Written and Directed By: BEN GOERTZEN
Producers: RENE ARANEDA CONTRERAS, MAURICIO HANDLER-RUIZ
Executive Producers: DENY STAGGS, RENE ARANEDA CONTRERAS, MAURICIO HANDLER-RUIZ
Director of Photography: BEN GOERTZEN
Underwater Director of Photography:MAURICIO HANDLER-RUIZ
An endangered, South American Marine Otter mother and her two pups act as a vehicle into a poetic exploration of the threshold between comfort and action. Through blending traditional blue-chip cinematography with a philosophical narration the smallest marine mammal in the world is used as a mentor to teach humans about trusting their internal compass and confronting difficult questions. From showing a caring mother, to a playful sibling bond, to the kelp forests that nourish their entire ecosystem, this film aims to build empathy for animals as complex beings with more depth than we give them credit for.