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From the makers of the runaway hit documentary, The Elephant in the Living Room, comes a highly anticipated series AMERICAN EXOTIC.  Hosted by Tim Harrison and produced by Michael Webber, two of the nation’s leading experts on dangerous captive animals, AMERICAN EXOTIC takes viewers on a fascinating journey deep into the heart of the rarely seen American subculture of exotic pets.

monkey-teethYou’ll join Tim Harrison on some of the most unbelievable animal rescues – from rare and exotic primates to the largest and most dangerous snakes on the planet. Go behind the scenes as he travels the country, uncovering the secrets behind some of the most mysterious escapes, sightings and exotic pet rescues ever captured on film.
Monkey Part 2_ 01Each encounter is unique and every animal has its own story to tell.  Get in close with tigers, bears, primates, alligators and snakes. And along the way, American Exotic takes an intimate look inside the lives of the exotic owners themselves, as Tim works hand-in-hand to make life better for the animals and safer for the public.

No other filmmaker in the world has more experience with the subject of exotic pets than director Michael Webber, whose contribution to this rare and historic side of American culture is unmatched. With a clear vision to bring this unseen world to the public, Michael and Tim Harrison have spent the past three years filming over a dozen amazing episodes for AMERICAN EXOTIC positioning the series to be one of the more unique and timely productions of its time.


Michael Webber – On Location for American Exotic

Michael Webber is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and experienced motion picture producer. He has produced numerous films for 20th Century Fox and Lionsgate and is producer/director of the runaway hit documentary The Elephant in the Living Room. Praised by critics as one of the Best Films of the Year, the movie went on to win 5 Best Documentary Awards and became the #1 Independent Film in the nation for three weeks in a row – remaining in the Top 10 for nearly a year.

Michael has been guest on countless radio and television talkshows including appearances on The Today Show, ABC World News Tonight, ABC 20/20, NBC Nightly News and Nightline.  To see all of Michael’s motion picture and television credits, visit the Internet Movie Database.


Tim Harrison – American Exotic

Tim Harrison is a decorated Ohio police officer, firefighter and paramedic. He is a world renowned exotic animal advocate and director of the non-profit organization Outreach for Animals. In his career, he has captured, rescued and relocated literally hundreds of dangerous exotic pets, has been featured in countless national television, radio and magazine stories and has written two books on his experiences.

In addition to his achievements with exotic animals and law enforcement, Tim is trained as a martial arts fighter, is a World Heavyweight Karate Champion and was awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards by both the International and US Martial Arts Hall of Fames.

Tim has appeared on Animal Planet, National Geographic Channel, Inside Edition, ABC World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News, Fox & Friends and countless radio talk show programs.  While filming American Exotic, Tim continues to work in public safety as a Homeland Security Instructor at Texas A&M.

Tim Harrison and Michael Webber’s work in the world of dangerous exotic pets was the subject of an ABC 20/20 special by Emmy Award winning journalist Jay Schradler.

In case you have missed the film, here is a movie trailer from The Elephant in the Living Room - the movie that shocked a country and inspired a series.

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For their work in bringing to light the plight of exotic pets in the United States, Michael Webber and Tim Harrison received the Genesis Award from the Humane Society of the United States.

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