Emmy nominated Nick Mollé Films has announced the release of their latest documentary, “Nature of the Beasts.” The film explores the sustainability efforts and difficulties for the future of Rocky Mountain National Park. With special attention to the perilous future facing the very popular pika along with many other species in the park, “Beasts,” follows the fascinating premise that as Nick says, “…is the place where art and science confess their secret identity as twins.”
Featuring interviews with several PhD scientists and expert park personnel, the story contends that education is what will save our parks. Whether it be the changes in climate or underfunded management of exponentially increasing visitor numbers, Rocky needs our attention.
Although following critically serious subject matter, the film joins Nick and his camera as he explores the habitats of the wildlife. Beautifully filmed landscapes by co-producer Sean Doherty enhance the experience and the educational impact of this important tour through Rocky and neighboring Estes Park.
The TV edition of this film will be released to over 300 PBS stations beginning in August of this year.
The film premiers on Saturday, June 22nd at The Historic Park Theatre in downtown Estes Park. Doors open for the pre-show party with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar at 7:30 p.m. preceding the movie at 8:00. There will be a question and answer period after the show with the experts who appeared in the film. Contact The Historic Park Theatre for tickets and information. www.historicparktheatre.com