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© NOMAD ISLAND • ALL RIGHTS RESERVED • MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA

HUMPBACK WHALES: A DETECTIVE STORY [DOCUMENTARY | 50 MINUTES | 2019]

On the 12th of September 2015 in Monterey Bay California, a 30-ton humpback whale breached and landed on Tom Mustill and his friend Charlotte Kinloch as they paddled a sea kayak. Incredibly, both survived the incident. This near-death experience haunted documen- tary maker Tom, and left him wondering if the whale was deliberately trying to hurt them. To find the answer, in 2018 Tom returned to California to investigate. He meets those who’ve survived similar hair-raising encounters, and the experts who know the whales best – and what he discovers raises far bigger questions - not just about what happened that day but also about our relationship with whales and their future alongside us.

Director/Producer - Tom Mustill

Director of Photography - Tim Burgess

Camera/Drone Operator - Connor Gallagher (Nomad Island)B

Production - BBC, Gripping Films

Accolades 

International Wildlife Film Festival (Finalist)

World Wildlife Film Day United Nations (Finalist)