ADVENTURES WITH BIRDMAN SELECTED FOR 2010 GOING GREEN FILM FESTIVAL
- I have shown this film to both Conejo and Ventura Audubon and it was well received and applauded. Thanks Steve for allowing me to post this. Don DesJardin
The Adventures with Birdman: Ecuador-Jocotoco Antpitta has been chosen as an official selection of the 2010 Going Green Film Festival in Beverly Hills! This show was selected as one of only 30 out of more than 500 film submissions in this inaugural year of the festival.
âAdventures with Birdmanâ combines extreme ecoadventure travel with one wildlife cameramanâs personal quest to find, film, and share some of the worldâs rarest, most elusive birdsâ"before they vanish. In the seriesâ first episode, which stands alone as a short film, Birdman searches for the Jocotoco Antpitta, a shy bird not discovered by scientists until 1997. Traveling by plane, by jeep, and on foot, Birdman has to hike as high as 13,000 feet before reaching the densely forested Tapichalaca Reserve. It rains and rains and rains, but Birdman doesnât see a single target bird. He asks a local farmer, Angel Paz, to help, and is able to find and film the Dark-backed Wood Quail...Moustached Antpitta...Yellow-Breasted Antpitta...and finally the Giant Antpitta! Viewers are treated to close-up, high-def views of some of the rarest birds in the world, but the Jocotoco Antpitta remains elusive.
On a second visit, local guides find the Jocotoco using a technique trained scientists would not have tried. Birdman and viewers get astonishing views made possible only by the special relationship the guides formed with individual birds. By the end of this adventure, Birdman has filmed five rare bird species along with Andean condors, several species of hawk, 25 kinds of hummingbirds, a host of other tropical birds, and even howler monkeys. The show entertains and informs viewers and inspires them to take conservation action through an exciting story, engaging characters, and a focus on the successful interaction of people and nature.
VENUE: Writers Guild Theater
135 S. Doheny Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
DATE/TIME: Festival runs April 2 â" 4, 2010 Adventures with Birdman will screen at 12:15 pm on Saturday, April 3
FESTIVAL WEBSITE: http://www.goinggreenfilmfestival.com/
ONLINE FILM GUIDE: http://goinggreenfilmfest.bside.com/2010/schedule/week
Carefully crafted by Cortina Productions to balance adventure, conservation, storytelling, and humor, and co-produced with celebrated bird videographer Tim Barksdale, Adventures with Birdman's Ecuador episode presents one wildlife cameramanâs personal quest to find, film, and share some of the worldâs rarest, most elusive birds.
Birdman (aka Barksdale) seeks to create a lasting record of their behaviors, their songs, and the environments to which they are adaptedâ"before they vanish. Along the way he finds and celebrates unique characters who are interacting with wildlife in a way never before captured on film. The showâs mission is to inform audiences about the unique beauty and importance of birds and other wildlife and inspire conservation action through this revelation.