The Whale Story (Netherlands) Tess Martin, 4 min

Screening: Saturday, March 8th, 4:00 p.m.

The momentary, intense connection between a female humpback whale entangled in multiple nets and lines, and a group of swimmers who work to free her. —SM

Filmmaker Q&A: Select questions with filmmaker Tess Martin

SFIOFF: What was the most enjoyable and/or challenging part of making the film?

TM: The most enjoyable part was having the actor interact with the whale, the most challenging part was the rain!

SFIOFF: How or why did you begin creating ocean-focused films?

TM: The story of the whale really moved me

SFIOFF: Can you tell us about your next project?

TM: It's top secret; it might be a feature.

SFIOFF: What is your spirit marine animal?

TM: It would have to be the whale

Check out the trailer for 'The Whale Story" here