KNOXVILLE, TENN. – December 21, 2022 – Rescue Doc Films, a Knoxville-based video production firm led by Michael Samstag and Josh Gildrie, applauds the signing of the bipartisan Big Cat Public Safety Act, H.R. 263, by President Joe Biden on Tuesday afternoon. Thanks to the tireless work of big cat advocates across the country, the Big Cat Public Safety Act passed the Senate with unanimous bipartisan
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Postproduction on The Hidden Tiger By Jan Klier I had the pleasure of working with Michael Samtesto on numerous occasions over the years. During lunch he mentioned his travels and work on Hidden Tiger. Several months later, after the edit was locked Michael asked me to come on board to polish the color of the film. Which was my pleasure. Of course, this all was
In this post, Documentary filmmaker Michael Samtesto outlines the documentary storytelling technique used in the Hidden Tiger to give tigers the voice they deserve. The Hidden Tiger is Samtesto’s fifth feature length documentary in distribution. Let’s jump in! Let me be clear--tigers are EXCELLENT communicators. They chuff, roar, and have an extensive and bizarre range of vocalizations. In fact, I’d go so far to
Carole Baskin working on new documentary focusing on big cat conservation The former "Dancing With the Stars" contestant is teaming up with Knoxville, Tenn., filmmakers to make a documentary about big cat conservation and the cruelty of keeping them in small zoos and parks. Baskin said she felt like the Netflix show was a missed opportunity to do important work. She wanted to do the series to expose how
We spoke to Carole Baskin, who said this Knoxville-led tiger film can be 'Earth changing' Ryan Wilusz, Knoxville News Sentinel Carole Baskin, an activist for big cats, sat down and binge-watched "Tiger King" on Netflix just like everybody else. The end product, which she believed would resemble a "Blackfish" for tigers, had almost nothing to do with saving big cats, she said — a real "missed opportunity" for the film that