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'SUDAN: The Last Male Standing' is a feature documentary film with exclusive access that follows the lives of two young, Kenyan recruits that join Ol Pejeta Conservancy's rhino caretaker unit - a small group of rangers that care for and protect Sudan, the last male northern white rhino. With the species on the brink of extinction, our two ranger recruits are mentored by a seasoned elder with an unorthodox approach. Spanning over the course of the recruits' first four years on the job, 'SUDAN' allows viewers to experience the joys and pitfalls of conservation firsthand through the lens of the men that look into the eyes of extinction on a daily basis.

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'SUDAN: The Last Male Standing' is a feature documentary film with exclusive access that follows the lives of two young, Kenyan recruits that join Ol Pejeta Conservancy's rhino caretaker unit - a small group of rangers that care for and protect Sudan, the last male northern white rhino. With the species on the brink of extinction, our two ranger recruits are mentored by a seasoned elder with an unorthodox approach. Spanning over the course of the recruits' first four years on the job, 'SUDAN' allows viewers to experience the joys and pitfalls of conservation firsthand through the lens of the men that look into the eyes of extinction on a daily basis.

THE TEAM

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DAVID HAMBRIDGE | DIRECTOR + Cinematographer

David is an Emmy® nominated cinematographer & award-winning commercial + documentary filmmaker based in the US.  He began filming 'SUDAN: The Last Male Standing' in 2014.

For years David has filmed with the rhino caretakers closest to Sudan at Ol Pejeta Conservancy, empowering their voices and exposing their character during moments of profound love and painful loss.  Upon developing mutual trust and access with these Kenyan men, David wanted to tell this story with an unorthodox style by focusing on the livelihoods and relationships that surround an animal teetering on the edge of extinction. David believes the loss to extinction should be not only be witnessed by the entire world, but it should be felt.  With 'SUDAN' the film, David shares not only the lives of those closest to the last male standing, but the legacy and lessons that will live on well past Sudan's last breath.

 

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ANDREW HARRISON BROWN | PRODUCER + EDITOR

Andrew is an award-winning filmmaker that has traveled the world telling the stories of cultures often overlooked and under-appreciated. As a humanitarian, Andrew stumbled into a film career while working with numerous non-profit organizations in North America, South America, India and Africa. Through this experience, he witnessed how stories told through images transcended barriers and acted as levers for change.

Most recently, Andrew produced WHEN LAMBS BECOME LIONS (Tribeca 2018); Directed by Emmy award-winning Jon Kasbe, Executive Produced by Oscar-nominated Matt Heineman.  WHEN LAMBS BECOME LIONS was a grant recipient of Sundance Institute's Documentary Production Fund Grant in 2017.  Andrew directed, produced & edited his previous project, SOMEWHERE IN BEULAH LAND; an award-winning short documentary.

Andrew is also the founder of Ragtag Tribe Films

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AMi VITALE | SENIOR CONSULTING PRODUCER

Ami is an Ambassador for Nikon and a contract photographer with National Geographic magazine.

Ami’s work has largely been spent in Kenya documenting some of the worlds most endangered animals, most notably Sudan and the last northern white rhinos at Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Her work has been exhibited all around the world in museums, galleries, and part of numerous private collections. She has garnered prestigious awards including the first Magnum Inge Morath grant along with multiple prizes like World Press Photos, the International Photographer of the Year. In 2018, Ami was named as one of the ‘50 Most Badass Women Changing the World’ by InStyle. She is a founding member of Ripple Effect Images, a collective of scientists, writers, photographers and filmmakers with a mission of creating powerful stories illustrating the very specific issues women in developing countries face.

Most recently, Ami helped direct the VR film MY AFRICA (Tribeca 2018, Executive Produced and narrated by Lupita Nyong’o).

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FIONA OTWAY | CONSULTING EDITOR

Fiona is an Academy Award nominated documentary film editor who has worked on many award winning films, one of which was nominated for an Oscar in ‘Best Documentary Feature’ at the 2012 Academy Awards. Most notably, Fiona edited the film ‘Hell And Back Again’ winning Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 Sundance Film festival.

As a filmmaker, Fiona is committed to illuminating perspectives that are often under-represented in mainstream media and loves to craft nuanced, emotionally resonant stories about complex social issues.


'SUDAN: The Last Male Standing' is an independent documentary feature that began production following a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2014. The film is supported by Southern Documentary Fund, a fiscal sponsor based in Durham NC, that champions documentary filmmakers since 2002.

©2018 SUDAN: THE LAST MALE STANDING, LLC 

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SUPPORT CONSERVATION THROUGH FILMMAKING

MAKE A Tax DEDUCTIBLE DONATION TODAY TO HELP US FINISH THE FILM.

REAL LIVES, REAL IMPACT:

High impact documentaries can make an incredible difference.  That's a fact.  When you support SUDAN, you are supporting verité documentary storytelling from the ground level that is intimately exposing what extinction looks like, what it feels like, and if science can defeat it.  Our characters have granted us their personal trust and story-rights founded on multiple self-funded trips back to Kenya until we basically went broke.  We've built lasting relationships with our characters and Kenyan ground team, ones that will outlast the production of this documentary. Our story reflects that.

WHO BACKS OUR FILM:

We are an independent feature film with fiscal sponsorship from Southern Documentary Fund (501c3)A percentage of all donations made to 'SUDAN: The Last Male Standing' go directly towards conservation, particularly in saving the northern white rhinos from extinction. Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a supporter of our film, granting us unprecedented access to the story of the northern white rhinos. To learn more about our partners and how you can become involved visit our contact page at the bottom or at the top.  We would love to hear from you!

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Contact Us


CONTACT US


*PLEASE NOTE: The crew is currently on location filming.  Response times for all inquires may be delayed slightly longer than normal.  Thank you for your understanding.

 

For more information on:

  • Sponsor by making a tax-deductible donation to our film's production via Southern Documentary Fund
  • Exploring a co-production partnership and/or film distribution
  • Media + Press Inquiries

Contact our producer at:  andrew@ragtagtribe.com

Or just fill out the form below, we'd love to hear more from you!

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LOCATIONS:

4101 Lake Boone Trail # 300
Raleigh, NC 27607
USA