CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - As Chicago continues to fall victim to
senseless youth violence and record setting crime rates, two film
producers from the south suburbs look to provide their community with
positive messages of community and respect with their new dove seal
family film, My Lucky Elephant.
"This is a film that our kids here need in Chicago in light of all the
gun violence and deaths that have taken place over the last two years
and even this month," said film producer Carey Westburg.
Westberg, who owns the Tinley Park Roller Rink in the south suburbs,
interacts daily with children while managing his rink. With his
business being a major staple of the community for over 50 years,
Westburg felt the need to offer a fresh and unique message to kids in
the community with his new film.
"I wanted to make a wholesome film where kids can learn about good
values, respect, passion, and to just simply get along with each other.
It was important try to create an avenue where families looking trough
a film can do so," said Westburg.
And that he did. Westburg and director Eric Schwab tell the story of how
two orphans, a young boy and an elephant named Lucky instantly bonded
to become best friends and eventually live and work together to stay
alive despite steep hurdles of a hectic new environment. Despite
obvious differences, the two were able to understand one another
through love, compassion and appreciation of their environment.
For the first time, life is starting to pan out for the family deprived
young boy until he realizes his best friend is unhappy. Falling in
love, Lucky longs for a family life with his companion. The young boy
is then faced with the possibly of letting go of the only thing that
has gone right in his life for the happiness of his friendly elephant.
"It's a sacrifice of love that really teaches us a lesson about doing
the right thing—even if that means loosing something in return," said
producer Marge Quitter. That's something we hope stays in the mind of
the young ones watching this film."
A film set for kids of all ages, My Lucky Elephant is a film predicated
on good values and an appreciation for one another. 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
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