Original Title: Otter 501
Official Website: http://otter501.com
Country of Origin: USA
Year of completion: 2012
Duration: 60 min.
Executive Producer/Director of Photography/ Executive Director of Sea Studios Foundation: Mark Shelley
Director: Bob Talbot
Executive Producer: Clint Jones
Producer/Editor: Josh Rosen
Combining documentary and dramatic narrative techniques, Otter 501 chronicles the remarkable true story of an orphaned baby otter who washed ashore on the Northern California coast when she was less than a week old. Rescued by the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Sea Otter Research and Conservation Program, “501,” as the baby otter was called, became part of a groundbreaking surrogate program where she was introduced to an adoptive sea otter mother who reared her for months so she could develop the necessary skills to survive in the wild. Parallel to this remarkable tale of how 501 got a second chance at life is the story of young Katie, an aspiring marine biologist who discovers the orphaned otter and becomes a volunteer at the Aquarium. Blending original footage and social media tools, Otter 501 is a unique hybrid of fact and fiction that takes the traditional wildlife documentary into a new style of storytelling.
September 4th, 2013
Biblioteca Infantil y Juvenil República Dominicana
September 5th, 2013
Centro Cultural Perelló
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September 8th, 2013
Santiago de los Caballeros
Centro Cultural León Jimenes
Biography of Director Bob Talbot:
As a world-renowned marine photographer, award-winning filmmaker and dedicated environmentalist, Bob Talbot has combined his unique visual style and storytelling ability with state-of-the-art entertainment technologies to create intimate ocean experiences on film.
His photographs of whales and dolphins have been reproduced into millions of lithographs distributed around the world and his motion picture work has appeared in many television, film and special venue productions. Talbot filmed the wildlife sequences for the Warner Bros. series of Free Willy feature films and Universal Pictures’ Flipper. He directed and photographed the IMAX(copyright symbol) Ridefilm(TM) motion simulation system film Dolphins: The Ride, and acted as a director and cinematographer for sequences in the Academy Award-nominated MacGillivray Freeman IMAX film, Dolphins. Talbot also directed and photographed the award-winning IMAX (copyright) film Ocean Men: Extreme Dive about world champion free divers Pipin Ferreras and Umberto Pelizzari.
Talbot has worked on several Cousteau Society productions, and continues to collaborate with Jean Michel Cousteau on Ocean Futures projects. He serves on the board of governors for Oceana, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and the Earth Communications Office. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.
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- Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
- Keep on Rolling: The Dream of the Automobile
- Minds in the Water
- Money and Life – A Story about Money That Will Change your Life
- Mother: Caring for 7 Billion
- Otter 501
- Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey
- Planet Ocean
- Sacred Science
- Uranium Drive In
- Voices of Transition
- A Sea Turtle Story
- Hanging Around
- The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom
- The Windmill Farmer
- What Would Darwin Think?
Man vs. Nature in the Galapagos
This year’s 5 themes - oceans, biodiversity, green economy, sustainable agriculture and climate change,
will be covered in a selection of 30 films: