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The Greatest Pet Rescue Movie Ever to Screen in Nova Scotia on August 8, 2010
An American Opera: The Greatest Pet Rescue Ever! will be shown at the the Marion McCain Building on August 8 as a fundraiser for the Disaster Animal Response Team of Nova Scotia. Producer/Director Tom McPhee will attend for a meet & greet and Q&A.
Location: Marion McCain Arts & Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Ave., Halifax, NS
Date/Time: August 8, 2010, Informal reception 6PM, Show-time 7PM
Learn more about the event or purchase your tickets here: http://www.dartns.org/
About Disaster Animal Response Team of Nova Scotia (DARTNS) - We are a volunteer, not for profit society, working under the direction of the Nova Scotia Department of Community Services and Canadian Red Cross, to set-up and run emergency shelters and reception centres for animals affected by man-made and natural disasters.
About An American Opera - In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, America suffered the worst domestic animal crisis in its history. Tens of thousands of house pets were left to perish in neighborhoods all across the gulf. An American Opera (http://www.anamericanopera.com) is an unflinching, operatic vision the human-animal interactions that occurred when the people of New Orleans were forced to evacuate without their beloved pets. An American Opera follows the story of the Pets, Vets, Owners, Officials, Rescuers and Adopters of animals as they all work through the chaos to do what is right only to discover not everyone is working toward the same goal. The film is set against a soundtrack of mostly independent alternative rock. Film is not rated. Recommended for ages 12 and up. http://www.youtube.com/
About World Animal Awareness Society - WA2S.org - The mission of the World Animal Awareness Society is to focus a lens on a wide range of human-animal interactions in order to have a filmed record of our behavior in expectation that it will create a window to observe human evolution. The moving image is arguably the rawest, most powerful educational tool we have to witness our behavioral patterns, attitudes and interactions and aid us in our continued growth. Visit the World Animal Awareness Society website and click donate to support our efforts in the Gulf http://www.WA2S.org
About Tom McPhee - Tom McPhee is the Executive Director and Founder of the World Animal Awareness Society - WA2S.org. He is an award winning producer and director of film, TV, multi-language interactive media, as well as a specialty film/media distributor. He is the owner of two media companies, Cave Studio and Man Smiling Moving Pictures. Tom also served as producer and host/character in 2009 for two animal centric TV shows affiliated with The Pet Network of Canada. Tom traveled to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina to help provide relief to those affected. While in New Orleans Tom discovered an entire world he had no idea existed--a world most people are not aware of---the world of animal rescue. This discovery led to him producing and directing the award-winning documentary An American Opera and set Tom on a quest to witness the many ways humans and animals co-exist. Through the World Animal Awareness Society, Tom scours the nation for stories to film about this relationship. Tom has experience working in post-disaster environments and responds well with impromptu decision making required in these situations. He participates in short course Q&A sessions that involve documenting disasters. Tom recently participated in the relief efforts that occurred shortly after the earthquake in Haiti and is now leading the ALL EYES ON THE GULF Expedition chronicling the effects on Life in the Gulf after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Tom McPhee, 646-546-5640, mycavestudio@
Michelle Way, 310-734-6886, michelle.way@
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World Animal Awareness Society (WA2S.Org), a non-profit, incorporated in the state of Michigan for the purpose of filming contemporary human-animal interactions at the point of intersection, to be shared with the world.