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ShockYa Receives a Wolf Adoption on Behalf of Alpha Film’s Home Release


ShockYa Receives a Wolf Adoption on Behalf of Alpha Film’s Home Release

ShockYa is journeying 20,000 years in the past to the last Ice Age with a visceral adventure between man and wolf! In support the home entertainment release of the family movie, ‘Alpha,’ including its current screening on Digital and its upcoming unveiling on Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday, November 13, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has partnered with NY Wolf’s Wolf Conservation Center (WCC). The distribution company has generously offered us a wolf adoption package from the South Salem, New York-based organization that promotes wolf conservation!

The wolf adoption package includes a Mexican Gray Wolf being adopted in our name on our behalf from the WCC. The wolf is a female named Trumpet, who was born on May 4, 2016. We also received an adoption certificate for Trumpet; a 8×10 photo pf, and biography for, Trumpet; a 2019 wolf calendar; a wolf plush; a WCC T-shirt; and a Blu-ray copy of ‘Alpha.’

The adventure film is centered on the relationship between human and wolf, as they are forced to rely on each other to survive the harsh and unforgiving wilderness. The story is a visceral adventure that’s set in the last ice age.

‘Alpha’ shows how the impending winter season leads the fearful seventeen-year-old Keda (Kodi Smit-McPhee) to accompany his father Tau (Jóhannes Hakur Jóhannesson) and other members of the Cro-Magnon tribe to go on their annual bison hunt. But fate leaves the young boy critically injured and alone. Survival instincts kick in as Keda discovers his way back home while also finding a new friend during his barbaric feat.

Including a diverse cast from all over the world, the drama also stars Leonor Varela (‘Blade II’), Marcin Kowalcyk (‘You are God’ and ‘Hardkor Disco’), Jens Hultén (‘M15 Rogue Nation’), Natassia Malthe (‘Elektra’) and Spencer Bogaret (‘Vincent’). The movie was directed by Albert Hughes (The Book of Eli), who also co-wrote the script with Daniele Sebastian Wiedenhaupt.

‘Alpha’s Blu-ray and Digital releases contain gripping, never-before-seen content, including a Director’s cut, Alternate Opening and Endings, three additional deleted scenes with Director Commentaries and four behind-the-scenes featurettes. In ‘The Wolf Behind Alpha,’ fans learn all about Chuck, the dog/wolf hybrid actor playing Alpha and learn what made him so popular on set. Audiences also get an inside look into the training that Chuck and Smit-McPhee went through to create a real-life bond in ‘Boy & Wolf.’ Viewers can hear the cast and crew discuss how they created the movie with insights into the creation of the stunning visuals with visual effects, new language, extensive research on artifacts, costumes and more in ‘Building the World.’ In a ‘Hero’s Journey,’ the lead actor leads the conversation about what it was like playing such an emotional character and his character’s development through the film.

For more information on the WCC, visit its official website, as well as its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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