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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Arts & Culture, Film & Video, Protection of Endangered Species, Television

Mission: Cultivation of active stewards for the earth and animals - Rattle the Cage Productions is an award-winning, nonprofit documentary film production organization, with a focus on animal and environmental protection. We tackle challenging stories – dolphins in captivity, elephants abused in the entertainment industry, illegal whaling, and ivory poaching in Africa. Difficult subjects, but faced with the extinction of important species we have messages to share which we believe people want to hear.

Results: Hundreds of thousands of film views and supporters on Youtube and Facebook. Our films have screened on every continent (except Antarctica) and are used in schools and campaigns globally.

Target demographics: animals and wildlife

Direct beneficiaries per year: thousands of animals and children

Geographic areas served: the global environment

Programs: Stories told with authenticity and inspiration coupled with measurable goals and achievements. Thrilling, educational film and television productions with positive messages and missions to cultivate active stewards for our environment.

Community Stories

19 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 Cliff O.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

All of the members of Rattle the Cage truly embody the animal spirit. They are a whirlwind force and committed to educating all people of the injustices of the animal world. You can feel the passion and love for protecting our environment and its inhabitants through their documentaries. Tim Gorski, especially, emanates a special quality that drives him to make the necessary changes that drives animal rights and environmental protection. You can easily see the connectedness he has towards all wildlife. It’s truly an inspiration to see someone step out and take action against some of the horrors that still take place in this day and age. From “At the Edge of the World” to “How I Became an Elephant” Rattle the Cage continues to produce the highest quality of wildlife documentaries. They continue to educate and assist in creating a better future for both humans and animals alike in a universal way that speaks to any age or culture. These guys aren't just making us aware of the problems; they are coming up with solutions and implementing them. Hats off to all members of Rattle the Cage Production. We appreciate all that you do and the animals would say the same.

Review from Guidestar

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've seen this team go all out in their projects so it's no wonder their films have so much truth that can be used to educate and empower both our generation and the next. Please keep the documentaries coming!

Review from Guidestar

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I will never forget that afternoon our professor showed us a documentary from Rattle the Cage Productions. It was called How I Became an Elephant. It inspired my friends and I to form a small group to help out not only elephants but every other animal out there that needs human protection.

Review from Guidestar

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Every documentary I see from this group always gives me a jolt inside and gets me thinking, then it makes me want to take an active part in preserving the natural world. Sure, I have always valued our planet but in a passive way until just recently. We need more films like the ones they make!

Review from Guidestar

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've collaborated with Rattle the Cage Productions when I spent time volunteering last year. They are a pretty solid and inspiring group. Their genuine love for the environment and passion for reconnecting today's youth with the world, really show in their films!

Review from Guidestar

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a mother who cares about the environment, I'm always on the lookout for ways to cultivate young environmental advocates in my children. Their documentaries work for me. My 3 kids now have a renewed love for mother Earth! I look forward to more films!

Review from Guidestar

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My first encounter with this group was when I saw LOLITA. I was moved. As a kid I've enjoyed watching dolphin shows thinking these creatures are probably having as much fun as me. LOLITA really opened my eyes and those of my family. Thanks to their work, we're now actively participating in our society's positive change!

Review from Guidestar

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Rattle the Cage Productions uses their finances to make documentaries that are life altering. His documentaries are spectacularly exceptional and uniquely creative resulting in providing intensive information while grasping at your heart strings. I met Tim Gorski personally; he is genuine and intensely cares about animals. Tim Gorski is gifted as a documentary filmmaker; as is his crew. After I watched his documentary about Lolita, as an animal rights activist, I will never give up getting Lolita released. He has always given me feedback and recently gave me intensive advice to help her. Had Lolita's documentary been shown today; it would release Lolita. The documentary was ahead of its time. Making short indie films for fun with my filmmaker; I know it takes immense finances to make a movie......feed the cast & crew, location, travel expenses, lodging, publicity, etc. Rattle The Cages has been on my list to donate because I know the money is absolutely being used to help the animals and not to cushion Tim's income or the production company; like so many other animal charities.

Review from Guidestar

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked for and with exactly 25 major Human Rights & Animal Advocacy nonprofits to create film over the last 10 years, and Rattle The Cage was by far my best decision. I came from Greenpeace, where the ratio between how many dollars came in the door, and actual impact in the world was lacking, and in my time under RTC, I saw donations the size of $35K, leveraged in a way that yielded over a million dollars of impact, land, supplies for the actual animals it was meant to benefit. Since then I've had 2 different potential employers actually hand me DVDs of Rattle The Cage films and say, "Like this. We want to do what they did. With that little money." And to this day I just say: "Call them. Creating film that takes place on 2 different continents at once with severely limited resources, and still shocking people's eyes open isn't easy. It takes an astounding level of insight into what a film crew CAN do, and CAN'T do in each country, and what can be timed where and how. Luckily I know people who do that full time."

Review from Guidestar

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I like to take a proactive stance as far as environmental causes go and one of the things I like to do is show Rattle the Cage Productions' films to create awareness in the community. So far, their documentaries have really helped me in my quest to preserving the natural world. Keep it up!

Review from Guidestar