Filmmakers Mike Disa and Shaked Berenson discuss their family flick Dolphin Island is available now on DVD and VOD.
The Dove Foundation approved and uplifting family film, Dolphin Island is available now on DVD and VOD.
Directed by Mike Disa (Space Dogs, Hoodwinked Too!). Produced by Shaked Berenson (Turbo Kid, JeruZalem, A Tiger’s Tale), and written by Disa, Berenson, and Rolfe Kanefsky (Puppy Swap: Love Unleashed), Dolphin Island follows orphaned Anabelle (Tyler Jade Nixon) who moves in with her paternal grandfather, Robert (Bob Bledsoe) along with a large, loving extended family and friends, including a dolphin named Mitzy.
When Anabelle’s affluent and extremely materialistic, New York maternal grandparents head down to the Caribbean with their sleezy lawyer to return their tax write-off granddaughter to the Northeast. Luckily for Anabelle, she’s has a whole host of family, friends and including her social worker, which is a huge bonus.
I caught up with Mike and Shaked, who were candid about speaking about the filmmaking process, what it is like to work with major studios versus smaller budget films and how important it is that family films before the whole family instead of just for little kids that parents tune out or have too many adult jokes that parents instantly want to turn it off.
Having the Dove Foundation be a supporter of the Dolphin Island adds to the desire to make wholesome, family entertainment that the entire family can enjoy whether faith based or secular viewing.
For more information on The Coalition for Quality of Children’s Media visit www.kidsfirst.org.
Dolphin Island is available now on DVD and VOD.