What do canned trophy hunting, deadly infectious diseases and Traditional Chinese Medicine have in common? Lions.

The new investigative documentary, Lions, Bones & Bullets uncovers an elaborate, international wildlife fraud with an annual turnover of nearly 100 million U.S. dollars.

About the Film
About the Film

Penguin Random House author, Richard Peirce, leads the dramatic adventure from lion farms in South Africa to wildlife traffickers in Laos and Vietnam. He makes a shocking discovery that wildlife ranchers in South Africa are farming lions in their thousands to export their bones to Asia for traditional medicine. Richard battles to uncover the elaborate wildlife fraud of processing lion bones into food products which could contain the 'world's deadliest infectious disease.' The heart-warming tale of two lion cubs given a new life, along with positive approaches to wild lion conservation resolves the film with positivity.


The feature-documentary, Lions, Bones & Bullets was successfully completed following nearly three years of investigation and filming in South Africa, Laos and Vietnam. Our vision has united a committed international team from six countries: the United Kingdom, New Zealand, South Africa, the United States of America, Germany and Bulgaria.

Two Giant Steps for Lions, Bones & Bullets
Two Giant Steps for Lions, Bones & Bullets

Soon after signing an exclusive global distribution contract with My Octopus Teacher distributor, Off the Fence, we got a TOP SECRET message from the organisers of the Jackson Wild Media Awards which said we had been selected as Finalists in two categories – Educational and Informational, and Presenter Led, and in the Presenter Led category the other two finalist films were both David Attenborough!

Global Distribution of Lions, Bones & Bullets
Global Distribution of Lions, Bones & Bullets

We are happy to announce that Lions, Bones & Bullets has now been signed with the global distributor Off the Fence to secure mainstream broadcast release for the much-anticipated film. Off the Fence are a leading distributor worldwide as well as being the producers of important and successful productions including My Octopus Teacher and Naledi: A Baby Elephant's Tale.



To achieve maximum impact and drive change 'Lions, Bones and Bullets' needs to reach the widest possible global audience.

Funds are now needed for our marketing outreach to engage festivals, networks and audiences worldwide. By helping us promote the film you will be helping to get the message out.



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