PUNTA GORDA, Fla. – The controversial and award-winning short documentary film “Dolphin Lover” will be available for purchase on iTunes, Vimeo, Xbox and other video on demand sites starting Tuesday, Oct. 27, the film’s producer said Monday.
Joey Daoud added that the 15-minute film, which was selling in pre-order for $2.99, would be available on Hulu on Dec. 27.
“Dolphin Lover” recounts the true story of writer Malcolm J. Brenner’s intimate relationship with Dolly, a female bottlenose dolphin kept at Floridaland, a 1960’s amusement park located in Nokomis, south of Sarasota. That relationship became the basis for “Wet Goddess: Recollections of a Dolphin Lover,” Brenner’s 2010 novelization of those events. The book has sold more than 1,250 copies in 18 countries world-wide, including China, and is currently being translated into Russian for release there.
“Dolphin Lover” took Honorable Mentions at Slamdance 2015 and Indie Grits 2015. It was awarded Best Short Documentary at the Los Angeles Film Festival and was runner-up for Best Documentary Short at the Sidewalk Film Festival.
MIAMI 8/31/15 – “Dolphin Lover,” the documentary film about author Malcolm J. Brenner’s 1971 love affair with Dolly the dolphin, was named runner-up in the Best Documentary Short category at the Sidewalk film festival in Birmingham, Alabama, producer Joey Daoud announced today. This makes a total of four awards for the film, including Best Documentary Short at the Los Angeles Film Festival, and honorable mentions at Slamdance and the Indie Grits festival.
The 16-minute film uses archival footage of Floridaland, the amusement park where the interspecies romance took place, Brenner’s black-and-white period photos of the park’s dolphins and extensive interviews with Brenner. To see a teaser for the film, click here.
It has just been announced by the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival that Dolphin Lover took the Best Short Documentary award. The 15-minute film, directed by Kareem Tabsch and produced by Joey Daoud, recounts the true story of writer Malcolm J. Brenner’s romantic and sexual love affair with a bottlenose dolphin at Floridaland, a low-rent amusement park, in the early 1970’s. Brenner’s experience became the basis for his 2010 novel Wet Goddess: Recollections of a Dolphin Lover.
“Dolphin Lover” will be playing this week at the San Francisco Indiefest film festival at the Roxie Theater on June 6 and 9. Click here for more information and show times.