The Rhino Game

Documentary film about the poaching crisis in South Africa, and the inner workings of an anti-poaching unit.

  • Samuel Hertzog
  • Samuel Hertzog
  • Craig Spencer
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    40 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 30, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
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  • Country of Filming:
    South Africa
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Director Biography - Samuel Hertzog

After completion of an artistic baccalaureate in 2012, Samuel was recruited to work for FOG Artistics as an assistant director and editor. He worked with a number of clients on projects varying from events to promotional, corporate and documentary films.

As of 2015, Samuel Hertzog has become an independent filmmaker

Samuel is a regular performer in a rock band "The Black Socks", theater groups and circus shows.

In 2014, He co-founded the association FOCUS Films, to launch a feature film "Le rire de Mathis" and documentary "The Rhino Game".

In January 2015, Samuel published a novel titled "Léa et moi" through the french publisher Edilivre.

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Director Statement

This film represents the greatest endeavor of my life, I completely believe in the need for this to break into the world. Anyone who has any interest in conservation and in the efforts to preserve a endangered species should be interested in seeing this film.
Some elements in this film are lightly to be revealed for the first time ever to the public, some confessions and and chocking statements regarding the ugly world of poaching and anti-poaching are made and were specifically confided to me.
Craig Spencer is an absolute genius and a genuine authority in all things nature and conservation. He was very generous with his time and his devotion to this project.

It was a joy to shoot with this small group of people and we have now brought to light a cause of immense value.

Samuel Hertzog