During a filming assignment to Sierra Leone, Paul Glynn kept hearing stories about Bruno, the first chimpanzee rescued by Tacugama’s founder – Bala Amarasekaran. Bruno’s rescue completely changed Bala’s life and resulted in the founding of Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary in 1995. Curious to learn more about Bruno, Paul visited Tacugama and has become a close friend and supporter of the sanctuary. In 2009 he filmed and produced this 5 minute film about Tacugama.
A talented film producer and director, Paul is also blessed with creative writing and illustration skills. Determined to do more to raise awareness of the endangered status of chimpanzees and inspire others to do more for conservation, he’s captured Bruno’s tale in a story aimed at children aged 8-12 years old. His engaging style and captivating images have brought Bruno’s story to life and the book is now ready for publication.
We’re looking for help to get “King Bruno” published and into print so that we spread the word and do more to protect chimpanzees in the wild. This is a not for profit project; all money raised will go towards the running of the sanctuary and teaching children the importance of conservation and development and raise the profile of these issues around the world. In order for King Bruno to succeed, agents, publishers, marketing and on-line promotion are essential to reach its audience.