ANIMAL ACTORS TIMBER AND AURORA FILMING ‘HOW WILL WOLVES SURVIVE?’
IN WESTERN CANADA WITH WILDLIFE FILMMAKER MATTHEW TODD PAPROSKI.
IT DOCUMENTS JOURNEY OF TWO RESCUED WOLVES GOING TO AURORAFEST & BEING AMBASSADORS FOR THE WORLD WOLF CAPITAL- THOMPSON, MANITOBA.
Drumheller, Alberta, Canada: President of Starland Studios Matthew Todd Paproski is very pleased to announce, “filming has commenced on ‘How Will Wolves Survive?’ after ten years raising wolves for it”.
(Grammy Award winning Los Lobos said will provide their song ‘Will the Wolf Survive’ to soundtrack)
The film tells the story of wolves Timber and Aurora being saved from being trophies at a game hunting farm and how they end up helping trigger an eco-tourism economy that benefits the people of the North.
A drone is being used for the opening aerial shots of the prehistoric Drumheller Valley, following the Red Deer River and revealing Timber and Aurora in their enclosure at Starland Studios (see attached pic). It follows Matt and crew driving trucks with an animal trailer across the prairies to Thompson, Manitoba. It will be intercut with footage of the wolves being raised and about issues threatening this keystone species.
An indigenous elder woman will smudge the enclosure at the Boreal Discovery Centre before the wolves are released into it. At opening of AuroraFest 150 (September 16-24), tribute will be paid by dignitaries and Spirit Way volunteers to the wolves for being ambassadors of Thompson, Wolf Capital of the World.
During Wolf Week, educational ‘Walk n’ Talk’ guided tours introduce visitors to Timber and Aurora.
A screening will be held of Paproski’s film Cougar Crossings and pilot of TV series Wildlife Wranglers,
as well as Wildlife Filmmaking and Animal Care Workshops and a presentation at an Elders Banquet.
Past Grand Chief Phil Fontaine leads a wolf howl with local leaders and discusses finding commonality.
He says indigenous people understand how to conserve wildlife and want to share this with the world.
It is ironic despite our threat to wolves, Timber and Aurora are trying to help us by bringing us together.
A music video of ‘Mahagan’ featuring Timber and Aurora is being made with the ‘Moody x2’. Two Cree women, Natashia and Alexandria Moodie, sing how like wolves, we are “stronger together than apart”.
Their struggles alone in life are compared to lives of two lone wolves, until the sisters and wolves reunite.
The sisters end up performing the song in front of 1,000 people of all ages, gender, races and religions.
An attempt will be made to break the Guinness World Record of 804 ‘People Howling like Wolves’ with plans to get participants from the community stand in the shape of a ‘wolf head’ and film it from above
After AuroraFest, the film will share opinions from experts about efforts being made and solutions being pursued to save both wild and captive wolf populations to ensure bio-diversity and preserve gene pools.
We need to know “how will wolves survive?”- to know how humans will survive as the planet evolves.
Paproski wants to inspire people with this true story and show wolves and humans can help each other.
Matthew Todd Paproski is a respected filmmaker of TV specials Fire Attack with host William Shatner and Cougar Crossings with music by David Bowie; host of TV series Wildlife Wranglers in Canada, Europe, Russia, Africa, Israel and the Middle East; & founder of Starland Studios in Drumheller, Alberta.
Versions will be edited for a feature documentary, 2 x 1-hour TV episodes, web series and social media.
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