When British Army veteran Harry Turner returned from active duty, horrific events he witnessed left him struggling with PTSD and depression. Obsessed with thoughts of self-harm and suicide, he tried to disappear into the wilderness. But a chance meeting with conservationist Samantha Zwicker offered him a second chance.
Prime Video’s new, critically acclaimed documentary Wildcat follows Harry and Samantha through an emotional journey of caring for an orphaned baby ocelot, hoping to rehabilitate him back into the wild. Falling in love with both the kitten and Samantha, Harry agrees to become the ocelot’s adoptive “mother” and spends 18 months in a remote compound deep in the jungle, devoting himself to the cat. From bottle-feeding to the cat’s first successful rodent hunt, Harry celebrates all of the milestones.
As much as this is a film about cats becoming wild again, it’s also about two people reconnecting with nature and themselves. While they’re saving the animals, the animals are also saving them.
Directed by Melissa Lesh and Trevor Frost, the documentary releases in theaters Dec. 21 and will be available globally on Prime Video Dec. 30. See the trailer here.