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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

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a teacher who uses their materials in the classroom, I'm truly appreciative of the way this group has helped educate and empower people through entertainment.

Review from Guidestar

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer, it is very inspiring to work with a group of professionals who is passionate about cultivating young environmental advocates. Way to go!

Review from Guidestar

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Before I knew Rattle The Cage, I’ve seen their amazing film about Sea Shepherd Antarctic Campaign against a Japanese whaling fleet on Animal Planet channel. I was inspired a lot by their motivation and courage. Now I am very proud that I become one of their team members. It has been a pleasure to work in the team. We want to raise public awareness of the most urgent issues we need to sort out through our works. We have many great projects in hand at the moment and I am looking forward to having more to come in the future.

Review from Guidestar

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I never cared much until I saw one of their films. It really bridged the gap between what I thought I knew and what I should know.

Review from Guidestar

8

Donor

Rating: 5

This charity is great at raising awareness about animal abuse. I really had no clue about issues like factory farming, animal testing, poaching, the dairy industry, etc., until I met the founder. His motivations are truly altruistic and admirable, and his films very informative and high quality. I will gladly donate more money to Rattle the Cage in the future.

5

Donor

Rating: 5

We have worked with and supported Tim Gorski and Rattle the Cage (RTC) for over 6 years in a substantial way. RTC supports social, wildlife, and environmental issues around the world through the media and hands on participation. Tim has devoted his entire life, career, and earnings to make the planet a better place for the animals and mankind. RTC achieves their results from the help from donors with a measurable impact.

7 MoMo T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am from a small country , Taiwan . 雖然我來自一個很小的國家,甚至可能是世界上都還有人沒聽過、不認可的國家。但是Rattle the Cage Productions的影片還有整個製作團隊,讓我明白,雖然我們不同國籍、不同種族,但愛動物、愛地球的心意與付諸行動的方式,卻是沒有界限的。愛動物讓我們學習如何去愛,學習將心比心、感受著牠的感受、開心著牠的開心、難過著牠的難過、痛著牠的痛。想陪伴牠、想為牠做好多的事情;想看牠開心、想看牠笑、想看牠自由自在的飛翔或奔跑、想看見牠自由意志的活著、想在牠身邊、想為牠付出自己的生命.......這就是愛。
可惜人性是很悲觀消極的,總是將自己的力量看的很渺小、總是覺得自己做什麼都沒用、很會讚美別人,卻輕看了自己,不認識自己。人是很渺小沒有錯,但是當每一股渺小的力量集結在一起時,就會產生出影響力,這是我所深信的。Rattle the Cage Productions用他們的影像語言、用他們身體力量、用他們的心思意念,完成了這些影片,期待未來還有更多很好的電影,讓這些電影與社會與世界對話、與人類對話。
衷心的期盼Rattle the Cage Productions繼續走下去,影響更多的人,讓這個星球、讓每個動物、每個人,因為愛,而共同跨越每一個難關。傷害動物就等於傷害自己,愛動物使你認識自己,自愛自重,就能學會愛這個世界。
接下來,你就會因此而感受「愛」。

Review from Guidestar

7

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The projects this organization takes on are important to society and to the Earth, and the perspective their storytellers bring to audiences is insightful. They have the foresight to discover global and social issues of major importance before they trend, and shed light on these issues with integrity, skill, and artful expression.

Review from Guidestar

8

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a financial sponsor and advisor for Rattle the Cage Productions since 2011. Our relationship has been one of close collaboration, and it’s been a pleasure to work with this young organization and to watch them grow.

Their films, which I helped finance, have reached hundreds of thousands of people and have instigated great change in the world of animal welfare.

I am particularly excited by their next phase of growth, and their comprehensive strategy to scale their operations and create international content that is simultaneously designed to appeal to the wider Asian and particularly Chinese markets. Working from solid research, rooted in cultural sensitivity, they are attempting to fill a necessary void, and I fully support their efforts.

Without reservation, I encourage others to get involved with Rattle the Cage. While their past work speaks for itself, their trailblazing work in Asia will bring issues of animal welfare to the largest, and potentially the most influential, market in the world.

Review from Guidestar