Disney’s 'The Lion King' roared through its second weekend in Australia as the studio smashed its own annual global box office record set in 2016.
Narrated by Dan Aykroyd 'Defend, Conserve, Protect' pits the marine conservation group, Sea Shepherd - a passionate group of eco-activists - against the Japanese whaling fleet, in an epic battle to defend the majestic Minke whales of the Southern Ocean. More than just a battle on the high seas, the film is also an exploration of global marine activism, the importance of the world’s oceans and the crucial role whales play in maintaining global temperatures.
Stephen Amis’ film examining the long-running campaign to stop Japanese fishermen killing whales in the Southern Ocean was named best international feature documentary at the American Documentary Film Festival.
Before, during and after making the comedy 'The BBQ', director Stephen Amis and executive producer Tait Brady shot a feature documentary on a rather more serious topic: the long-running campaign to stop Japanese fishermen killing whales in the Southern Ocean.
“Sophisticated product placement" contributed nearly $1 million to the film's $3.7 million budget.
The feature will begin shooting on Feb 6.
The indie film premieres Friday in Perth and plays Puchon before releasing worldwide.