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RHINO MAN The Movie

$31,190 of $52,000 goal

Raised by 127 people in 5 months
Created July 10, 2018
Team RHINO MAN
on behalf of Global Conservation Corps
We need to finish the production of RHINO MAN, a full length documentary, by raising $52,000 by August 19th, 2018.


THE STORY

We follow the journey, struggle and challenges of a few select RHINO MEN which have varying roles, experiences and responsibilities. Our protagonist Sergeant Anton Mzimba has been a ranger for over 20 years. We learn about his duties, observe him arresting and interviewing poachers, meet his family, and learn about his near-death experiences. Our supporting characters include a young ranger (Wisdom Makhubele) who manages a K9 unit, an ex-military ranger trainer (Ruben de Kock), a world-famous wildlife veterinarian (Dr. Johan Marais), and a young recruit who goes through a grueling ranger selection program.

To complete the documentary, we have returned to the greater Kruger National Park, and are currently gaining more insight into the lives of our primary ranger characters. We will return in the beginning of August, footage secured, and we estimate a post-production schedule of 2 months to produce a rough-cut of the documentary. This will be submitted to premier film festivals around the world.


FUNDING

The amount needed to complete the film is $52,000 and would permit:
Final Editing
Coloring
Sound Mix/Scoring
Marketing/Legal
Film Festival Submissions

Our stretch goal is $72,000 and would permit:
• Advanced coloring
• Enhanced Visual Effects
• A South African tour of RHINO MAN the movie  


REWARD LEVELS

$5 - A shout out online.

$25 - Your name in the film credits as a sponsor.

$75 - A limited edition RHINO MAN movie poster. **

$100 - A RHINO MAN shirt and your name in the film credits. **

$250 - Video thank-you from a ranger and a RHINO MAN limited edition art print. **

$500 - An authentic Eric Kruse or Kate Vannelli art piece.**
*Limited number, act fast!   https://www.katevannelli.com/ //  www.signedinwood.com

$1,000 - 5 minute Skype with a ranger,  a limited edition RHINO MAN movie poster and a limited edition art print. **

$5,000 - A V.I.P. invitation to attend a private screening event of RHINO MAN prerelease, along with a video thank-you from a ranger and a custom art piece.

$15,000 - A donor trip to meet the stars from RHINO MAN for 7 days on the ground including internal transport, meals, accommodation, drives, activities and bush walks (flights, transfers and taxes not included). Plan your experiential South African conservation trip in 2019 - more details to follow . Contact GCC (globalconservationcorps.org/contact/ ) for more information.
*Limited spaces available!

$25,000 - Executive Producer credit plus the donor trip mentioned above.
*Only 2 spots available!

** (Shipping to U.S. Only)
*** All Donations are Tax Deductible

Please help us by sharing our link, www.gofundme.com/rhinoman, with your friends and family in emails, texts, and on Facebook.  Raising awareness is a major way to support us, and we'll update you here as we make progress toward our goal! 

*By donating, you agree to share your contact information with the RHINO MAN team so we can mail applicable donation incentives.

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The Background

RHINO MAN tells the story of South Africa’s brave rangers who are the last line of defense to ensure to the survival of iconic African wildlife. RHINO MAN gives tribute to Martin Mthembu, who trained over 10,000 rangers in the most dangerous parts of Africa, before passing away in 2014. The daily sacrifices rangers make to protect precious wildlife is a human story we must tell.
 
The world’s largest rhino population exists in South Africa. Since 2008, more than 7,000 rhino have been poached, which equates to roughly 3 a day. It is expected that they will go extinct in the wild within as little as 5-10 years. The only reason we still have rhino left in the wild is through the efforts of wildlife rangers, or the RHINO MAN. Without these unsung heroes we would have nothing left to protect, and Africa will have lost one of it’s most important resources.
 

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Join our fight to save the rhinos and help the people of South Africa! Donate now!



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We have passed $30,000! With this amount, we are able to finish post production for RHINO MAN, and it's all thanks to you! We are humbled at the outpouring of support and encouragement we have received, and we want to emphasize how grateful and lucky we are to have you all as our supporters. You are all the BEST!

We're turning donations off now and will reach out regarding incentives and update you all with news in our newsletters as we progress. THANK YOU!
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Four days left! A huge thank you to our donors, you all are making change happen, and we are so appreciative!

We are in the studio getting started with post-production, and we are so excited to share with you what's coming. See the video below for a sneak peak into studio life.

We need, at the very minimum, $30,000, and we are SO close! Only a little over $5,000 to go. Please continue to share, and tell your friends! We can do this!
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We're in the final stretch of our campaign, and have just returned from South Africa. We are so excited to share what we've been working on. Not long to wait now! We want to thank you all for your continued support, please see the video below from our Founder, Matt Lindenberg.

There are only 12 days left in our campaign! We still have a ways to go, so if you hadn't had a chance to share our link, now is the time! We can't do this without you. Thank you so much!
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Today is World Ranger Day! Please help us celebrate South Africa’s brave rangers. Without their work, there would be no wildlife left to speak of. From us on the ground in South Africa, thank you all so much for your support in helping us spread the word about these brave men and women. Please share our link today and mention World Ranger Day!
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$31,190 of $52,000 goal

Raised by 127 people in 5 months
Created July 10, 2018
Team RHINO MAN
on behalf of Global Conservation Corps
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