Spider Monkey For Sale

Who did not ever think about having a monkey as a pet? But baby monkeys' cuteness is a curse. This short movie shows what happens in a life of a baby spider monkey destined to become a pet. A spider monkey for sale is a spider monkey's family dead. And everybody knows this, except the ones that want one. But if they knew, would they still want one?

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Director: Ana Luisa Santos

Educated as an engineer, now filmmaker and conservationist, Ana started making wildlife and natural history documentaries in 2014 after she helped establish Ateles Films as an independent production company. She then co-produced NHK Japan's Barbary Macaques: The Paternal Bond in Morocco and went on to work as assistant producer on Return of the Spider Monkeys for National Geographic Wild and ARTE as well as working as a camera assistant for BBC Natural World’s Jungle Animal Hospital in Guatemala and Dutch cinema films Holland: Natuur in de Delta (2015) and Wild Amsterdam (2017). In 2018 she co-produced, shot and edited Ateles Films’ NHK production Pyrenees Mountain about the Bearded Vulture in the Spanish Pyrenees. In 2019 she directed and produced A Wild Fox Life, which has been broadcast on NHK in Japan, France Televisions and ServusTV in Austria.

Director: Michael J. Sanderson

Michael J. Sanderson

As one of the Netherlands' top wildlife filmmakers he started his career on the award-winning BBC series Smalltalk Diaries. In 2008, he pioneered the use of Red cameras for wildlife film and was one the first to build/use drones. In 2013 Michael filmed cinema film De Nieuwe Wildernis which is still the biggest Dutch nature film ever.
He filmed extensively in Latin America for BBC Planet Earth 2 (spider monkeys & river dolphins) and BBC Natural World. In 2014, he produced, directed, filmed and edited Barbary Macaques: The Paternal Bond for NHK and also filmed vital sequences for sequel to De Nieuwe Wildernis, Holland Natuur in de Delta released in cinemas in Sept 2015. In 2017, National Geographic Channel will broadcast his film Return of the Spider Monkeys in 4K, which he shot, directed, wrote and edited.

Netherlands Guatemala
4 Min.
Director: Ana Luisa Santos, Michael J. Sanderson
Script: Michael Sanderson, Ana Luisa Santos
Cinematography: Michael Sanderson
Editing: Michael Sanderson, Ana Luisa Santos
Editor: Ateles Films
Producer: Ateles Films
Nominations: Audience Award Best Short Film 2020
Website URL: www.ateles.org