Harry Turner in Wildcat | Courtesy of Prime Video
Veteran Harry Turner finds motivation and drive during the making Wildcat documentary. Not without some challenges while living in the wildlife and at an unexpected loss.
Wildcat follows the emotional and inspiring story of a young veteran (Harry Turner) on his journey into the Amazon. Once there, he meets a young woman (Samantha Zwicker) running a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center, and his life finds new meaning as he is entrusted with the life of an orphaned baby ocelot. What was meant to be an attempt to escape from life turns out to be an unexpected journey of love, discovery, and healing.
At the age of 18, Harry Turner joined the British Army. Unfortunately, his tour in Afghanistan left him with PTSD combined with severe depression. During one of his lowest moments he attempted suicide and planned his expedition to Peru without seeing a return. Instead his journey took him on a roller coaster ride of happy moments and more lows. Unlike his first traumatic trip, the young veteran found direction to making changes for himself and the wildlife. Today he runs a non profit, Emerald Arch to aid environmental conservation.
During the press day of Wildcat I was surprised to get connected with Harry Turner. He discussed being proud of being part of the documentary and what part of it touched him the most. In addition to how the cats from the wild helped him while fighting his demons, losing Khan and what he is doing today to continue making a difference.
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Wildcat is available globally on Prime Video December 30, 2022
Source: LRMExclusive, Prime Video