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"Rusti Escapes!" Wins Awards


HONOLULU -- Animal Advocate Inc.'s documentary "Rusti Escapes!" has been named an Aloha Accolade Award winner in the 2013 Honolulu Film Awards.

Winning in the competition's Hawaii Films category, we are gratified that Rusti's story is receiving kudos in his hometown of Honolulu.

'Rusti Escapes!' is one of two films in this category to receive an Aloha Accolade Award this year.

"[Animal Advocate Inc.] should be very proud of this distinction as yours is one of only a small handful of select projects awarded this exclusive honor," wrote Honolulu Film Awards Director Sean Stewart. "Only a maximum of 10 projects per competition category can be selected to receive this distinguished level of recognition.'"

This is the fourth honor that "Rusti Escapes!" has received, having earned awards and accolades in film festivals and competitions in California, Maryland, Texas and Hawaii.


HONOLULU -- Animal Advocate Inc. has won an Award of Excellence in the 2012 Best Shorts Competition in La Jolla, Calif., for its documentary film "Rusti Escapes!"

Competing against independent producers from across the world, the movie was judged to be among the best in the film festival's category of Women Filmmakers. No more than 15 percent of all entries are granted this award, which recognizes exceptional achievement in craft and creativity. This is our first documentary film, and we are pleased that it was chosen for recognition by the film festival.

"Rusti Escapes!" chronicles the incredible story of one of Hawaii's most famous residents -- Rusti the orangutan. A movie trailer is currently in the works, and will be available online in the near future -- so please check our website again:

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