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March 26, 2015 06:00 ET

Netflix Premieres Katie Cleary's Award-Winning Documentary "Give Me Shelter"

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - March 26, 2015) - After 3 dedicated years, and a lifetime of advocating for animal welfare, Actress and Producer Katie Cleary, has released the powerful award-winning documentary titled, "Give Me Shelter" which premieres on Netflix May 1st. "Give Me Shelter" is a film to raise awareness for some of the most important animal welfare issues world-wide. It also shines a 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. The film stars Oscar Winner Ric O'Barry best known for his work on "The Cove", Actress Tippi Hedren, Alison Eastwood, Esai Morales, Michael Vartan, Robert Davi and many more animal advocates lending their name to the cause.

The star studded premiere of the documentary "Give Me Shelter," produced by Katie Cleary and directed by Kristin Rizzo, took place at West Hollywood City Council on February 24th. In attendance, to support the release were celebrities Esai Morales, Alison Eastwood, Garry Beers founding member of INXS, Dominic Howard of Muse, Nicky Whelan, Kristen Renton, Eric Jones, Travis Aaron Wade, Steven Lyon, Carole Raphelle Davis and many more. The powerful film had celebrities like Russell Simmons and Adrian Grenier lending their support by posting on social media that it is a "must see movie" while Actress Nikki Reed boldly posted the following on her WhoSay:

"Just finished watching a profoundly moving documentary on animal abuse called Give Me Shelter. This particular film is so impactful and so educational as it tackles almost every category of animal issues/abuse: from puppy mills to elephant poaching, skinning Tigers to Circus', testing on chimpanzees to eating horses." Reed goes on to confess, "YES it's uncomfortable. YES it made me cry. YES it's excruciatingly painful. But how can we create awareness and inspire change without information?...I am so livid, so distraught so outraged by what I've just seen…Please, if you have a heart, watch this film."

The after party to celebrate the release of the film to iTunesMovies, Amazon, Vudu, CinemaNow, and Netflix (May 1st) took place at Pearl's on Sunset Blvd. There, the cast and VIP guests were treated to a special surprise performance by actor Esai Morales, and MUSE band member, Dominic Howard (who jumped on drums!) It was a night to be remembered, and a pivotal moment to advocate change for animal welfare.

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