A critically acclaimed, award winning short documentary on the incredible true story of Malcolm Brenner and his summer long love affair with Dolly the dolphin.
What’s most striking about “Dolphin Lover” is the way it manages to navigate the story’s bizarre emotional twists and turns while keeping a straight face and remaining free from moral judgment.
Emma Myers, IndieWIRE
Set in 1971 on the Southwest coast of Florida, Dolphin Lover tells the incredible true story of Malcolm Brenner, a college student who lands his first professional gig as a freelancer photographing the marine animals at Floridaland, a tourist trap disguised as a roadside amusement park. The experience would launch Malcolm’s career as a photographer and introduce him to his one true love while changing his life forever. Dolphin Lover tells the incredibly true story of Malcolm Brenner’s year-long romantic and sexual love affair with Dolly, a captive bottlenose dolphin.
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Runtime 15 minutes
Film by Kareem Tabsch & Joey Daoud
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Sundance Film Festival 2015: was it all about sex?
From The D-Train, to Hot Girls Wanted, to Slamdance’s Dolphin Lover: was this year all about sex?