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Andrew Malcolm Films

Andrew Malcolm Films is an award winning travel and wildlife documentary production house based in Washington DC.

SAVING GIANTS

Our most current project is SAVING GIANTS, in conjunction with the  Wildlife Emergency Fund, and many notable South African Conservation groups, Saving Giants follows conservation icons as they embark on daring wildlife interventions. Their two most recent projects are "Malelane", the story of the attempt to rescue five African elephants before they are shot. And "Coming Home: The Mpilo and Makhosi Story" about the translocation of two juvenile Southern White Rhinos, one of whom was orphaned through poaching. ​


SAVING GIANTS PRESENTS:

COMING HOME: THE MPILO AND MAKHOSI STORY

Winner of the 2021 International Wildlife Film Festival AUDIENCE AWARD, COMING HOME is a documentary feature about the translocation of two orphaned rhino calves in Zululand, South Africa to the Somkhanda Community Game Reserve. A dedicated team of conservationists from multiple organizations spent four years hand rearing, and protecting Mpilo and Makhosi for their eventual re-wilding in the African bush.


For Makhosi, Somkhanda would be a new home. For Mpilo, it was a return to the place of his birth. In 2017, Mpilo's mother was a victim of the rhino poaching crisis. Mpilo was left next to the body of his dead mother for days before being found and rescued. Coming Home is a film which attempts to show the realities of what tragedies have befallen Africa's natural heritage, and those passionate people who have dedicated their lives to its restoration and protection.

Festivals:

2021 International Wildlife Film Festival AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER

2021 Flickers Rhode Island Film Festival

SEMI-FINALIST

2021 Portland Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION

2021 Wildlife Conservation Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION

2021 Gold Movie Awards

OFFICIAL SELECTION


SAVING GIANTS PRESENTS:

MALELANE

Saving Giants presents "Malelane", the story of a historic rescue effort to translocate five African elephants from inevitable death.

 

In June of 2020 five elephants broke out of their reserve in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa and began crossing a national highway. This posed an outstanding problem for South African authorities. Do nothing, and it was only a matter of time before a road accident occurred, which may come at the cost of a human life.

 

For the government, two options remained. The first, to shoot the animals. The second, to attempt a lighting fast emergency rescue effort to move the animals to safety.

In an attempt to save the animals' lives, a team of legendary conservationists, including Kester Vickery (Conservation Solutions), Dr. Dave Cooper (KZN Wildlife), Dr. Peter Rodgers, Dereck Milburn (Aspinall Foundation), and bush helicopter pilot Jana Meyer, mobilized a rescue party, with record setting speed. A project which would normally take months to plan, was mobilized in three days. The objective, to solve the problem by translocating the animals to safety before an accident or a rifle did.

 

"Malelane" follows their story of ingenuity and perseverance over those three days.

FILM FESTIVALS:

2023 International Tourism Film Festival Africa

BEST DOCUMENTARY PLATINUM AWARD

2021 Gold Film Awards

OFFICIAL GREEN AWARDS FINALIST

2021 Flickers Rhode Island Film Festival

OFFICIAL SEMI-FINALIST

2021 San Diego International Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION

2021 Wildlife Conservation Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION

2021 Catalina Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION

2021 South African Independent Film Festival 

OFFICIAL SELECTION

DISCOVERY MODE

Discovery Mode follows two travelers for five months throughout South East Asia as they interview 150 millennial tourists from around the world, to learn about the values of the world's most misunderstood generation.

FILM FESTIVALS:

2021 TravelFilm Film Festival

WINNER- BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

2021 Toronto Documentary Feature Film Festival

WINNER - BEST FEATURE FILM

2021 Bronze Lens Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION

2021 NoHo CineFest

OFFICIAL SELECTION

2021 Gold Film Awards

OFFICIAL SELECTION

2021 Philadelphia Independent Film Awards

OFFICIAL SELECTION

2021 Northeast Mountain Film Festival

FINALIST

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Bellevue Forest Reserve Translocation 2023

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Chai Lai Orchid 2021

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Boystown National 2017

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