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Katie Cleary, the creator and producer of the award-winning documentary Give Me Shelter (www.give-me-shelter.com), which originally premiered on Netflix in 2015, arrives at Sundance Film Festival with news that pre-production has begun on We Are One. Cleary is again serving as creator and producer of We Are One and will appear in the film.
Give Me Shelter, which powerfully and effectively raises awareness on some of the most important animal welfare issues in the world, also shines a much-deserved light on the people who dedicate their lives every day to rescue, rehabilitate or care for these animals while being a voice for the voiceless. Oscar Winner Ric O’Barry, perhaps best known for his work on The Cove, stars in the film along with such other notable animal advocates as Tippi Hedren, Alison Eastwood, Esai Morales, Michael Vartan and Robert Davi. More Give Me Shelter news will be announced in the near future regarding a new deal with another major network.
During Sundance Film Festival 2017, Cleary is also moderating a panel for Condition One VR. On Friday, Jan 20th, Cleary is joining Condition One at the launch of its latest virtual reality experience, Operation Aspen, taking place at its spacious loft on Main Street that is equipped with 50 VR headsets. Following the world premiere of Operation Aspen, which transports audiences to witness the nightmarish conditions inside a Californian factory farm that houses thousands of egg-laying hens, Cleary is moderating a Q&A with Director and Condition One Founder Danfung Dennis and Wayne Hsiung, Founder of Direct Action Everywhere. The evening’s event begins at 5:30pm at the Condition One VR Loft located at 580 Main Street in Park City.
“I am thrilled to moderate this important panel and to support the efforts of Condition One, a technology company that is known for creating powerful VR experiences with a conscience,” added Cleary. “This is yet another example of how animal welfare activists work together to bring these horrific yet true stories to a worldwide audience.”
Cleary, who first rose to fame on the hit TV show America’s Next Top Model, is also an accomplished actress; most recently landed a co-starring role on the highly-anticipated ABC sitcom American Housewife. Her growing list of credits also include CSI NY, Las Vegas, Entourage, Rules of Engagement, Two and a Half Men and How To Get Away With Murder among others.
As an accomplished on-camera host, Cleary has appeared on the TV Guide Channel, E! Entertainment and HDTV.