Interview by Paul Salfen
DOLPHIN ISLAND invites us to experience an island paradise, where fourteen-year-old Annabel lives with her fisherman grandfather. She is surrounded by an extended family of loving but quirky neighbors and her best friend – a dolphin named Mitzy. Everything changes when her maternal grandparents arrive with a shifty lawyer to bring her back to New York. It’s up to Annabel and her friends to figure out how to save the day and prove that love conquers all!
DOLPHIN ISLAND stars Peter Woodward (THE PATRIOT), Dionne Lea (NO BAD DAYS), Tyler Jade Nixon (DOLPHIN KICK), Bob Bledsoe (Parks & Recreation), David Raizor (YOU CAN’T TAKE MY DAUGHTER), and introduces Annette Lovrien Duncan and Aaron Borrow.
DOLPHIN ISLAND was directed by Mike Disa (SPACE DOGS, HOODWINKED TOO!), Produced by Shaked Berenson (SPACE DOGS, A TIGER’ S TALE), and written by Disa, Berenson, and Rolfe Kanefsky (PUPPY SWAP: LOVE UNLEASHED). The filmmakers felt compelled to create a project that could help The Bahamas rebuild after Hurricane Dorian. The film brought jobs and resources to the island nation as planned, but no one could have expected that a pandemic would close travel shortly after the filming was complete.
Berenson adds, “We hope DOLPHIN ISLAND helps families escape to a beautiful island paradise, and possibly choose to travel there as restrictions are being lifted. We also hope that the film will help girls be inspired to seek out careers in science.”