If you haven’t seen it already, check out the trailer for the upcoming documentary “Blackfish,” about killer whales in captivity, Tilikum, the death of Dawn Brancheau and many other issues also covered in “Death at SeaWorld.”
It currently has over 600,000 views.
The film features four former trainers profiled in my book, and a brief appearance by me. Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite was working on the film as I was researching and writing DASW. Our paths crossed often, and we collaborated and shared notes. As you will see, it is a very poweful movie!
The paperback version of “Death at SeaWorld,” which comes out on July 2, has a special promotional “splash” on the front cover urging readers to see the film. There may be other cross-promotional opportunities in the future, so stay tuned. Together, the film and paperback may indeed make this the summer of the captive killer whale.