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The true story about a young dolphin that overcame her disability and has inspired thousands around the world to do the same. Read more

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The true story about a young dolphin that overcame her disability and has inspired thousands around the world to do the same.

About this project

Winter, the Dolphin That Can, is a powerful documentary of hope and perseverance that has reached a global audience, inspiring young and old alike.

On December 10th, 2005, the heroic rescue of a two-month-old abandoned dolphin calf, found entangled in the rope of a crab trap, is just the beginning of the story. Despite losing her tail and two vertebrae as a result of her injures, the calf that will become known as "Winter" begins a journey of survival.

Winter's story takes us through an amazing and compelling life saga. Her story demonstrates that with perseverance and a passion to survive, it is possible to adapt to and overcome limitations.

Today, Winter's "Tale" has become a global phenomenon, one that provides hope to children and hundreds upon thousands of others who can relate to her struggles and subsequent triumph. The major motion picture Dolphin Tale was inspired by this story, where viewers meet the actual people who work with Winter, and experience real-life stories of children and wounded soldiers who have drawn inspiration from her.

But the story does not stop there. December 11th, 2010, a story of Hope begins and a new chapter is written.....

PLEASE JOIN OUR STORY

Through KICKSTARTER we hope to finance our costs of post-production, including the costs of the music licenses, editing, sound editing and mix-down fees, color correction and title editing, and all aspects of finishing.  All other costs have been funded.

Every contribution helps, however small!

We are a team of devoted volunteers and employees who believe that the story of Winter and Hope has the power to open hearts and minds of viewers worldwide. Our job is simply to honor this story as it has revealed itself to us, and deliver it to a global audience with the best quality filming, editing, production, and distribution that we can achieve. The process has been transformational to everyone on our team, and we look forward to sharing our results with you in 2014. Thank you for your contribution.

FRANCAIS: Winter, le dauphin qui peut prend son public dans un voyage puissant, un plein d'espoir et preseverance. Ce documentaire suit la vie d'un jeune dauphin qui apprend à adapt et surmonter les limites, et, ce faisant, inspire des centaines et des milliers de personnes globalement. Suivez histoire fascinante de Winter et de faire partie de celui-ci. Avec vous, généreux engagement vous nous aider dans notre quête pour aider à inspirer les générations à venir. Nous vous sommes très reconnaissants générosité.

PORTUGUÊS: Winter, o Dolphin que pode leva o público a uma viagem poderosa, cheia de esperança e preseverance. Este documentário segue a vida de um jovem golfinho que aprende a adabt e superar as limitações, e ao fazê-lo inspira centenas e milhares de pessoas globalmente. Siga história convincente de inverno e tornar-se parte dela. Com você generosa promessa de nos ajudar em nossa busca para ajudar a inspirar as gerações vindouras. Nós apreciamos muito que você generosidade.

ESPAÑOL: Winter, el delfín que puede lleva a su audiencia en un viaje poderoso, uno lleno de esperanza y preseverance. Este documental sigue la vida de un delfín joven que aprende a adabt y superar las limitaciones, y al hacer eso inspira a cientos y miles de personas globaly. Siga historia convincente de Winter y llegar a ser parte de ella. Contigo generosa promesa nos ayuda en nuestra búsqueda para ayudar a inspirar a las generaciones venideras. Apreciamos mucho que usted generosidad.

To contact us for other ways to help, get involved or donate, please email us at winterthedolphin@cmaquarium.org

For international rewards (items to be shipped), please add $15 to your contribution to cover shipping costs.

Risks and challenges

With the completion of this funding of our documentary, we anticipate to have all rewards available to be mailed promptly. However inventory changes or overwhelming demand may prevent from immediate distribution, in this case we will notify the donor about any delay.

For rewards # 6-9, these include unique, one of a kind paintings, and may require additional time to complete based on volume.

As an added value, once successfully funded, we will notify each of our supporters via email to a website where a special preview of the documentary will be available for viewing for a limited time.

For status updates on rewards, please feel free to contact us directly at the following email. winterthedolphin@cmaquarium.org.

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    27 backers

    Our many thanks, plus we will keep you posted on the progress of the project.

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    74 backers

    Digital photo of Winter and Hope, plus reward #1

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    26 backers

    10-pack of digital wallpaper images of the resident animals of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, plus rewards #1 - 2.

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    $100 reward

    16 backers

    Winter the Dolphin plush toy, plus rewards #1-3.

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    $200 reward

    7 backers

    Recorded video "Thank You" from Winter and Hope, plus rewards #1 - 4.

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    $500 reward

    1 backer

    12 x 12 painting created by Hope the Dolphin with photos taken during the training session of painting, plus rewards #1 - 5.

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    $1,000 reward

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    12 x 12 Painting created by Winter the Dolphin with photos taken during the training session of painting, plus rewards #1 - 6.

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    $2,500 reward

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    12 x 12 paintings created by Winter, Hope, Nicholas and Panama, Clearwater Marine Aquariums resident dolphins, plus rewards #1 - 5.

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    Personal visit with Winter and Hope, VIP tour of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium's facilities,, lunch with CEO, David Yates (documentary's producer) including private screening of Winter, The Dolphin That Can, plus rewards #1 - 5 and #8. (Lodging for family of 4 for 3 days, airfare not included)

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Funding period

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