Project Wild Thing
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Roxie TheaterSat, May 31, 2014 2:00 PM Not Available
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Film Type:Feature
Topic:Healthy Kids
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David Bond | UK | 2013 | 83 min
Director's Choice
West Coast Premiere

David Bond is a filmmaker and a father. Things have really changed since he was a kid. His children are hooked on screens and don't want to go outdoors. They want iPads, TV and plastic toys. Sound familiar? The marketing departments of Apple, Disney and Mattel control his children better than he can. Determined to get them up and out, David appoints himself as the Marketing Director for Nature. With the help of branding and outdoor experts, he develops and launches a nationwide marketing campaign to get British children outside. Project Wild Thing is the hilarious, real-life story of one man's determination to get children out and into the ultimate, free wonder-product: Nature.

"Enlightening and entertaining. Like David Attenborough and Morgan Spurlock got drunk and had a baby..." ~ Sheffield Doc Fest

Discussion with: David Bond, director [by Skype]

PLUS: Workshop: Connect with your wild side

We all need to reconnect with nature. Spend more time outdoors and remember why nature is so important to us. In Project Wild Thing we see that the spread of screen technology in our homes and on mobile, is keeping our kids - and us - a little distracted. Join us right after the screening for a reminder of the fun and wonder that nature has to hold, right on our doorstep.

You might also like to see Lunch Love Community (June 1) or Lost Rivers (June 4)

Sponsored by:

Wells Fargo

Co-presented by: Friends of the Urban Forest; Children in Nature Collaborative ; SPUR
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Additional Information
David Bond is an award-winning director, producer and writer of documentary, commercial and short film projects for, amongst others, Channel 4 and the BBC. He began his career as a fund manager and investment analyst at Merrill Lynch. He graduated from the Met Film School in 2004 and since then his broadcast films have explored social and political themes. Released in cinemas, shown on Channel 4 and around the world, Erasing David (2010) is David’s first feature documentary. He co-runs production company Green Lions with his creative partner Ashley Jones and is currently in development on several projects including new feature docs, and TV series.