At least twice the size of your housecat, ocelots are one of the most endangered and beautiful wild cats in the United States, with fewer than 100 remaining in Texas. In Mexico and South America, populations are threatened due to habitat loss, hunting, and auto incidents. With never-before captured footage, American Ocelot provides a glimpse into the lives of this mysterious species, explores the nuances of the Endangered Species Act, and aims to invigorate ocelot recovery to ensure the long-term survival of the species.
Filmmaker: Ben Masters
Running Time: 33 mins
Ben Masters, Filmmaker
A proud Texan, Masters is a filmmaker and writer specializing in wildlife and adventure stories. Most known for directing the documentary The River and The Wall (SXSW Award Winner) and for producing Unbranded(Mountainfilm Audience Award Winner), Masters studied wildlife biology at Texas A&M and founded Fin and Fur Films, a production company specializing in shorts featuring wildlife research, conservation, and activism.