Plant Heist

When suspicious packages are found in a small town in northern California, Game Warden Pat Freeling, gets a tip about the peculiar activity. After further investigation he exposes a vast network of illegal plant poachers. These smugglers ravage the landscape as they rip thousands of the native succulent, dudleya farinosa, from their natural habitat. This small unassuming plant carries a hefty bounty on its head internationally, where a single succulent boasts a price tag in the thousands. With the help of volunteers, native plant biologists, and local government, they fight to stop this ecological destruction.

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Credits

Directors:

Chelsi de Cuba, Gabriel de Cuba

Executive Producer:

Rachel Dorsey, Jordan deBree, Shauna Baur

Producer:

Chelsi de Cuba, Gabriel de Cuba

Cinematographer:

Gabriel de Cuba

Editor:

Gabriel de Cuba

Principal Cast:

Patrick Freeling, Patrick Foy, Stephen McCabe, Emily Hickok, Dan Gleusencamp, Brett Hall, Jade Davis, Lisa Krieger

Additional Credits:

Associate Producer: Georgia Peppe

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Chelsi de Cuba
Sibling Rivalry Creative
chelsidecuba@gmail.com
7726334435

Publicity Contact:

Jim Dobson
jim@indie-pr.com
323.896.6006

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
Interactive Badge
Film Festival Wristband
Year:

2020

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genres:

Crime, Documentary, Short Film

Screening Section:

Documentary Shorts Competition

Screening Category:

Documentary Short

Language:

English

Runtime:

17 mins