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The Filmmakers


For the Kenyan rhino caretakers whose livelihoods depend on the last male northern white rhino in the world, each day brings the fear that it may be his last.

The Filmmakers


For the Kenyan rhino caretakers whose livelihoods depend on the last male northern white rhino in the world, each day brings the fear that it may be his last.

THE FILMMAKERS

 

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DAVID HAMBRIDGE 

DIRECTOR  |  PRODUCER

David is an award winning commercial and documentary filmmaker currently based NC.  He began filming 'The Last Male Standing' following a successful Kickstarter campaign in May of 2015.  His approach towards documentary work lies in evoking emotion within the highly intimate moments that the characters share with the audience.

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JESSE PADDOCK

STORY EDITOR

Jesse is a writer & adjunct professor at University of North Carolina's School of Journalism.  He carries over a decade’s experience as an editor in nonfiction storytelling. In May 2016, Jesse joined the production as a an editor + additional cinematographer being present for the most formative parts of the film's narrative.

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Allison Hanes

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Allison is a biologist, vet tech, and producer focused on one health conservation. After receiving her MSc in Primate Conservation at Oxford Brookes University assessing disease transmission between humans and mountain gorillas in BINP, Uganda she has worked for many nonprofits across the tropics. Based in Brooklyn, Allison makes films across multiple disciplines including wildlife, science, tech and the arts.

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AMI VITALE

CONSULTING PRODUCER

Ami is a Nikon Ambassador and National Geographic photographer.  She has traveled to more than 90 countries, bearing witness not only to violence and conflict, but also to surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit.  Ami has lent her knowledge, story advisement, and spirit to the production in ways immeasurable. 

'The Last Male Standing' is an independent documentary feature that began production following a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2014. 

©2017 THE LAST MALE STANDING, LLC 

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SETTING


"We heard a baby cry in the bush, he could barely stand.  I was the first to feed him.  He was named Ringo Starr, which represents peace for these rhinos.  Ringo thinks I am his papa."

- JoJo

SETTING


"We heard a baby cry in the bush, he could barely stand.  I was the first to feed him.  He was named Ringo Starr, which represents peace for these rhinos.  Ringo thinks I am his papa."

- JoJo

 

SHORT SYNOPSIS

THE LAST MALE STANDING is an intimate feature-length documentary film that explores the lives of the Kenyan rhino caretakers who watch over the last male northern white rhino in the world.  The story explores three dynamic characters who have budding families that depend on the income provided by the teetering rhino billed as ‘The Ambassador of Extinction’ by mainstream media.  Sudan could collapse any day, as he's on borrowed time at 44 years old.  The film exposes the deep personal bonds between these men and the rhino that their livelihoods depends on - but there is hope.  

Thousands of miles away scientists are developing unprecedented IVF methods that could potentially save the northern white rhinos from extinction by harvesting eggs from one of the only two female northern white rhinos remaining in the world.  The film bears witness to tragedies of both humans and animals lost and the last ditch efforts to resurrect a species that would otherwise become extinct without these scientific measures underway. 

THE LAST MALE STANDING takes a more evocative & human experiential approach towards illuminating the livelihoods surrounding a modern tragedy of looming extinction while scientists race behind the scenes to potentially emerge as the saviors of the northern white rhino species.

 

 
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SUPPORT


"We will be the last caretakers to have looked after the northern white rhinos."

- James Mwenda

SUPPORT


"We will be the last caretakers to have looked after the northern white rhinos."

- James Mwenda

SUPPORT CONSERVATION THROUGH FILMMAKING

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

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REAL LIVES, REAL IMPACT:

High impact documentaries can make an incredible difference.  That's a fact.  We admire 'the Virunga model' when it comes to the relationship between wildlife caretakers & the animals they protect or 'the Restrepo model' when it comes to earning trust from your characters by embedding with them.  When you support The Last Male Standing, you are supporting intimate documentary storytelling from the ground level.  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 ground team, ones that will outlast the production of this documentary. Our story reflects that.

WHAT THIS FILM ISN'T:

You will not hear a voice-over rattling off extinction statistics that you've likely heard about in news headlines.  We decided to take a much more human approach to this story making it about the people and livelihoods that surround the northern white rhinos as well as the science that could potentially save them.  We think that by identifying with the film's characters in a meaningful way and creating a connection with the audience will evoke a much more impactful and assertive emotional response.

WHO BACKS OUR FILM:

We are an independent documentary film supported by Southern Documentary Fund (501c3). A percentage of all donations made to 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. Click here to learn more about our partners and how you can become involved.  We would love to hear from you!

 
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Join Us


"Every time Sudan looks at us, it's like we are staring in the eyes of extinction ."

- James Mwenda

Join Us


"Every time Sudan looks at us, it's like we are staring in the eyes of extinction ."

- James Mwenda

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Contact Us


Contact Us


Contact Us

For partnership, sponsorship, press, event and screening inquiries please email our producing staff.

Allison Hanes:  allison@thelastmalestanding.com

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LOCATIONS:

64 S. Elliott Pl. Brooklyn NY 11217

4101 Lake Boone Trail # 300
Raleigh, NC 27607
USA