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Writers (WGA):
Will Geiger (teleplay)
Cindy McCreery (story)
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Kirra discovers a baby Orca stranded in the lagoon near her grandfather's rundown seaside amusement park. She embarks on a quest to lead Willy back to his pod. | Add synopsis »
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Bindi Irwin ... Kirra

Beau Bridges ... Gus Grisby
Bongolethu Mbutuma ... Mansa
Siyabulela Ramba ... Sifiso
Stephen Jennings ... Rolf V.D. Woods
Matthew Dylan Roberts ... Blikkie
Hiema Jaffa ... Jayce
Kevin Otto ... Dr. Sam Cooper
Louw Venter ... Diff

Darron Meyer ... Doctor
Julie Hartley ... Woman - Wallaby
Sue Dall ... Female Customer
Sofie Schmidt ... Whale Watching Girl
Matthew Kennedy ... Kid - Kelp
Shiloh Henderson ... Kid 2 - Kelp
Michelle Scott ... Mom - Kelp
Bruce Young ... Male Marine Biologist
Claire Berlein ... Female Marine Biologies
Getmore Sithole ... Uncle Rudy
Mfundo Tshazibane ... Groundskeeper
Robert Spencer ... Nerdy Boy
Tracy Kitching ... Waitress
Rosco Charles ... Teenage Putt-Putter
Chumani Pan ... Gate Guard
Linda Mpondo ... Policeman

Jeanne Neilson ... Airport Hostess

Directed by
Will Geiger 
Writing credits
Will Geiger (teleplay)

Cindy McCreery (story)

Keith Walker (characters) (as Keith A. Walker)

Produced by
Nina Heyns .... line producer
Laura Lodin .... producer
Chris Miller .... executive producer
John Stainton .... producer
Jörg Westerkamp .... co-producer
David Wicht .... producer
Original Music by
Enis Rotthoff 
Cinematography by
Robert Malpage 
Film Editing by
Sabrina Plisco 
Production Design by
Michael Berg 
Mike Berg 
Art Direction by
Hamish Whitecross 
Costume Design by
Darion Hing 
Makeup Department
Carla Fourie .... key makeup artist
Zanmarie Hanekom .... key hair stylist
Lian van Wyk .... makeup artist
Production Management
Vlokkie Gordon .... production supervisor: Film Afrika
Jan Kikumoto .... post-production supervisor
Marisa Soneman .... production manager
Lukasz Poninski .... project manager: Alvernia Studios (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brett Hodgkinson .... third assistant director
Hayley Ross .... second assistant director
Leigh Tanchel .... first assistant director
Corry John Turner .... first assistant director: floor
Art Department
Jenn Baker .... construction coordinator
Patrick Baker .... construction foreman
Kenneth Berg .... construction coordinator
Marco Guidetti .... property master
Daniel Krenzer .... art department
Etienne Maree .... set dresser
Patrick O'Connor .... draughtsman
Chris Pechin .... storyboard artist
Mark Risk .... storyboard artist
Maria Siebert .... set dresser
Erica Van Den Raad .... art coordinator
Sound Department
Gregory M. Gerlich .... supervising sound editor
Jeremy J. Gordon .... sound supervisor: adr
Tim LeBlanc .... sound re-recording mixer
Derek Mansvelt .... production sound mixer
Steve Pederson .... sound re-recording mixer
Deron Street .... first assistant sound editor
Stephen Webster .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
John Smith .... special effects technician
Michael van Kesteren .... puppeteer
Visual Effects by
Desmond Allan .... compositor
Dave Clark .... digital compositor
France Dreitser .... cg producer
Manny Dubon .... iq artist
David Dowie Dunn .... digital compositor (as David Dunn)
Marc Horsfield .... visual effects supervisor
Shaun Marnewick .... matchmove lead
Neilan Naicker .... visual effects: BlackGinger
Marco Raposo de Barbosa .... compositing supervisor
Ashley Ryan .... digital compositor
Hilton Treves .... visual effects supervisor
Sean Ware .... visual effects coordinator
Chris Watts .... visual effects consultant
George Webster .... compositing sequence supervisor
Chris B. Schnitzer .... director of visual effects: Warner Bros. (uncredited)
Gary Green .... stunt performer
Adam Horton .... stunt rigger
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Alblas .... still photographer
Frank Gardiner .... first focus puller
Frank Gardner .... focus puller
Regardt Maritz .... second assistant camera (as Reg Maritz)
Djuma Masudi .... grip assistant
Jefri Meintjes .... darkroom loader
Sarel Pretorius .... Steadicam operator
Sarel Pretorius .... camera operator
Sarel Pretorius .... camera operator: "b" camera
J.P. Ridgeway .... key grip
Dean Slotar .... remote camera technician: scorpio head
Oliver Wilter .... gaffer
Animation Department
Kirsten Beets .... texture artist
Lani Greenhill .... cg modeler: BlackGinger
Darrin Hofmeyr .... animation supervisor
Casting Department
Janine Holthuysen .... extras casting
Janet Meintjies .... casting director: cape town
Christa Schamberger .... casting director: johannesburg
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marisa Toyas .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Karlo Babakhanian .... iq assist
Eunice Choi .... post-production coordinator
Sue Gates .... colorist
Michael Kaz .... first assistant editor
Ralph Paredes .... post production coordinator
Matthys Pretorius .... assistant editor
Amber Taylor .... Project Manager
Music Department
Brian Keane .... composer: additional music
Andreas T. Lange .... orchestrator
Jenny Leite .... music editor
Chris McGeary .... supervising music editor
Jeff Toyne .... supervising orchestrator
Krzysztof Bielewicz .... score studio technician: Alvernia Studios (uncredited)
Piotr Witkowski .... music scoring studio supervisor: Alvernia Studios (uncredited)
Sebastian Wlodarczyk .... music scoring assistant: Alvernia Studios (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Grant Kilian .... transportation coordinator
Lester Sweetman .... unit and transport manager
Other crew
Matt Bierman .... production executive
Lise-Marie Bothma .... puppeteer (as Lisa-Marie Pansegrouw)
Eugene Cronje .... accounts payable
Jimmy Fraser .... co-marine coordinator
Katy Fyfe .... assistant location manager
Andrew Hare .... unit set captain
Claudia Kalindjian .... unit publicist
Megan Korzynski .... production secretary
Joe Krenzer .... production assistant
Jon Kuyper .... production executive
Eric Ladd .... title designer
Valerie Legrain-Doussau .... legal and business affairs
Jason Martin .... marine coordinator
Philane Ndaba .... production assistant
Allison Palmer .... production accountant
Simon Rhodes .... production coordinator
Ulrich Riek .... location manager
Carien Schutte .... script supervisor
Jayson Snyman .... production assistant

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements
Argentina:101 min

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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Charming Simple Story, 13 August 2010
Author: PosteLafayetteGav from Mauritius

I was a bit alarmed at the start of this film - the acting, especially by young Bindi Irwin was not great BUT it improved a lot as the film went on and slowly I began to really like the setting, the actors and the simple story. Yes it is predictable, yes it is a bit silly at times but it is good wholesome family entertainment and quite old-fashioned in a way - which is no bad thing. My only slight criticism is the obvious computer generated undersea orcas, but this aside the film provides a lot of entertainment, some very sweet moments and a nice chemistry between Bindi Irwin and Beau Bridges. The latter, as always, is excellent and the former is quite charming at times. If you want to watch a nice easy family film then choose this one. If you don't, then this is probably not for you.

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