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One Lucky Elephant -- Ten years in the making, One Lucky Elephant explores the human-animal bond through one man's love for his elephant.


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Lisa Leeman (written by) and
Cristina Colissimo (written by)
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Release Date:
8 June 2011 (USA) See more »
A ten thousand pound love story. See more »
Ten years in the making, ONE LUCKY ELEPHANT follows the poignant journey of circus producer David Balding... See more » | Add synopsis »
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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
Les Brockmann .... score mixer
Louis Durra .... musician: piano, keyboards
Other crew
Philipe Carvalho .... production coordinator

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One Lucky Viewer, 20 September 2013
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The value in watching this is to learn what not to do with elephants. These are my favorite creatures of whom I respect and admire. They have majesty, silent purpose and intelligence without displaying an ego. I said that to say this; Man tries to impart an ego into this magnificent beast and is shocked when they rebel or resist. The message is clear. The elephants can stay and man must leave them alone. They don't require anything from man yet we want them to act something other than their purpose. This documentary makes that point and other points leaving you with a sense of regret but better for seeing this special. What is that regret? That we bothered theses creatures to begin with...

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