The Whale (2011 film)

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The Whale
The Whale 2011 poster.jpg
Directed by Suzanne Chisholm
Michael Parfit
Produced by Suzanne Chisholm
Narrated by Ryan Reynolds
Music by David Parfit
Tobin Stokes
Cinematography Suzanne Chisholm
Michael Parfit
Edited by Michael Parfit
Mountainside Films
Telefilm Canada
Release date
  • September 9, 2011 (2011-09-09) (U.S.)
Running time
85 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

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.[1]

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  1. ^ Lederman, Marsha (17 November 2011). "A whale of a tale hooks actor Ryan Reynolds". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  2. ^ "2012 Newport Beach Film Festival award winners". Daily Pilot. 7 May 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2014.

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