Private Project

Free Flight

The film follows the efforts of a group of conservationists to save the last remaining colony of scarlet macaws left in Honduras. Shot on location in La Mosquitia, where both the birds and the native inhabitants are fighting imminent extinction

  • denise richards
    Calaveras, Katrina Tails
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Vuelo Libre
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    environmental, social justice, animal, bird, macaw
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 30, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    9,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    digital HD
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Best Shorts Special Merit Award
  • Colorado Environmental Film Festival
    Golden, CO
    United States
    March 17, 2016
  • Alexandria film festival
    alexandria, VA
    United States
    December 8, 2016
    north american premiere
  • Latino and Iberian Film Festival at Yale - LIFFY
  • Culture Unplugged
Distribution Information
  • Dogs' Life Productions
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - denise richards

Director/Producer: Denise Richards is a graphic designer, documentary filmmaker, photographer, and instructional designer. Her particular field of interest is Visual Anthropology and much of her creative work focuses on cultural diversity.

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Director Statement

Calaveras, Denise's film and DVD on the Day of the Dead has shown at festivals around the world and has been incorporated into the curriculum of universities throughout the country. Katrina Tails, her first feature-length documentary, focused on New Orleans residents‘ attempts to be reunited with their pets in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The film won an Accolade Award in 2008 and an Indie Award in 2009. It has also screened in festivals from Canada to Cairo. Free Flight, a 20-minute documentary on the Miskito people of Honduras and their attempts to save their scarlet macaws from poachers intent on destroying them, has already screened at several festivals and has won a Special Merit award from Best Shorts.