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The Last Animals

Director(s):
Kate Brooks
Producer(s):
Kate Brooks, Stephanie Soechtig

Just as viewership of The Last Animals was soaring, a completely unexpected event happened. The film’s distribution agent, Kew Media International Limited, collapsed. Kew’s entities in the UK, U.S. and Canada were placed into administration after the company misappropriated filmmakers' royalties and misled IPO investors with misinformation.

With Kew’s demise hundreds of films and documentaries in its portfolio were pulled down from Netflix, Hulu and other viewing platforms. For months we have been fighting to protect The Last Animals' IP and copyright as registered with the US copyright office throughout Kew’s tumultuous administrative process. We are now working to get the film back in full distribution in an effort to regain the momentum of our impact/outreach campaign that helped lead to changes in legislation around the world.

The Last Animals helps explain the impacts of wildlife trafficking. We know that when the film was available, millions tuned in to watch. We now need one final push to get over the last hurdles to make sure that the important message is available again and continues to be heard. As the film highlights, only through honoring nature and protecting biodiversity on the planet will the human species survive. The Covid-19 pandemic is the result of wildlife trafficking and the inhumane treatment of animals.

Under the CARES ACT charitable contributions are now 100% tax deductible. Any and all donations will help The Last Animals will help as we put the film back in front of viewers.

In the meantime, we ask that anyone who wants to watch the film do so through our wonderful educational distributor GoodDocs.net while we work to get the film redistributed via Netflix, Hulu, iTunes and Amazon Prime through the appropriate streaming option: https://gooddocs.net/products/the-last-animals

Thank you as always.

Kate Brooks

- To learn more about the Cares Act, visit
https://www.fidelitycharitable.org/articles/what-the-cares-act-means-for...

- To learn more about the Kew Media, visit

Kew misappropriated filmmakers' royalties (https://deadline.com/2020/05/kew-media-distribution-owed-14m-to-clients-...)

Kew Media Collapsed Owing $13M To Clients (https://deadline.com/2020/05/kew-media-distribution-owed-14m-to-clients-...)

Kew Media's financial reports have been withdrawn (https://realscreen.com/2020/01/15/kew-auditor-grant-thornton-llp-withdra...)

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