Making Lion Ark

About Lion Ark

Lion Ark is a vivid behind the scenes account of probably the most ambitious animal rescue ever undertaken, the finale of which sees 25 lions rescued from illegal traveling circuses across Bolivia being flown to safety in the USA.

Lion Ark wraps up post production

Tony Pattinson finished editing Lion Ark at Marvellous Pictures in Bristol in May, Color work was recently finished at the Prehistoric Digital Studios in Santa Monica, and sound mixed at Wildfire Studios, Los Angeles.  Check the Lion Ark production credits.

Lion Ark sound mix underway

What does Lion Ark have in common with Olympus Has Fallen, The Expendables, and Arbitrage? They had their sound mixed at Wildfire Post Production Studios in Los Angeles.

A labour of love

Lion Ark is built entirely from live action with commentary and reaction from the participants as events actually unfold. Lion Ark Director Tim Phillips describes the painstaking process of constructing the complex narrative.

Be a Lion Ark Contributor Producer

Lion Ark is in the final stages of production so this is your last opportunity to be a part of this incredible film. We are urgently looking for support for the final stages of the production

Filming the world’s biggest lion rescue

It wasn’t just the rescuers that faced the confrontations with angry circus owners, lions in cages that were falling apart, and endured the rain and biting insects…

Who and Where

Where Lion Ark was filmed, its stars and the key people who made it happen…


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