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FILMMAKER'S SCULPTURE CARRIES RECYCLING MESSAGE, SEEKS TO FUND NEW DOCUMENTARY

INDIANAPOLIS — Wolflab Productions owner Dan Hottle has entered into an agreement with The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Foundation to display Hottle's sculpture, "Digital Storyteller" in the InfoZone, the branch library within the museum, for a period of one year to create awareness of electronics recycling and to help raise funds for a new documentary film.

The three-foot sculpture, made of hundreds of recycled computer electronics components donated by the Virtual Scavengers electronics recycling nonprofit organization here, portrays the growing impact emerging digital technologies have on contemporary storytelling and illustrates the importance of eliminating dangerous electronic waste from our nation's landfills.

Hottle is seeking sale of the sculpture to keep the work at the museum permanently and to help raise additional funds for his full-length documentary film, "Dreaming as One." Shot entirely on location in the rainforests of Queensland , Australia , the film depicts the struggles faced by the country's indigenous populations to preserve their 40,000-year-old cultural heritage. The film outlines how emerging digital technologies have both helped and hindered the way indigenous people worldwide gain control over the preservation of centuries-old intellectual property. Although principal photography has been completed, Hottle is seeking additional funds to return to the region to complete a pivotal update on one of the main subjects in the film, which was shot in June 2008.

Hottle, who gained national attention in 2001 as a U.S. Marine Corps combat correspondent, served as the Marines' spokesperson in Afghanistan immediately following the events of Sept. 11, 2001. He said the sculpture is already generating a great deal of interest from museum patrons and that he hopes to create future public educational presentations surrounding the sculpture's vital message.

"It is my goal that an individual or organization will see the timely and relevant value in both the sculpture and the film and support this effort through the sponsorship of the sculpture," Hottle said. "That way it can remain in the Children's Museum for future generations to learn from and enjoy."

For more information, contact Dan Hottle at (317) 525-7885 or wolflab1968@yahoo.com

Wolflab Productions is a full-service video production company located in Indianapolis that specializes in corporate and private documentary productions.

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