Blackfish's director did it for passion, nor profit. Now she is finding it hard to move on...
a middle school 15 minutes from SeaWorld.
I feel a kind of responsibility to keep steering this in the right direction.”
isn't a "business-minded shark." But she's no idiot, either.
she started researching the death of Dawn Brancheau, a trainer who had been killed by a 12,000-pound orca, Tilikum, during a performance at SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla., in 2010.
I'm already ready to lend my voice to something else. And this film is not done.”
that friends have bought for her. One buddy even made her a makeshift Oscar — a piece of wood spray-painted gold with a papier-mache whale glued on top — that she keeps on her kitchen counter. (Although the film was among the nominees on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' documentary short list, it didn't make the final cut.)