Monday, November 13, 2006

BEARTREK, the movie, takes shape
As many of you know, wildlife cinematographer Joe Pontecorvo and I have been working on the development of a feature film and campaign about the bears of the world called BEARTREK. The plan to make BEARTREK a reality has come a long way over the last few months. Generous contributions from 30 private donors, one very significant financial committment from our friend John Taylor, and incredibly insightful guidance from Jim Lewis, Bob Yellowlees, and Chris Palmer (Executive Producer) has meant that filming will begin in 2007. But this bear conservation project still needs your help - click here to donate.

BEARTREK is an around-the-world adventure that follows my motorcycle trip to some of the planet's wildest corners. Some of the 5 or 6 locations we're currently considering include Alaska, Mongolia, Borneo, India, Peru, Spitsbergen, and Canada - places where incredible stories can be told - about bears, and about those people who've devoted their lives to studying them. It's also about the colorful human cultures that surround bear habitat too. Here, the journey becomes the story too.

BEARTREK is going to break the mold. First of all, it's a non-profit project - all for the benefit of conservation. In fact, in addition to the film production costs we're raising, we are also generating dollars for the bear conservation, research, and education projects that will be featured in the film. All profits will also be pumped right back into conservation.

It's a grand plan, and only the big screen can accommodate such an epic story! For more information, or to make a tax-deductible donation see our website at: or Click here for a 2 page (1.5mb) pdf about BEARTREK

For a quick account of how BEARTREK evolved, click here.

Thanks to all those who have supported this project!


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