The Whale

The Whale
Long Shot’s Involvement:

Theatrical Booking, Regional Publicity, Consulting on behalf of Paladin Films

Release Date:

September 9, 2011


THE WHALE tells the true story of a young, wild killer whale named Luna, who lost contact with his family on the coast of British Columbia and turned up alone in a narrow stretch of sea between mountains, a place called Nootka Sound.

CRITICS PICK! —New York Times

CRITICS PICK! —Washington Post

“A gossamer lyricism… Wondrous to behold!”

—Andy Webster, New York Times

“A necessary film for documentary fans… essential… engrossing”

—Christopher Campbell, indieWIRE

“Charming… a gorgeous and provocative film that consistently rises above its Flipper-ish genre.”

—John Hartle, Seattle Times

“The lessons about friendship are gigantic indeed!”

—Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News

“Visually stunning and emotionally wrought, THE WHALE begs for post-movie discussion”

—Stephanie Merry, Washington Post

“Thoughtful and moving… [it] will appeal to animal lovers of all ages”

—Sherri Linden, Los Angeles Times