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