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Writers:
Lisa Leeman (written by) and
Cristina Colissimo (written by)
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Release Date:
8 June 2011 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A ten thousand pound love story. See more »
Plot:
Ten years in the making, ONE LUCKY ELEPHANT follows the poignant journey of circus producer David Balding... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
The theme of separation is universal... See more (5 total) »

Cast

 
David Balding ... Himself
Flora ... Herself

Directed by
Lisa Leeman 
 
Writing credits
Lisa Leeman (written by) and
Cristina Colissimo (written by)

Produced by
Cristina Colissimo .... producer
Miriam Cutler .... co-producer
Lizzie Friedman .... executive producer
Jordana Glick-Franzheim .... producer
Greg Little .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Miriam Cutler 
 
Cinematography by
Sandra Chandler 
Cristina Colissimo 
Shana Hagan 
 
Film Editing by
Kate Amend 
Tchavdar Georgiev 
 
Production Management
Tchavdar Georgiev .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Noel Dannemiller .... sound recordist
Joe Milner .... sound re-recording mixer
Joe Milner .... supervising sound editor
Chris Strollo .... production sound
 
Visual Effects by
Chris Kirk .... motion designer
Chris Kirk .... title design
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nick Brian Walters .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Michael X. Flores .... assistant editor
Liz Manashil .... post-production assistant
Gene Mendoza .... color timer
 
Music Department
Louis Durra .... musician: piano, keyboards
 
Other crew
Philipe Carvalho .... production coordinator
 

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USA:84 min
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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
The theme of separation is universal..., 4 December 2011
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Portly, bearded American circus owner David Balding must part ways with his beloved Flora, the 17-year-old African elephant he raised since she was just one, delivered from her homeland in a crate. Not wanting to retire Flora to a zoo, Balding temporarily stores the elephant at a small facility before transferring her to a sanctuary. The interaction between Flora (who has only known the company of humans for the past 10 years) and the other elephants is extraordinary, and the emotions that flow between David and his "only child" reach right into the heart. Shot over a period of ten years, this documentary was an enormous undertaking for writer-director Lisa Leeman and her production team. The themes here (separation, as well as the emotional bond between humans and animals) are not artificially rendered--indeed, they seem almost stumbled upon--and the personalities involved (of the two and four-legged variety) are likable. Some of the dramatic episodes are not explored, and the finale is abrupt, yet the loving friendship between man and pachyderm is wonderfully realized. **1/2 from ****

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