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Project Details

Project dates
Halifax, NS, Canada

Ashoke Mohanraj

Project Lead

Dolphin Dude the animated film holds immense potential to generate positive change on multiple fronts. Through its compelling narrative and visually engaging storytelling, the film aims to educate children on the critical importance of marine conservation, shedding light on the challenges faced by dolphins and broader environmental issues such as overfishing, plastic pollution, and climate change.

Project Description

Beyond its educational impact, “Dolphin Dude” endeavors to instill a sense of responsibility and empathy in its audience. The film’s vibrant characters and breathtaking underwater landscapes create a visual feast, ensuring an unforgettable cinematic experience. As families and schools embrace this animated adventure, it is poised to ignite conversations about environmental stewardship, fostering a generation committed to preserving the wonders of the ocean for years to come. “Dolphin Dude” emerges not just as a film but as a beacon of change, steering our collective consciousness towards a more sustainable and harmonious relationship with the marine world.

This project has been created in commemoration of the lives of all the victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, including two Ocean Bridge ambassadors, Danielle Moore and Micah Messent. We aspire to carry on their legacy and commitment to making the world a better place by creating long-lasting impacts with a firm commitment to driving positive change for the environment and our ocean. We will never forget the light that Danielle and Micah brought to the world and will continue to keep them in our hearts. To learn more about these two amazing people, please visit: Honouring Danielle and Micah – Ocean Wise. This work is partially funded by the Commemoration Fund for Victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 Tragedy.

What was your biggest challenge?

The biggest challenge was cost, and losing my original animator. This delayed and threw off the whole project, and ultimately forced me to settle for only a trailer, which we will now have to use to raise more capital.

What was your most valuable takeaway?

I think the most valuable takeaway from this experience/project is that they way people receive information today is very different. For issues surrounding climate change and marine health we need to get creative in how we explore these topics.

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