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Keiko The Untold Story of the Start of Free Willy Kickstarter campaign Update

Update:The project is currently 16% funded with 21 days to go.Thanks to all of you who participated with a pledge in our 24hour campaign to kickstart our project for a World Premier theater screening in Hollywood on the Kickstarter website This is what we accomplished together with the 24 hour campaign effort. Keiko The Untold […]

24 hour Kickstarter Campaign – Tuesday March 5th

We got off to a great start last week, but now the clock is ticking. Our entire time at Kickstarter is only 30 days, but we already have 28 people that have combined for over 1000.00! We need your help, please!   Great Start – Now What? To help things along, in four days, we […]

Keiko Kickstarter Project

Our Kickstarter project titled “Bring Keiko, The Star of Free Willy, to Hollywood” has launched. What Is Kickstarter? Kickstarter is an US based “for-profit” company that was founded in 2009, to provide tools for raising funds for creative projects with “crowd funding” through their website. Kickstarter has funded a diverse array of projects, from indie […]

Free Willy Movie, Earth Island Institute, and how it all got started

Filmmaker Theresa Demarest interview with Mark Berman, Associate Director of the Free Willy-Keiko Foundation at the airport in preparation for the filming of the documentary film Keiko The Untold Story. When asked how the Earth Island Institute got involved with the movie Free Willy out comes the interconnections between Earth Island’s Dolphin Safe Tuna Program, […]

Mark Berman, Associate Director of Free Willy-Keiko Foundation

Keiko’s rehabilitation and return to the wild is cited by the marine park industry and often repeated by the media as a failed project. As a result, Keiko’s historic journey is often given as the reason captive orcas should not be released at all. Factual errors regarding Keiko’s return to the wild abound. During the […]

2011 San Francisco Ocean Film Festival – Audience Q&A

In 2011 Keiko The Untold Story enjoyed the honor of being chosen as an ‘Official Selection’ and won awards at several film festivals across the country. This is an excerpt of a Question and Answer session with the audience at the Pier 39 Theater as part of the 2011 San Franciso Ocean Film Festival with Filmmaker […]