Brand new, just published on YouTube -- Short (about 2 min.) video
about "Rusti Escapes!" winning Best Short Film at the 2012 Utopia Film
Festival in Maryland.
The trailer for the short documentary "Rusti Escapes!" is now available online. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnODVn4E3uQ
HONOLULU -- Animal Advocate Inc.'s film "Rusti Escapes!" has earned an
official selection to the Utopia Film Festival in Greenbelt, MD.
Entered in the festival's Documentary Shorts category, our film will be
judged against an international pool of competitors and is set for screening
from Oct. 13-21 at several venues within Greenbelt. This is the second honor
our film has received this year after winning an Award of Excellence at the
Best Shorts Competition in La Jolla, Calif.
The Utopia Film Festival is the first international film festival in
Prince George's County. According to its website: "Utopia has sought quality
independent films which reflect the utopian spirit of better living through
film: works that entertain, enlighten, and address such themes as community
building, cultural diversity, social and economic concerns, and
"Rusti Escapes!" chronicles the incredible story of one of Hawaii's most
famous residents -- Rusti the orangutan. A movie trailer is currently in the
works, and will be available online at our website later this month at