CHICAGO, IL, Feb. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - In the midst of an unprecedented
tragedy involving the slaughtering of nearly 40 thousand elephants due
to the resurgence of the illegal ivory trade, comes a new live action
family film, My Lucky Elephant, that further highlights the majestic
appeal of this rapidly declining species.
My Lucky Elephant opens the door to a world rarely captured on screen,
the heart felt relationship and adventure between a boy and an
elephant, both left as orphans.
Movie director Eric Schwab filmed in the forests of Thailand, capturing
the exotic scenery and interactions of Asian Elephants in their own
home. There, he witnessed an undeniable connection between a young
ambitious boy and a heart struck elephant, putting to rest questions on
whether it was possible to film a plot featuring a realistic
relationship rather than training the elephant to fake his actions to
conform to a script
"Once I witnessed the relationship formed between our young character
and the elephant off camera, it was apparent that I needed to keep that
relationship going," said film director Eric Schwab.
A seasonal drought causes Lucky and his boy companion to pursue the city
for greener pastures. Once they arrive, the two quickly find out work
in the city can be lucrative but dangerous. A couple of close
encounters with police and ivory dealers lead them to a new home
outside the city, where Lucky discovers he has a creative talent--and
becomes a master painter.
Despite a good living and a popular job both fought to maintain, a
relationship built on patience and trust is now in jeopardy once the
young boy realizes his only friend yearns for a family of his own. He
faces the dilemma of keeping his loyal elephant around for his own
personal needs, or to selflessly release it to start a family with his
The humanistic traits showcased by the elephants of this film sheds
light on the importance of maintaining the elephant livestock in lieu
of insensitive ivory killing. Illegal poaching has reached its highest
rate in decades according to Forbes, which has caused the elephant
population to drop from 1.3 million to fewer than 470,000 since 1979,
reported by the New York Times.
My Lucky Elephant, in using a family film to show the wonders, majesty
and beauty of this unique animal, draws needed attention to the
pressing need to help save them. For more information on the movie,
which will be available on DVD and VOD on Feb 26th, go to MyLuckyElephantMovie.com.
SOURCE: Rob Amaefule's Office
For further information:
Rob Amaefule 773-606-1885 Rna19999@gmail.com