Rescue Doc Films
Rescue Doc Films is a non-profit production company creating professional quality advocacy films. Focused on the Environment, Human and Animal Welfare, and the Arts, RDF brings underrepresented issues to the forefront to effect lasting change.
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FIRST RESPONDERS NEED HELP
First Responders are often the only people able to help someone experiencing the worst day of their life. The difference between saving a life and losing one is often a matter of minutes, and that responsibility can take its toll.
An alarming number of First Responders are struggling with this toll. Whether Traumatic Brain Injuries suffered through personal injuries on-the-job or Post Traumatic Stress from years of witnessing the loss of life, many First Responders are now in need of help themselves.
Tragically, more First Responders die by suicide than in the line of duty.
Join us as we follow a former Firefighter and Flight Paramedic as we look for solutions to this complex problem. The final short film will be available on YouTube and shared with First Responders worldwide.
NOT YET FixED
When we released A Southern Fix in 2014, nearly a million unwanted companion pets were being euthanized each year. Thanks to the tireless efforts of rescuers, advocates, and animal advocacy groups, and documentary films that number began to drop year after year until 2020, and the COVID Pandemic.
Due to a pause in spay and neuter surgeries during pandemic lockdowns and the housing instability fueled by end of the pandemic eviction moratoriums, we are now seeing a 37% increase in the first six months of 2023 as compared to the same timeframe in 2022.
What can be done? Join Rescue Doc Films for an inspiring journey that shines a spotlight on the great work being done to put an end to the unnecessary killing of shelter pets.
FEATURES IN THE CAN
THE HIDDEN TIGER
We began the 20th century with over 100,000 wild tigers. We ended the same century with less than 4,000. Hunted, poached, encroached upon and then slaughtered, the wild tigers of Asia are in trouble and face extinction.
But there is a secret number few know: the shocking number of the hidden tigers of North America. There are between 5,000 to 10,000 hidden tigers living in the backyards, roadside attractions, theme parks, zoos, and sanctuaries of The United States alone. Under-regulated, over-bred and often mistreated, these apex predators are born into a lifetime of captivity with a surprising and unintended consequence: their caged existence helps undermine the already difficult task of saving their wild counterparts.
The Hidden Tiger is a global exposé revealing the links between captive tigers and the wild tigers’ possible extinction.
A SOUTHERN FIX
The facts are startling- every year tens of thousands of companion animals are euthanized in the US. That’s too many. But what is the solution? The filmmakers interviewed advocates like Pam Grier, Prince Lorenzo Borghese and Karen Talbot of Animal Aid USA, Animal Rescue Corps, leaders from Young Williams Animal Center, the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, the ASPCA, The Humane Society of the United States, and many others to hear from the frontline of this battle.
Tales in Flight
There are over 400 million dogs in the world, each deserving a loving family and home. But not every dog is so lucky. Every day, tens of thousands of dogs and puppies are lost or abandoned. That ís where heroes from above step in. Pilots from the organization Pilots n Paws donate their time, planes, and fuel to rescue dogs and transport them quickly and comfortably across the many miles to their new life.
The story of Tales In Flight follows the incredible journey these dogs take, from their tragic starts in life to their amazing transformations when they reach their new homes. It also tells the story of the very special people that realize how amazing these creatures are and go above and beyond to save lives. Narrated by Jill Rappaport. Jill Rappaport has worked as a correspondent for TODAY and NBC News for the more than 22 years, the first 15 as entertainment reporter.
Available on YouTube.
SHORTS IN THE CAN
ON THE ROAD: WITH RESCUE DOC FILMS
Follow our progress as we travel from Nepal to Tampa to capture stories that will educate, entertain, and inspire change.
FROM THE HIDDEN TIGER: THE ENVIRONMENTAL INVESTIGATION AGENCY
Join Rescue Doc Films as we travel to London to meet Debbie Banks and learn about the incredible work being done by the EIA.
FROM A SOUTHERN FIX: COMPASSION FATIGUE
CATS, DOGS, AND YOU
Rescue Docs had the unique privilege to film at Tiger Haven for four years for the making of the Hidden Tiger. The Hidden Tiger could not have been made without the generous participation of Tiger Haven.
FROM THE HIDDEN TIGER: BIG CAT RESCUE
FROM THE HIDDEN TIGER: WILDCAT SANCTUARY
If you like what we are doing and would like to make a contribution to our general operating fund–we would certainly appreciate it! These donations go to help pay for web hosting, filming equipment, office supplies, and of course, coffee!
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