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Pelican Dreams (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $0Details
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Domestic DVD Sales $28,094 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $28,094
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What's it like to try to get to know a flying dinosaur? Filmmaker Judy Irving follows a wayward California brown pelican from her "arrest" on the Golden Gate Bridge into care at a wildlife rehabilitation facility, and from there explores pelicans' nesting grounds, Pacific coast migration, and survival challenges. The film is about wildness: how close can we get to a wild animal without taming or harming it? Why do we need wildness in our lives, and how can we protect it? Pelican Dreams, stars "Gigi" (for Golden Gate) and Morro (a backyard pelican with an injured wing).


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
95% - Fresh
79% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 24th, 2014 (Limited) by Shadow
Video Release: May 7th, 2015 by Docurama Video
MPAA Rating: G
(Rating bulletin 2332, 7/23/2014)
Running Time: 80 minutes
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Keywords: Animal Lead, Voiceover/Narration, Directing Yourself, Nature Documentary, Environment
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Pelican Media
Production Countries: United States


Judy Irving    Narrator
Monte Merrick    Himself
Laura Corsiglia    Herself
Laurie Harvey    Herself
Dani Nicholson    Herself
Bill Nicholson    Himself
Jacky Douglas    Herself
Mark Bittner    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Judy Irving
Producer    Judy Irving
Composer    Bruce Kaphan
Director of Photography-Phantom Camera DP    Josh Morton
Editor    Judy Irving
Additional Photography-Additional Camera    ishan vernallis
Sound Recordist    Mark Bittner
Sound Editor    Samuel Lehmer
Re-recording Mixer    Samuel Lehmer

Limited Releases: Lagging Behind the Competition

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