A special thanks to Big Life Foundation (www.biglife.org) & Nick Brandt for the additional footage and support. A portion of all proceeds generated from this film will go directly to Big Life so they are able to employ more wildlife rangers in rural Kenya.
"WHY DOES TROPHY GAMES MATTER?"
Wildlife game are going extinct at an alarming rate all throughout Africa. At our current rate, wild lions will be extinct within 15 years. Elephants will be gone by 2025. Rhinos will be gone by 2020.
"Trophy Games" will follow the wildlife rangers that protect the last three wild Northern White Rhinos, we will embed with anti-poaching units at the feet of Mount Kilimanjaro and we will take you into the communities that are living in the middle of it all to see how wildlife conservation effects them. Trophy Games will introduce you to a Kenyan wildlife ranger as he balances fighting the illegal poaching trade and being a father to his children.
A HUGE THANK YOU FROM THE CREATORS
*NOTICE: AS A KICKSTARTER BACKER OF THIS PROJECT, YOUR DONATION IS NOT CHARGED UNLESS THIS PROJECT REACHES 100% OF THE MINIMUM GOAL.
**OUR FILM BUDGET WILL BE TRANSPARENT & AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING OUR SUCCESSFUL KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN
MEET THE CREW BEHIND THE FILM
David Hambridge (director & editor)
Filmmaking has taken David around the globe - working for organizations like PBS' Beat Making Lab, UNC Chapel Hill, Red Hat and others. His editing work has been on display by Discovery Channel.
Jon Kasbe (director of cinematography & editor)
Fresh out of UNC Chapel Hill's School of Journalism, Jon has already been nominated for an Emmy, been named the 2014 White House News Student Videographer of the Year, won a Webby (Documentary Series) along with a handful of other prestigious awards.
Andrew Harrison Brown (writer & producer)
Currently enrolled at Duke University's Nonprofit Management program, Andrew has spent time working in impoverished communities in North America, South America, India, Asia & East Africa. Andrew created the idea of Trophy Games while camping in Kenya's Maasai Mara.
David Shaw (music & soundtrack)
David is the lead singer of the hottest band out of New Orleans, The Revivalists. He will be traveling with the crew to record original music for the film.
Tierney Farrell (director of portrait photography)
Relatively new to photography, Tierney has already made a name for herself having her work selected "Editor's Pick" by National Geographic. Tierney will be creating a high end professional portraits book throughout the filming of Trophy Games - which you can pre-order as a reward (along with other goods) at the $250 level.
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Where is your investment going?
With your support, we will be able to finish this film with plans to distribute via Netflix, iTunes & a number of film various film festivals. Members of our team have a proven track record of doing exactly that. Most importantly, we are in the works of getting the film approved to show one of Kenya's major TV stations to make sure the general Kenya public are able to see this film. We feel like the greatest impact this film could have would result from Kenya's seeing their fellow countrymen risking their lives to protect their country's heritage.
Risks and challenges
We have signed agreements of participation with some of the world's most respected organizations and experts in the wildlife conservation industry. This took talent & drive to accomplish. You can find added assurance in knowing that this production will be done right as they have already vetted our production plans, goals & our professionalism.
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