The Hunt for Justice
Documentary | 1h 16 min | 2021 | 4K
Part thriller, part exposé, the dramatic new documentary, LION SPY- has it all. When a young woman who wants to prevent the extinction of wild lions, decides to create a false identity to portray herself as a "big game photographer" and rather seamlessly infiltrates the male dominated world of trophy hunters in Africa, she inadvertently puts herself at tremendous personal risk. As she explores clandestine operations, alone with men and guns, amidst the isolated African plains she realizes if she is found out she will be killed. What she captures on camera literally takes your breath away. With an outcome no one could have imagined, this is a documentary that cannot be missed.
SAVE THE LION BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE
Directed by: Rogue Rubin
Produced by: David Gross and Rogue Rubin
Edited by: Katie Flaxman
Music by: Brett Rosenberg
AUS/NZ Distribution: Pivot Pictures
Financed with the assistance of: Head Gear Films, Metrol Technology, Kreo Films
The Producers acknowledge the support of the Australian Government through the Producer Offset administered by Screen Australia
WRITER AND DIRECTOR ROGUE RUBIN PRODUCERS DAVID GROSS ROGUE RUBIN EDITOR AND CO-PRODUCER KATIE FLAXMAN COMPOSER BRETT ROSENBERG SOUND DESIGNER KEITH THOMAS ASSG ONLINE EDITOR AND COLORIST MARCUS FRIEDLANDER ONLINE EDITOR JOYCE ESCUADRO EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS CHRIS DEBIEC ARI RYAN URI SINGER LINCOLN BANDLOW JANINE PEARCE BRYCE MENZIES REBECCA RYAN ROBERT "RSNAKE" HANSEN TIM MADDOCKS COMPTON ROSS POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR DAVID GROSS ASSEMBLY EDITOR STEVEN "SPIDER" ROBINSON CONSULTING EDITOR SCOTT GRAY VOICE DIRECTOR DAVID WHITE RE-RECORDING MIXER PETE PURCELL ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS SUSIE ABROMEIT HUMBERTO R GRAY TOM HARBERD ANIMATION AARON MOLES CAMERA OPERATOR ROGUE RUBIN ADDITIONAL AFRICAN FOOTAGE OLLI TEIRILA STILL PHOTOGRAPHY ROGUE RUBIN OLLI TEIRILA LOS ANGELES FOOTAGE ADAM ARNALI AERIAL FOOTAGE JAMES SHUTTLEWORTH MIRIAM VAN ZYL KEVIN KOEKEMOER ADAM ARNALI INTERNATIONAL SALES ANDREW HERWITZ PRESIDENT 'THE FILM SALES COMPANY' AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND DISTRIBUTION PIVOT PICTURES
Although director Rogue Rubin has worked on many academy award winning documentaries, she never felt the need to tell a story she was passionate about. That is until she learned only 21,000 wild lions remained in the world and are on the verge of imminent extinction.
Rogue is best known as a commercial and unscripted director – having amassed a list of exceptional credits, producing and directing television shows and films in Australia and the USA. These include a two hour unscripted Olympic special for NBC, directing roles on the number one unscripted cable show in the USA, writing and directing a short film starring Jon Hamm that screened at Sundance.
Rogue is one of an exclusive group of females who have directed NFL commercials as well as commercials for Jack Daniels, Burt’s Bees, and The Olympic Foundation in the USA.
This is however the first time Rogue was desperate and passionate to tell such a personal story – in the hopes of bringing light to such a hidden secret – with one purpose – to save the lion before it vanishes forever!