Lion Ark

Action adventure documentary; 25 circus lions rescued from Bolivia; live action told by rescuers. Compelling story about the human spirit and changing minds.
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Jan Creamer
Film
Los Angeles, California
United States
2 Team Members

Short Summary

Lion Ark follows the world's most ambitious and daring animal rescue; narrative compiled from interviews, conversations and the reactions of participants as events actually unfold. A shocking undercover investigation leads to a ban on animal circuses in Bolivia. But the circuses defy the law. The team behind the investigation return, track down eight illegal circuses and save every animal. A compelling story of the heartaches and the risks the rescue team face before an inspiring finale. Beautiful and dignified, the world's most feared predators meet the human bravery, compassion, camaraderie, humor and determination that made a difference. How a poor but proud country said 'no' to cruelty and a personal insight into how a small band of people changed attitudes across an entire continent.

What We Need & What You Get

The Lion Ark movie was completed in June 2013 with a running time of 97 minutes.

We need funds to complete the professional versions needed for cinema and film festivals – the Digital Cinema Package & HDcam outputs, final credits, final color works and mastering (approx. $20,000).

We will need posters, press packs, entry fees and a promotional campaign to get Lion Ark to the major U.S. and international film festivals from late summer 2013; we're looking to get distribution (approx. $25,000).

This is a real life get down and dirty action adventure, but a wonderful and inspiring story too, where the world's fiercest predator learns about the other side of human nature.

$500/£320/€375 – Your name in the closing credits as Contributor Producer (must be received by end of July 2013). Your name on the Lion Ark movie website and Facebook pages. A limited edition 'Lion Ark Producer  T-shirt. Invitations to Lion Ark screenings and events, including free and discounted entry offers.
And a very warm feeling knowing you have helped create something special! Especially when you see your name on the big screen!

$65/£40/€50 – Gets your name on Lion Ark Movie website and Facebook.
Plus limited edition 'Lion Ark Producer T-shirt

$10/£5/€7 – Your name on the Lion Ark Movie website and Facebook
 
Any funds left over from Lion Ark will go towards the care of the lions who feature in the film and future rescues. Since Lion Ark, wild animal circuses have ended in Colombia, Greece, Peru, Ecuador and other countries are talking about it.

The Impact

Lion Ark is not only an inspiring story about the human spirit, but a huge social change in human thinking about the other species that share our planet. A fun action adventure with plenty of humor, carrying an important underlying message.

ADI Films is a division of Animal Defenders International (www.ad-international.org), over the past nearly twenty years, we have changed thinking on the use of animals in entertainment. Over 20 countries have ended animal circuses in favor of human circus skills. We have produced many important documentaries and contributed to many TV shows. This is our first feature. See our productions on YouTube through our website.

Other Ways You Can Help

Follow our website and Facebook and if there is a movie festival near you, come and see Lion Ark, hand out flyers, encourage people to support the film!

Share Lion Ark's Facebook stories, Twitter and support the movie and the campaign.

Join ADI – become a friend on our Facebook, join our campaigns, help raise funds with bake sales, street tables, social events, ask local stores to have an ADI day!

And of course, use the Indiegogo share tools to help Lion Ark and ADI.

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$3,185USD
raised in 2 months
7% funded
No time left
Verified Nonprofit
$45,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
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This campaign ended on August 15, 2013
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  • $10USD
    Lion Ark Friend

    Your name on the Lion Ark movie website and facebook

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $65USD
    Lion Ark Champion

    Your name on Lion Ark Movie website and Facebook. Plus limited edition 'Lion Ark Producer T-shirt

    9 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $500USD
    Lion Ark Contributor Producer

    Your name in closing credits as 'Contributor Producer'. Your name on the Lion Ark movie website and Facebook. Limited edition 'Lion Ark Producer' T-shirt. Invitations to Lion Ark screenings and events, including free and discounted entry offers.

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    Estimated delivery: August 2013
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