The Last Pack

A revolutionary film that will change the future and create awareness for the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf of the American Southwest and Mexico.
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Alan Lacy
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Film
Phoenix, Arizona
United States
1 Team Member

There are only SEVENTY-FIVE wild lobo’s remaining on our planet, and we aim to make a difference!

Brookfield Zoo Lobo's

The Last Pack: A Return to the Wild

We are producing a revolutionary film with one specific goal in mind: to prevent the Mexican wolf from going extinct in the wild for a second time. How can a species face extinction twice within a period less than 100 years? The sad and unfortunate story regarding the demise of millions of animals across the world is also true for the Mexican wolf: conflicts between man and nature. Thanks to many across the country this wolf was rescued from going extinct the first time. In fact we have dedicated this film to the late Carol and Marlin Perkins (Mutual Of Omaha's Wild Kingdom for those who remember!) for their lifelong work and dedication to saving this critically endangered animal! You might ask yourself, how can a film accomplish the goal of saving a species from extinction? The answer is simple, educate as many people as possible on how to co-exist with wolves, and with nature. That is what Marlin and Carol Perkins did, and we aim to preserve their legacy!

We are a film team of two, myself Alan Lacy, and cinematographer Dean Cannon. Together we will bring to light the Mexican wolf as never seen before. Dean is an exceptional videographer, who has filmed around the world for clients such as:

Dean brings a high level of experience and expertise to ensure that we capture the best moments, the elusive shots, and the highest level of cinematography around. I first learned of the Mexican wolf after volunteering at a wildlife rehabilitation center in North Scottsdale in the State of Arizona. They were reintroduced to the wild in 1998 after over 30 years of extinction in the wild. 15 years later and a lot of slow, painstaiking work, only 75 wolves roam free. I decided something needed to happen, and began researching how to make the biggest impact. Afer talking with ecologist and host for the PBS Nature show Chris Morgan, I learned of the power of film and it's amazing ability to help reach people across a wide sprectrum: something desperately needed for these wolves. Now, with your help, we can make this film happen!

 

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Our Goals:

By supporting this project, you will in essence be restoring the voice of the "lobo" by empowering this project to help educate others. This project will be a short 15 minute film that will be used in classrooms, wildlife facilities, and screenings across the country to generate as much awareness as possible. This film isn't only about the Mexican wolf, it is about restoring the balance of nature: restoring the wild. Here are our goals for this film:

  • 10-15 minutes in length for educational use.
  • Education in classrooms, including curriculum.
  • Assist with awareness and education with those involved in Mexican wolf recovery.
  • Multi-media outlets for greater public outreach, and understanding of wolves.
  • Bi-lingual narration for the same approach in Mexico to assist with their recovery efforts.
  • Film screenings for public awareness and education across the wolf recovery area.
  • To give back to conservation efforts currently underway to recover the Mexican wolf.

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What We Need

We have already filmed several segments for this film, and are excited about our next goals! We are asking for your help so that we can travel back into the Wolf Recovery Area for a period of 1 week. I want to capture amazing footage of Mexican wolves in the wild, and to do this we need to spend as much time in the wilderness as possible. This gets expensive, especially when the cameras are rolling days on end. We have a relatively low budget as far as wildlife documentaries are concerned, but it is still a significant amount. We need to cover our traveling expenses, gear, rental equipment, a couple nights of lodging, fees, and food. Perhaps you would like to sponsor one of these items for us? Here’s how it breaks down:

The budget includes the following expenses:

  • Rental Equipment: Cameras/Lenses/etc
  • Filming Permits
  • Travel Expenses
  • Location Costs
  • Insurance
  • Post Production
  • Distribution Costs

 

Total Budget:                                $35,000.00

These funds will help ensure that the we can generate as much awareness as possible for the Mexican wolf, ensuring the success of their future. Remember, this is a film that will be used to help educate as many people as possible on ways to coexist with wolves. $35,000 is a small amount compared to the alternative of losing a species to extinction once again.

M1133 and F1108 Heading Into The Gila

How You Can Help

We need your help to raise the necessary funds to finish this film. Take a look at our perks and find the one that you like best and become a member of our pack! Any amount helps! We also would love to have your help in sharing this campaign with your friends, family, co-workers, church members, relatives, and long lost cousins! If you are not in a spot where you can currently contribute to our campaign but want to do something, take action and help us spread the word! These wolves need a voice in the wild, and through this film, we can provide that voice!

One Of Our Great Perks!

We have added a new perk to our campaign! Artist Ernya Hilton from the Netherlands has kindly donated her time and talents to The Last Pack. She has painted a wonderful representation of a wolf inspired by our campaign to help save the Mexican wolf! You can own a print of her painting for a simple donation of $35 USD! You will also receive the DVD of the film once it is completed as well! Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity! Check it out!


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$9,710USD
raised by 191 people in 1 month
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$35,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on October 15, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $5USD
    Wolf Pack

    Donating $5 will register you for email updates on the film, as you become a voice for The Lobo!

    14 claimed

    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $10USD
    Lobo

    A thank you email from the producer.

    16 claimed

    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $25USD
    Pup

    DVD (soft cover) of the film and a thank you email from the producer along with a 5×7 print of a Mexican wolf.

    54 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $35USD
    "Timber Wolf"

    - Print of Ernya Hilton's painting "Timber Wolf" - DVD Soft Case - Thank you email from the producers

    8 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $50USD
    Juvenile Wolf

    - DVD With Hard Case - Info Booklet on The Las Pack w/ photos - Photo 5x7 Matted print

    21 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $100USD
    Adult Wolf

    - DVD Deluxe Kit - Listed on Website as a supporter - 10x14 Print of Choice (From Brookfield Zoo Gallery)

    11 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $100USD
    Adult Wolf (With Info Booklet)

    - DVD Deluxe Kit - Info Booklet on The Last Pack w/ photos - Listed on Website as a supporter - 10x14 Print of Choice (From Brookfield Zoo Gallery)

    7 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $500USD
    Omega Member

    - Ending Film Credits - Listed on Website as Supporter - DVD Deluxe Kit - 10x14 Matted Print of Choice (From Brookfield Zoo Gallery)

    5 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Beta Member

    - Early Access to Online Screening - Ending Film Credits - Listed on Website as Supporter - DVD Deluxe Kit - 16x22 Print of Choice, Custom Framed to 22x29 (From Brookfield Zoo Gallery)

    0 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $5,000USD
    Alpha Member

    – Host a Film Screening that gives back to Mexican Wolf Recovery - Work with the Producers to plan a film screening in your hometown where all proceeds are given back into Mexican wolf recovery. - Beginning Film Credits, listed as major sponsor - Early Access to Online Screening - Listed on Website as Supporter - DVD Deluxe Kit - 16x22 Print of Choice, Custom Framed to 22x29 (From Brookfield Zoo Gallery)

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    Estimated delivery: August 2014
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