Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A Message from the Elephant Man

If you like the trailer and you're interested in the story, you can be a part of sharing it with the world. I'm going to start a campaign on Kickstarter to finish the documentary. Keep checking back here for the link!

Monday, October 17, 2011

The New Documentary, Continued

On October 12, 2011, I was given the Los Angeles Film Festival's Best Short Documentary Award for The Elephant Man Journeys. The reason it's a "Short" is, we aren't done yet. It's costly and difficult to tell such an involved story. The Gallucci Brothers Productions is just my brother and me. Hopefully, someone will see this documentary and want to invest in this story. It truly needs to be told.

Thank you to everybody who "gets it."

I think we have done a good job so far. If given the chance, I will open people's eyes even more on the reality of captive animals. Captivity sucks!

Chris Gallucci
The Elephant Man

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Judging a Book By Its Cover (Yes, the Elephant Man Wears Ivory)

Humans have been doing this for a long time, and not just to me. Sometimes it is just the way it goes. Recently I have been frequently photographed, and it has been beneficial for the publicity of Shambala. These photographs have also caused people to ask why the Elephant Man wears ivory. I wear my ivory necklace and rings proudly despite this criticism. They do not know the real story. When my two elephants were alive, they would break and chip their tusks by digging holes to reach roots underground, ripping branches off of trees, and occasionally scuffling with one another. For me, it was important to find and gather these broken pieces of Timbo and Cora's ivory, and I am glad I did. When they died, it was essential to lay the two at rest fully intact, meaning I did NOT and would NOT cut these pieces of ivory off of the elephants out of respect and honor. A warrior is laid to rest with his sword and shield, and I did just that. Once they were gone, I made these two ivory rings and pendant to wear proudly.

Friday, November 19, 2010

The New Documentary

The Elephant Man, filmmaker! Only I'm not, so it has taken me longer than I thought to put my new documentary together. But I will never give up. I went back to editing in September, with a professional and enthusiastic company working with me. All is coming together better than expected and hopefully will be out by late December

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

My trip to Austria

It has fired the magic within me, and that is what we are looking for. I just got back from Salzburg, Austria. The purpose of this trip was to give inspiring speeches and appear at the opening of an art gallery. My first stop was in the church of an Austrian Prison (what a tough crowd). Me, Chris Gallucci standing in a church, in a prison. It was too much like a dream and not a very good one.

Thank God, there was more – next I went to a school for young, aspiring artists. In that speech I knew I had really reached the children. The children loved it and I loved telling my story to them. I felt it was good. They responded with excitement. One little girl especially – she came up to me and said, “I will never forget you or your story. You must be a great man!”

Then that night I went to the opening of the new art gallery in Salzburg which featured photos of Timbo and me. Another little girl, dressed up like she was going to the Oscars fought her way through the crowd, grabbed my hand and placed a note in it. She said her mother drove her here to the event to meet me. This little girl said she was having trouble dealing with a problem. She had lost someone very near and dear to her and after listening to my story, she said she knew now that she could deal with any problem that might come her way. Why? Because the magic is inside. She said thank you and walked away.

PS: It’s the Chris and Timbo thing – we are still going and it feels great. Moments like this make me proud to be “The Elephant Man”.

Sunday, January 3, 2010


When Timbo and Kura were alive they opened so many doors for me, brought so many interesting people into my life; people I probably would not have met if I wasn't "the guy with the elephants" (but I was). And now that they are gone, the doors are still opening. Interesting people are still coming, but now they come seeking knowledge. I guess when you spend thirty years with two elephants, you learn a few things.

I love sharing the things my elephants taught me.