Parrot Confidential

Meet Lou. Abandoned in a foreclosed home, Lou is one of thousands of parrots in need of rescue.

From the wilds of Costa Rica to suburban America, a loveable, quirky cast of parrots reveal their unforgettable tales and the bittersweet world they share with humans.

Their outrageous intelligence and uncanny ability to communicate in any language has made parrots one of the world's most popular pets. But unlike dogs and cats, parrots have not been domesticated.

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Their complex behavior and high decibel squawks are designed for the wild. Add a lifespan of up to 70+ years with their intense need to bond, and a life in captivity doesn't always have a happy ending. With shelters and sanctuaries struggling to meet the demand, too many birds like Lou have no place to go.

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From the film PARROT CONFIDENTIAL, the story of Basil provides a glimpse into the lives of these remarkably intelligent, highly social and long-lived creatures.



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Producer, Writer, & Director
Allison Argo

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David Kennedy

Joseph Brunette

Additional Cinematography
Keith Brust

Associate Producer & Post Production
Malini Suri

Music Composition
Lenny Williams
Chris Biondo

Allison Argo

Erick Vargas
Paul Rusnak
John Osborne
Dave Williams
Jerry Martin
Kevin Matson

Field Assistant, Costa Rica
Ivannia Sandoval Castro

Props & Set Design
Rhonda Mackay

Production Assistants
Mia Baumgarten
Claire Bredenoord
Nicholas Burghdoff
Drew Curry
Sierra Furdyk
Niko Lee

Graphic Elements
David Kennedy
Malini Suri

Colorist & Online Editor
Dave Allen

Sound Design
Carmen Borgia

Sound Mix
Ed Campbell

Additional Music
Cyril Baranov
Fierce Media Group
Scott Kern
Andrew Littlewood
Justin Allen Nihiser

Stock Footage
Chedd-Angier Production Company
Harry Linden
Santa Barbara Bird Farm
Leslie P Harris
Universal Studios Licensing LLC

Special Thanks
The Ara Project
Feathered Friends of Michigan
Foster Parrots
The Pet Shop, Allston, MA
Local Pottery, Pembroke, MA
Santa Barbara Bird Farm
Santa Barbara Bird Sanctuary
Area De Conservación Guanacaste