“Kindred Creatures” will be a feature length documentary exploring the personalities & ways of life of the animals used in animal agriculture. The documentary will explore their personalities, the bonds they share with humans, similarities between them and other animals, and where the animals came from. Kindred Creatures will also focus on a few activists who fight for them. The animals will be filmed around the country in habitats that allow for their natural traits to come alive and flourish.
So far, the film has shot with Spring Farm Sanctuary, Farmaste Sanctuary, Rooster Redemption & Chicken Run Rescue in Minnesota, & Soulspace Sanctuary in Wisconsin. Additional shooting with the sanctuaries will be scheduled.
Mercy For Animals, Direct Action Everywhere, Christine Coughlin of the Humane Society, vegan Chef AmyLeo Barankovich, & Chicken Run Rescue's vet, Dr. Larry, have all been shot with as well.
The end result of the film is to leave the viewers with a positive and hopeful outlook. Ultimately, the goal is to have the audience meet who it is that goes into the making of their food.
A timeline for completion of the film will be the middle of 2019. It will premiere in North Dakota, Minnesota, & Los Angeles. The film will then be submitted to festivals around the country and have a public release after the festival run.