Pelican Dreams is a feature documentary starring “Gigi,” a starving young bird who stopped traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge, and “Morro,” an injured pelican who makes friends with a duck.
The film is about wildness: How close can we get to a wild creature without taming or harming it? Why do we need wildness in our lives, and how can we protect it?
Despite being removed from the Endangered Species List in 2009, brown pelicans, like us, face daunting 21st century challenges: the Gulf Oil Spill and other ocean pollution, habitat loss, overfishing, and climate change.
The human stars of the movie – field biologists, wildlife rehabilitators, fishermen, and surfers – help paint a portrait of these endearing, graceful, yet comical birds.
Pelicans need our help, and by supporting this film you can give them a voice!
ABOUT THE FUNDS
Pelican Dreams is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit project, and donations are tax-deductible.
For more information on how we will be allocating the funds, here's a chart that clearly explains how your money will be used:
ABOUT THE PERKS
Here are some of the beautiful perks you could get.
Both posters are designed by Zina Deretsky (www.zina-studio.com)
Risks and challenges
We’re at the end of a six-year production effort, with film shoots ranging from Baja Mexico to the Oregon-Washington border, so there are no risks that we won’t finish shooting. We’ve completed editing to the point of “picture lock,” so there is no risk that we won’t finish editing. We are so close to the end that we even went looking for a distributor. I’m happy to report that Shadow Distribution, the same company that put “The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill” into 500 theaters nationwide, loves “Pelican Dreams” and will distribute it theatrically! We will complete the film this summer and premiere it this fall, following the theatrical run with home-viewing options, national television broadcast, and international distribution. Finally, a $20,000 grant for environmental education, which has already been awarded to Pelican Media by the CA Coastal Conservancy, is waiting for us, pending completion of the film. So really, the only risk is that we don’t raise finishing funds. After that, the film will FLY.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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