World premiere of "Wild & Dangerous: The World of Exotic Pets" airs on CBC TV’s DOC ZONE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 4, 2014  – Dream Street Pictures presents a fascinating new documentary investigating the unique and sometimes controversial relationship between people and their exotic pets, WILD & DANGEROUS: The World of Exotic Pets.  The program premieres on CBC Television’s DOC ZONE, on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 9 p.m.(9:30 NT).

Zoos aren’t the only place to find wild and unusual animals.  WILD & DANGEROUS discovers that some people have a whole menagerie in their homes. This compelling and entertaining documentary peers deep into the relationships between people and their exotic pets and finds that keeping undomesticated animals has its challenges and wider issues.  Experts point to public safety concerns, the harmful illicit trade of endangered species, and the risk to environments, while pet owners express the importance of the loving bond they share with their animals and the practice of responsible pet keeping.

The documentary presents colorful characters and fantastic creatures to unveil a picture of western society entering a strange and uncertain era of exotic pet culture while sitting on the brink of a larger understanding about the emotional connections between humans and animals.

WILD & DANGEROUS: The World of Exotic Pets is written and directed by award-winning filmmaker, Jason Young, shot by Wade Cornell, edited by Peter Giffen, with music by Asif and Shehab Illyas.

The documentary is produced by Emmy winners Rick LeGuerrier and Timothy M. Hogan of Halifax-based Dream Street Pictures in association with CBC Television and with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, Film & Creative Industries Nova Scotia, The Nova Scotia Film Industry Tax Credit, and the Canadian Film and Video Production Tax Credit.

About Dream Street Pictures

Based in Halifax, Dream Street Pictures is a full service independent film and television Production Company specializing in documentary, drama, and, arts programming.  Previous documentaries include ZOO REVOLUTION, and SEXT UP KIDS for Doc Zone, and THE GREY LANE for Documentary channel.  Dream Street has also produced television movies, like the International Emmy-award winning THE PHANTOMS, the Gemini Award-winning mini-series, CANADA RUSSIA ’72, and STICKS & STONES, which captured the prestigious Shaw Rocket Prize and was named Best Picture by the International Family Film Festival in Hollywood.

About CBC-TV’s DOC ZONE

CBC Television's documentary series explores and expands on the major issues of our time. Around the corner, around the world, our cameras bring viewers to the center of the stories everyone is talking about. Informed, exciting and eventful, DOC ZONE presents a sweeping panoramic view of what matters most to Canadians.

For more information visit: cbc.ca/doczone/, like us on Facebook: /DreamStreetPictures and follow on Twitter: /CBC Docs 

For photos, interviews and more information contact:

Wendy Phillips, Publicity
(902) 492-0960 / wendy@pprl.ca