(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – SEPT. 22, 2020 – American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, today announced the wide theatrical release of its inaugural feature-length documentary, Escape From Extinction, opening in cities nationwide next month through Concert Films, LLC.
The film, which is narrated by Academy Award Winner Helen Mirren, showcases the critical efforts certified and accredited zoos and aquariums are undertaking to preserve millions of species threatened with mass extinction.
Produced and directed by Matthew R. Brady of MRB Productions, Escape From Extinction will open wide in 120 theatres across the country on Oct. 16. Cities include Atlanta, Dallas, Orlando, Chicago, Austin, and Denver, among many others to be announced soon.
Says Executive Producer Dr. Robin Ganzert, Ph.D., president and CEO of American Humane, “We are excited to share ‘Escape from Extinction’ with theatrical audiences across the country. We hope this incredible film will inspire them to take action to protect and preserve critical species on the brink of disappearing.”
Says Brady, “During a year in which we are navigating both a global pandemic and the catastrophic effects of climate change, we felt it was an important time to release this film as it is educational, hopeful, and will resonate with audiences of all ages. This is a great opportunity to get out of your house, and learn about the efforts being made to protect our planet’s endangered species.”
The film is opening in theaters that are following government regulations regarding proper social distancing guidelines.
Proceeds from the 90-minute documentary will go back to American Humane, in helping to further its vital work to protect animals around the world, including saving, sheltering, and improving the lives of some one billion animals each year. Escape From Extinction is the organization’s first foray into the world of feature film.
About American Humane
Founded in 1877, American Humane is the country’s first national humane organization. For 142 years, the nonprofit has pioneered many of the humane protections we have come to take for granted and today works to save, shelter, feed, and improve the lives of some one billion animals around the world. With 91 cents of every dollar spent going directly to programs, American Humane has earned Charity Navigator’s highest “Four-Star Rating,” has been named a “Top-Rated Charity” with an “A” rating by both the American Institute of Philanthropy’s CharityWatch and Great Nonprofits, and was awarded the gold level seal from GuideStar USA. The organization has also earned the Independent Charities Seal of Excellence, was awarded inclusion on Better Business Bureau’s prestigious Wise Giving Alliance Accredited Charities list and was designated as a “Best Charity” by Consumer Reports. For more information about American Humane’s lifesaving work, please visit www.AmericanHumane.org.
About MRB Productions
MRB Productions brings inventive stories and inspired imagery to media platforms around the world. Whether producing a commercial, a feature film, television, digital, live sports or an award show, MRB evolves to embrace a project’s specific needs. We are passionate about what we do and committed to being exceptional. MRB’s most recent feature, All I Wish, with Sharon Stone, Tony Goldwyn & Ellen Burstyn, is currently streaming. Our documentary, Back to Life, premiered on ABC and is currently on Amazon Prime. MRB’s latest films, all festival darlings, are available on streaming platforms. These include The Night Stalker with Lou Diamond Phillips, The Truth About Emanuel with Jessica Biel, & Grassroots with Jason Biggs. In Television, MRB has a decade of experience producing the pre-taped segments and VIP program for ESPN’s ESPY Awards, in addition to producing the Hero Dog Awards for the Hallmark Channel. Additional TV projects include two seasons of the mockumentary comedy show Free Radio on VH1 and Comedy Central and the Webby award-winning series, The Confession, starring Kiefer Sutherland. MRB is also known for sports programming for the Longhorn Network. MRB’s commercial repertoire includes a longstanding relationship with Mattel and collaborations with Periera & O’Dell, Saatchi & Saatchi, and Publicis, for clients such as McDonald’s, Pepsi, Mattel, Lay’s, Foot Locker, Samsung, Nerf, NHL, Smirnoff, Wal-Mart, and University of Phoenix. In the video game space, MRB partners with Ubisoft to produce the Just Dance Kids series. For more information, please visit www.mrbproductions.com.