It was truly a fun evening with a lot of laughter with Chris Morgan, Joe Pontecorvo, John Taylor, and many others from the BEARTREK family and guests that make it to the party on April 23rd to cerebrate the achievement that Wildlife Media accomplished and keep the spirit of Beartrek high.
The evening was joined by over a hundred guests and fans of bear and BEARTREK. It was a fun evening that brought up a lot of the sweet memories and stories during the filming in Bornean rainforest, Cerah the little sun bears, and the blood sucking leeches.
I would like to take this opportunity to specially thank Chris and John over and over again to feature sun bear and pick me to work with in the movie. I really hope BEARTREK will change the faith of sun bear- the least known bear and a forgotten bear species, so that people around the world will know and help a little bear call sun bears!
Below is a thank you letter from Chris Morgan:
April 24, 2009
What an evening!
On behalf of Wildlife Media staff and board, thank you for joining us in celebration last night. It was an evening to remember. Truly, Wildlife Media (WM) couldn't have come this far without your help and support. So it was a real treat to share the presentation and BEARTREK demo reel with you in a place as fun as the Big Picture.
Speaking of treats, we hope you also enjoyed biologists Robyn Appleton and Siew Te Wong who shared their "bear worlds" with us. Their stories from the field remind us of the importance and benefits of working with local communities on conservation. And their stories are only two of many to be told through BEARTREK.
I'd like to recognize just a few of the people behind last night's event. WM co-founder, CEO, and board chair John Taylor was instrumental in making this celebration happen. Plus, photographer Tim Chandonnet donated his time to capture the night in pictures. To see and purchase photos from the evening, visit Tim'swebsite. Fifty percent of photo sales go directly to Wildlife Media.
One last note: We want to keep you up-to-speed on our work to help fund critical wildlife projects around the globe. So beginning with this message, you'll be hearing more from us on how Wildlife Media and BEARTREK are making a real difference. If you'd like to help spread the word to others, sharing the links below is an excellent place to start:
20-min. BEARTREK demo reel
Wildlife Media website
Thank you again, everyone, for a memorable evening!
Executive Director, Producer
Wildlife Media, including BEARTREK the movie and campaign
Scientist and Conservationist