Set near Reynold’s hometown off the western coast of Vancouver Island, ‘The Whale’ follows the story of Luna, an orca who was separated from his family when he was young. He ended up in a narrow length of the sea called Nootka Sound. Being a social creature as orcas are, Luna still searched for companionship. He didn’t find it with his own species, so he became friends with the local human species.
The film explores the tension between those who know and love Luna as a friend and those who worry that this much interaction with humans and none with his own species will hurt the young whale.
‘The Cove’ director Ric O’Barry gives his thumbs up to the film, so you know it’s going to be good. In addition to narrating the film, Reynolds also served as executive producer alongside Scarlett Johansson.
See the trailer below.