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Pelican Dreams (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $0Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $36,750 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $36,750
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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).


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
Captain Jacky Douglas*    Herself


Mark Bittner    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

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

Limited Releases: Lagging Behind the Competition

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