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Born to be wild – Orang-Outan

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The movie

Born to be Wild 3D is an inspired story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them—saving endangered species one life at a time. Stunningly captured in IMAX 3D, Born to be Wild 3D is a heartwarming adventure transporting moviegoers into the lush rainforests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Birute Galdikas, and across the rugged Kenyan savannah with celebrated elephant authority Dame Daphne Sheldrick, as they and their team rescue, rehabilitate and return these incredible animals back to the wild.


    About the movie makers

    He is a scientist-turned-filmmaker with a Masters Degree in Biology from the University of Alberta and over 30 nature films and science documentaries to his credit. Director of Large Format Films at internationally renowned science center, Science North, in Sudbury, Ontario, Lickley’s interest in natural history has led to a strong conservation ethic in many of his films and a desire to bring wildlife subjects to a wider audience through the IMAX medium. He is currently developing several new projects for IMAX theatres, including “Polar Quest,” “Penguins to the Max” and “Wild China – Land of the Panda.”

    Drew Fellman
    Drew Fellman met his first orphaned orangutan in Borneo while traveling through Indonesian in 1994. Ever since, he dreamed of bringing their story to the big screen. He began his relationship with IMAX working as part of Howard Hall’s diving team on the IMAX films “Under the Sea” and “Hubble.” Working over the last decade as a freelance writer and photographer for a variety of editorial, corporate and NGO entities, Fellman has also developed projects for various film and television companies.
    Additionally, he co-founded a New York online studio in 1998 and wrote, photographed and produced several web-based documentary projects.
    A graduate of UC Berkeley, Fellman has a Masters from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.


    Diane Roberts
    Supervising Line Producer
    Diane Roberts emerged from a background of innovative commercial television and award-winning feature film production in the UK, Europe, Africa and Canada, working with Chris Parsons OBE and Sir David Attenborough, two men who defined excellence in natural history documentaries. 21 She has been involved in producing many IMAX films, most of which are still in release: the Academy Award ® nominated “Fires of Kuwait”, “The Secret of Life on Earth,” shot in 57 locations across the world; “Survival Island,” shot in the South Atlantic; “Rolling Stones at the Max,” shot in four countries, as well as other large format films shown in IMAX theatres: “Wolves”; “All Access, Straight Up”; “Helicopters in Action”; “Journey to Mecca,” which brought specially trained IMAX camera units into the heart of the Holy Kabbah.

    David Douglas
    Director of Photography
    DAVID DOUGLAShas photographed over thirty films for IMAX Corporation and other clients since his first high school multiple-image documentary led to employment at Multiscreen by the inventors of the IMAX® system/fathers of the large format film industry, Robert Kerr, Bill Shaw, Roman Kroitor and Graeme Ferguson. Douglas later spent 18 months training dozens of astronauts to be filmmakers on Ferguson’s IMAX Space Team, supporting their orbital efforts on 14 shuttle flights from mission control, as well as shooting the terrestrial images for the original IMAX space series, “The Dream is Alive,” “Blue Planet,” “Destiny in Space” and “Mission to Mir.”
    As director/cinematographer, Douglas’ credits include large format documentary benchmarks such as Oscar®-nominated “Fires of Kuwait,” which also received the GSTA Maximum Image Award for Best Classic IMAX film; critically acclaimed “Survival Island”; as well as the first IMAX concert feature, “Rolling Stones: At the MAX,” which captures the world’s greatest rock and roll band on their massive Steel Wheels tour and earned a nomination for the GSTA Maximum Image Award.
    His more recent work as cinematographer includes “Ride with the Cowboys,” and the IMAX music documentary “All Access: Front Row, Backstage, Live!” as well as additional photography on the films “Wild Ocean,” “Space Station,” and “Hubble.” He
    also wrote, directed and photographed “Wolves” for the National Wildlife Federation and “Straight Up: Helicopters in Action,” which premiered at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum.
    In 2002, he was honored with the Kodak Vision award, and in 2010 received the IMAX Hall of Fame Award.

    Mark Mothersbaugh
    Mark Mothersbaugh  first came to prominence in the 1970s as lead singer and keyboard player in the progressive new wave/rock band DEVO, which released a series of highly eclectic, satirical albums, including “Are We Not Men?” and “Freedom of Choice,” receiving a Best Video Album Grammy Award nomination in 1985 for “We’re All Devo.”
    He has since composed the music for more than 70 film and television projects, including the memorable theme song and underscore for the popular children series “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse.” Nominated for four Emmy Awards, his more recent television credits include HBO’s “Enlightened” and “Big Love” as well as the series “Rugrats” and the films based on the shows.


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