Nov 252011

A fisherman experiences a moment of connection with a female humpback whale in the waters off of San Francisco. Is this an example of inter-species communication or a mysterious fluke? This true story is retold in paint on a 16 foot high wall with the help of the passing public in Seattle’s Cal Anderson Park. Watch the timelapse here:

Directed and Animated by:
Tess Martin

Additional Animators:
Webster Crowell
Stefan Gruber
Britta Johnson
Amanda Moore

DK Pan

Music & Audio:
Spencer Thun

Jenny Asarnow
Alec Deason
Emily Eagle
Marc Hobbs
Ilana Holmes
Britt Madsen
Tristan Parker
Anthony Sonnenberg

Katie Durant-Storey
Alma Khasawnih
Shannon MacIntyre
Britt Madsen
Doug Mora
Houria Rollosson
Venus Volante

This story was originally heard in the
Radiolab podcast ‘Animal Minds’
and was animated primarily
over one weekend in
Seattle’s Cal Andersen Park

Made Possible by:
Sound Transit

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