Pedro at the Rainbow Bridge


Winner, Best Micro Short, Beyond Earth Film Festival 2021 Winner, Honorable Mention, International Independent Film Awards Silver Award: Film on Nature / Environment / Wildlife, Virgin Spring Cinefest, 2020 Genre Celebration Festival: Nominated Best Fantasy Short Top Indie Film Awards: Nominated Best Documentary Short Top Indie Film Awards: Nominated Best Original Idea Semi-Finalist, Realtime International Film Festival, 2020 Semi-finalist, Caribbean Film Festival and Market Semi-finalist, Los Angeles Cinefest Official Selection: Cefalu Film Festival The Lift Off Sessions: Official Selection Children's Day International Film Festival 2018: Official Selection

Pedro was a wild burro who lived in China Lake, California until he was captured by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Adopted by animal lovers, Pedro made his way to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, where he was beloved by many of his neighbors until his passing at the age of 38. ARG! produced this Autodesk Maya animation of Pedro approaching the Rainbow Bridge as a tribute video that was screened at Pedro's wake near Woodland Park, Colorado. Actor Morgan Freeman, a well-known animal lover, contributed a touching commentary about this friendly donkey's amazing story and the extraordinary love we have for our animal friends.

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Executive producer, screenplay: Marty Wilson

Nominee, Golden Galaxy Award, 2020 Producer, director: Artie Romero

Assistant director, animator: Travis McCoy

Script: Marty Wilson

Narrator: Morgan Freeman

Editor: Gretchen M. Piper

Audio Engineer: Ryan Peru, Aztec Media Co. LLC

Music and sound effects: Hollywood Edge Sound Fx

Photo of Mr. Freeman courtesy CBS News

Copyright © Marty Wilson

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