OUR PASSION PROJECTS
BONDING WITH GIANTS
Documentary Series - Five average millennials on an epic journey to Kenya, where they come face-to-face with elephants and the dedicated people who protect them. Guided by a series of world-class experts, the cast develops a profound respect and understanding of Kenya's elephants while overcoming incredible obstacles and forming deep friendships.
Set in stunning locations, including the Sheldrick Elephant Nursery, Tsavo National Park, Samburu, Amboseli Lake/Desert, Bonding with Giants pushes the millennials to their physical and mental limits in an exciting style that is entertaining, provocative, and enlightening.
at the edge of the world
Feature Documentary - With one ship (The Farley Mowat) too slow to chase down the whaling fleet, with their second ship (The Robert Hunter) unsuited for Antarctic ice conditions and with no country supporting their efforts to enforce international law, the situation becomes increasingly desperate in this real-life David-vs.-Goliath adventure.
HOW I BECAME AN ELEPHANT
Feature Documentary - Winner at the 2013 Jackson Hole Wildlife FIlm Festival, How I Became An Elephant is more than just a film. It's one girl's story... which led to a movement, which led to a continuing plan, to save a species... which then led to YOU.
When Juliette West set out on a quest to educate herself she got far more than she bargained for. How I Became an Elephant follows this wide-eyed fourteen year-old from suburban California on her quest to save the world’s largest land mammals; a quest that takes her halfway across the globe and face to face with the gentle giants she aims to save.
TOUR OF THE DRAGON
DOCUMENTARY - HRH Prince Jigyel Wangchuck conceived the first Tour of the Dragon in 2009 as “a friendly group ride” with 23 of his cycling buddies – which included Bhutan’s current Prime Minister. Hailed by the New York Times as the “world’s toughest single-day bike race” the Tour of the Dragon is unlike any course on earth - with 166 miles of all-terrain, under-construction roads - more than 18,000 vertical feet of ascent, and then descent- with an average riding elevation over 5,000 feet, its easy to understand why locals call it ‘The Death Race.'
Alternative Escapes and Rattle the Cage are currently seeking a production partner and sponsors to create a full-length documentary film on the upcoming 2017 Tour of the Dragon in the Kingdom of Bhutan.
In this Series Rattle The Cage and Francois Odendaal takes four lucky Taiwanese kids on a crazy adventure into Taiwan's wilds.
THE KENYA IVORY BURN
Documentary Series for Social Media - in association with WildiZe Foundation. On April 29, 2016 Kenya destroyed 103 tonnes of contraband ivory and 6 tonnes of rhino horn. It was to send a resounding message to the world that ivory is worth more on the elephant than in a shop.
the dandelion project
EP1: GROSS ANIMAL HAPPINESS - Documentary Character Reel - Nestled between China and India in the foothills of the Himalayas, the Kingdom of Bhutan has been described as the real Shagri-La. But as ancient cultures and traditions merge with modern technologies and sensibilities, Marianne Guillet serves an unlikely clientele: the thousands of animals who roam the quaint mountain villages and sprawling cities of Bhutan. In her mountain-top lab, Marianne treats all creatures great and small. Aided by her assistant, a monkey named Sister Namgay, for Marianne everyday is an adventure, with all of the potentials for triumph and heartbreak that adventure entails.