A New Documentary featuring Richard O’Barry

It's a Dolphin!

I pay very close attention to documentaries. It’s a genre dear to my heart as I continue to work on my big epic. I want to see these films, and see how they’re financed, produced, and marketed….

Some told me all about The Cove, a documentary about dolphin genocide. It’s supposed to be an excellent film about a very disturbing practice that takes place in a small town Japan.

As many of you probably know, Richard Berry was the guy who wrote LOUIE LOUIE, and he’s the main reason why I’m doing my documentary. He believed in me, and for that I’ll be eternally grateful.

So as I looked for showtimes for The Cove, I found it intriguing that the main character has a name that’s similar to Richard’s….

In the 1960’s, Richard O’Barry was the world’s leading authority on dolphin training, working on the set of the popular television program Flipper. Day in and day out, O’Barry kept the dolphins working and television audiences smiling. But one day, that all came to a tragic end. “The Cove” tells the amazing true story of how Psihoyos, O’Barry and an elite team of activists, filmmakers and freedivers embarked on a covert mission to penetrate a hidden cove in Japan, shining light on a dark and deadly secret. The mysteries they uncovered were only the tip of the iceberg.

By some odd coincidence, the guy that directed this film is a guy named Louie Psihoyos. Another LOUIE? Just what does it mean, anyways? Go figure…

Here’s a couple of reviews for this movie that I will definitely be seeing…

New York Times review

Metroactive review by Richard Von Buscack

Rolling Stone review

The official website for this film is:

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