Director: Suzanne Chisholm & Michael ParfitWriter(s): n/a
Star(s): Ryan Reynolds
This touching documentary tells the story of a young killer whale, Luna, who gets separated from his family on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. As rambunctious and surprising as a visitor from another planet, Luna endears himself to the community with his determination to make contact, leading to many unexpected consequences.
The Whale charts the community’s struggle to deal with Luna, since whales who are separated from their pods rarely survive in the wild.
“The issues surrounding the emotional lives of animals — and the often presumptuous assumption of humans that they comprehend them — are explored in The Whale with a quiet dignity and gorgeous images.”
— Andy Webster, New York Times
Chisholm and Parfit co-founded the BC-based Mountainside Films, which was named among the 100 most influential production companies in the world by Realscreen magazine. Their work has aired extensively on the National Geographic Channel, and on CBC, CNN, PBS and BBC.
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