Eye of the Dolphin

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Eye of the Dolphin
Eye of the dolphin.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Michael D. Sellers
Produced by Susan Johnson
Written by Michael D. Sellers
Wendell Morris
Starring Carly Schroeder
Adrian Dunbar
George Harris
Katharine Ross
Christine Adams
Andrea Bowen
Music by Alan Derian
Cinematography Guy Livneh
Quantum Entertainment
Distributed by Monterey Media
Release date
  • 2006 (2006)
Running time
103 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Eye of the Dolphin is a 2006 American drama film written by Wendell Morris and directed by Michael Sellers. It starred Carly Schroeder, Adrian Dunbar, George Harris, Katharine Ross and Christine Adams. The film released on August 21, 2007.

A sequel entitled Beneath the Blue was released on October 24, 2010 starring Paul Wesley and Caitlin Wachs


A troubled fourteen-year-old girl named Alyssa (Carly Schroeder) has been living with her grandmother Lucy (Katharine Ross) since the death of her mother a year before. After being suspended from school for smoking, Alyssa is brought to the Bahamas to live with Hawk (Adrian Dunbar), the father she never knew she had. Alyssa's arrival on the island comes at a decisively inconvenient time for Hawk, a dolphin researcher, whose prickly personality puts him at odds with local politicians, who feel that the local economy needs good relations with tourists. It is a difficult relationship at first between Alyssa and her father, but Tamika (Christine Adams), Hawk's girlfriend, and Daniel (George Harris), Tamika's father, smooth the way. Alyssa soon adjusts to island life, and she discovers the gift that she shares with her father for communicating with dolphins, a skill which leads her into a powerful relationship with a wild dolphin which her father, for legitimate scientific reasons, cannot condone. But when the powers-that-be threaten to close down her father's research station, it is Alyssa and her wild friend who hold the key, and they have the power to bring all parties together.



  • Winner of Best Drama in the International Family Film Festival
  • Winner of Best Child Actor in the International Family Film Festival for Carly Schroeder

Theatrical Release[edit]

Eye of the Dolphin premiered at the ArcLight Hollywood on August 21, 2007. The film was released in more than 100 theatres, nationwide on August 24, 2007.


A sequel (also produced by Susan Johnson) titled Beneath The Blue was released straight to television in 2010. The film starred Paul Wesley, Caitlin Wachs and David Keith.

Film Festival Showings[edit]

  • Official Selection at the Tribeca Film Festival'
  • Official Selection at the Delray Beach Film Festival
  • Official Selection at the Kids First! Film Festival
  • Official Selection at the Tiburon Film Festival
  • Official Selection at the Austin Texas Film Festival
  • Official Selection at the USA Family Film Festival
  • Official Selection at the Worldfest Houston Film Festival

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