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