4x 60 minute episodes. Life in the wild has never been so fragile. The number of endangered species is increasing every year. ‘WildShots With Julia Wheeler’ is a four-part documentary series that follows Australian Photographer, Julia Wheeler, behind the scenes of endangered species conservation. Julia believes that only by uncovering the real human stories at the centre of the global threat to wildlife, can we make any form of long term change.
BEHIND THE SCENES
BEHIND THE SCENES
A short summary of the issue the documentary is addressing
WildShots acts as an educational platform to inform the world of the issues behind the scenes of endangered species conservation and offers the ability for viewers to help. By showing the hidden worlds of poverty, animal trafficking and endangered species conservation - WildShots speaks for those who do not have a voice.
What is the impact vision statement of the documentary?
WildShots will gain press and publicity through an international release across social media platforms, television, film festivals and print media. This will in turn raise awareness. The photographs Julia takes will be sold via her WildShots foundation. Beyond that, WildShots intends to grow into an NGO that will support wildlife conservation and those on the frontline of this issue.
What outcomes does the project hope to achieve from making this documentary?
Wildshots is devoted to sharing the stories of the preservation of critically endangered wildlife; spotlighting the real life heroes who protect them and also inform the audience what they can do to help. This series takes a philanthropic approach that provides the opportunity for anyone to donate funds to missions or initiatives that are filmed as part of the series. For example, WildShots contributed money to pay for a helicopter to speed up the efforts of reuniting a baby rhino with its mother and a lemur capture and release.
How will partnerships with this project help inform the project development?
Audience Engagement and Social Impact
What actions does this project hope for its viewers after seeing this film?
This project aims to make every day people believe they can make a difference and gives them the avenue to do so through wildshots.org.
Measurement and Evaluation
What is the projects indicators for success?
Julia has a relationship with people working in conservation across Africa so she will be able to get direct feedback from them.