CastRyan Reynolds DirectorSuzanne Chisholm
Michael Parfit Release dateSeptember 9, 2011 (2011-09-09) (USA) DirectorsSuzanne Chisholm, Michael Parfit Music directorTobin Stokes, David Parfit Similar moviesBlackfish, Dolphins and Whales 3D: Tribes of the Ocean, Free Willy 3: The Rescue, Orca: The Killer Whale, Free Willy 2 - The Adventure Home, Oceans
TaglineFriendship is bigger than we know.
The whale trailer 1 us 2011
The Whale is a 2011 documentary film directed by Suzanne Chisholm and Michael Parfit. Narrated by Ryan Reynolds, it tells the story of Luna, a killer whale (orca) living in Nootka Sound, Canada, who was separated from his pod at a young age.
The Whale was produced by Suzanne Chisholm, with Eric Desatnik, Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds serving as executive producers. It is based on, and uses the same footage, as Chisholm's and Parfit's 2007 documentary Saving Luna, narrated by Parfit. The reworked version was rewritten to tell the story from a third-person perspective and focuses on less on the directors' personal involvement in Luna's life.
Awards and nominations
Newport Beach Film Festival (2012), Outstanding Achievement In Filmmaking (Environmental)