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INTERNATIONAL CREATURE SOCIETY - THE SERIES


D E C K


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L O G L I N E 


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Join the International Creature Society’s Ambassador to Humans, Scott Mac Donough, on an epic journey around the world  in the quest to meet obscure animals to celebrate the world’s biodiversity and their unique personalities.  Scott will embed himself into their habitats to learn of their struggles to survive and what humans can do to help preserve their existences.  


S E R I E S O U T L I N E


 

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This is an adventure documentary series that will follow Scott across all seven continents, as well as the arctic, encountering not only the more well known animals in the kingdom but also seek out intriguing, obscure animals that surround them that complete a balanced ecosystem.  He  will pass through rural environments and also habitats on the edge of humantity.  Scott will submit himself to extreme conditions to spend time in their environments to know what conditions are best for them. 

The doom and gloom / guilt messages of conservation have people desensitized and tuned out. This series highlights conservation in a FUN way! Humor and spontaneity will help deliver the series primary objective: getting people to appreciate the world’s biodiversity, understand how long it took to evolve and has done so in balance, and be excited about preserving it. Creatures whom have taken millions of years to evolve appear to be disappearing in front of our eyes.  While in many cases the animals covered in this series are exotic, Scott makes the point that each of the animals is common to the local humans that live there.  This awareness encourages everyone to appreciate the importance of preserving their local wildlife.’


 F O R M A T


 Each show will consist of a SET UP, ADVENTURE, DISCOVERY, CONNECTION to a population and wrap with possible CALL TO ACTION.

 T H E S E T U P

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Each destination will offer unique technical skills and challenges that Scott will need to train for or learn new skills to acclimate to the new environment. It may mean learning to sail, climb, hold his breath longer, or deal with his fear of heights under challenging conditions.

 M E N T A L P R E P A R A T I O N

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 Scott will outline the challenges he expects ahead - in some cases the preparation may turn out to be critical but in other circumstances they be totally misguided expectations. He is also a big advocate for mental control in challenging situations or extreme discomfort like shown above.

L O C A L G U I D E S

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Scott will seek the company of local guides and specialists in each community. He may be advised by scientists or specialists behind the scenes but will focus on the local knowledge. This is also an opportunity for him to learn how people and animals are coexisting in the area first hand.

A D V E N T U R E :

 E X P L O R I N G T H E S U B L I M E

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Each episode will contain some element of extreme adventure. Sublime awe of raw, wild nature.

D I S C O V E R Y :

 C R E A T U R E S U N K N O W N

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While some of the journeys may contain some of the more well known animals of the world, the idea is to find the obscure, weird, odd animals out there that emphasize the beauty and complexity of evolution and draw attention to the incredible time that these adaptions have taken to develop.

 C O N N E C T W I T H T H E A N I M A L S

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Scott believes that through confident calm, non threatening energy he is able to be in the presence of wild animals. He will be attempting to spend time with animals, ideally safely and with respect. Sometimes the animals may want nothing to do with him, but there is something to be learned from that as well. Experiencing the presence of an animal is something he feels is a way to connect with their being and understand them, their behaviors, and needs. Through this he can relay to humans who may not be aware or know how to help.

 C O N N E C T W I T H T H E L O C A L S

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Every animal is a local animal to some community, so Scott feels that their well-being is determined by these communities. What are their lifestyles, what are their needs, and how can they benefit from conservation?

 C A L L T O A C T I O N

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What can we do from the comfort of our homes? What relevance do these exotic animals have to our lives here? While maintaining a light, positive energy, Scott will wrap up each episode tying in these considerations. The goal is conservation and Scott believes that each of us contributes either positively or negatively to the movement and that collectively the small decisions we make add up. So, what can we do to have a positive impact on animals’ well being? Is it possible that we can both survive on this planet? ANIMALS ARE STILL HOPING WE WILL HELP!