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Join Adrian Grenier, Josh Zeman & world renowned scientists to find the elusive '52 Hertz' whale and fight Ocean Noise Pollution.
Join Adrian Grenier, Josh Zeman & world renowned scientists to find the elusive '52 Hertz' whale and fight Ocean Noise Pollution.
3,833 backers pledged $405,937 to help bring this project to life.

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Building on the works of William Watkins & dedicated to Ocean Preservation.

The Lonely Whale is believed to have spent his entire life in solitude.

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 Movie Poster by Shepard Fairey

CLICK HERE to pledge for the Lonely Whale Movie Poster designed by Shepard Fairey.

CLICK HERE to pledge for the Lonely Whale T-Shirt designed by Shepard Fairey.

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Pledge $500 for the Autographed Entourage Director's Chair Seat Back.

The Loneliest Whale in the World.

Despite his efforts, he receives no reply.

CLICK HERE to show your support for Ocean Preservation & the Lonely Whale by pledging for one of our exclusive rewards. We cannot do it without you.

 He dedicated his life work to '52'.

Dr. William A. Watkins | A pioneer in marine mammal acoustics.

It all started 26 years ago.

CLICK HERE to hear the 52 Hz sound. On average these tones had a center frequency of 51.75 Hz and lasted 5-7 sec. These tones are usually produced in groups of 2-6 and were recorded in the NE Pacific. (The recorded signal has been sped up 10 times) 

 No one has ever attempted to do this.

  We too are struggling to be heard.

Risks and challenges

As we work towards completion and (with your help) raise funds to finish the film, we’ll be pursuing distribution. One big challenge for this campaign is the potential for delays in delivering DVDs and digital downloads per our distributors’ schedule.

All delivery dates are estimates and subject to change at any time.

However, we assure all our backers that we have a dedicated team behind this campaign. If we are behind schedule, we will promptly notify everyone.

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    52 RINGTONE

    Welcome aboard! We're so glad to have you on the crew. In exchange for your donation, you will receive an exclusive 52 ringtone, recorded ON OUR QUEST for the loneliest whale.

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    Show your support with the Chocolate For Change (dark chocolate, sea salt) 52 bar for $7.

    The '52' Ringtone will also be included.

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    UPDATES FROM THE CREW

    Take part in the quest from the comfort of your home. Select this reward and we will send you digital updates from the icy waters of our quest.

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    TATTLY TEMPORARY WHALE TATTOOS (Set of 2 variety pack) + 52 Thank You Note

    Let your commitment to ocean conservation be SEEN by all with this set of two whale temporary tattoos from Tattly. In the first tattoo by Aimée Wilder, add some fun to your look & show your love for lonely whale by sporting a whale splashing in a sea of hearts! In the second, wear this tastefully illustrated whale tattoo by Screech Owl Design and let the world see your support.

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    ADRIAN'S BOOK OF INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES TO LIVE BY

    Need a little inspiration? Adrian Grenier would love to help. Select this reward and receive a digital booklet, full of Adrian's favorite quotes. Plus updates from the crew and the 52 ringtone.

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    LIMITED EDITION STONEY CLOVER LANE BRACELET

    Show your 52 pride with this bright and fun 52 bracelet with a blue whale cutout charm. Wearing the bracelet is not only stylish, it's also saving the ocean and its wildlife! Plus updates from the crew, the 52 ringtone and a digital download of the film.

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

    Witness the quest for 52. Receive a digital copy of the film. Plus updates from the crew and the 52 ringtone.

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    52 MIXTAPE

    Filmmaker Mike Ambs has compiled a mixtape of music inspired by and dedicated to 52. Press play and become sonically connected with the loneliest whale like never before. Plus updates from the crew, the 52 ringtone and a digital download of the film.

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    LIMITED EDITION RED COUSTEAU INSPIRED FRIEND OF 52 HAT

    We couldn’t embark on this quest without paying homage to the man who revolutionized marine exploration and made all of this possible. Select this reward and get your very own Jacques Cousteau inspired “Friend of 52” hat. Plus updates from the crew, the 52 ringtone and a digital download of the film.

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    SHEPARD FAIREY TEE

    Famed artist Shepard Fairey created a graphic inspired by 52 that is available on this Tee shirt exclusively for our campaign. Now you can show off your love for the Lonely Whale in style. Plus updates from the crew, the 52 ringtone and a digital download of the film.

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    TICKETS TO THE TIMES SQ TAKEOVER

    Thanks to a generous gift from PVBLIC, Lonely Whale is taking over the digital billboards in Times Square -- and you're invited! The first ten backers who snatch up this reward will join us for this exciting evening at the W New York – Times Square (EWOW Suite) with Adrian Grenier and team, for a celebration of the culmination of a 2-day Times Square Takeover.

    ** Travel and accommodations not included.

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    SIGNED COPY OF DAVID ROTHENBERG'S "THOUSAND-MILE SONG"

    Get your very own signed copy of legendary jazz clarinetist, philosopher-naturalist and composer David Rothenberg's acclaimed book, "Thousand-Mile Song: Whale Music in a Sea of Sound." Plus updates from the crew, the 52 ringtone and a digital download of the film.

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    52: THE SEARCH POSTER

    Decorate your walls with an authentic 52: Mystery of the Loneliest Whale movie poster, designed by Shepard Fairey (18x24). Plus updates from the crew, the 52 ringtone and a digital download of the film.

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    HANDWRITTEN NOTE FROM ADRIAN GRENIER

    Thank you for turning this dream into reality. Select this reward, and Adrian will write you a personal, handwritten note, thanking you for your contribution. Plus updates from the crew, the 52 ringtone and a digital download of the film.

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    VINT VIRGA'S "THE SOULS OF ALL LIVING CREATURES" SIGNED WITH A CUSTOM MESSAGE FROM THE AUTHOR

    Receive a signed copy of veterinarian Vint Virga's acclaimed book, "The Soul of All Living Creatures: What Animals Can Teach Us About Being Human." Plus updates from the crew, the 52 ringtone and a digital download of the film.

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    LONELY WHALE NECKLACE by PROTECT WHAT IS PRECIOUS

    This limited edition pendant evokes the spirit and sound of the Lonely Whale. Using an innovative process that extracts precious metals from industrial byproducts, this Protect What Is Precious recycled sterling silver design serves as a beautiful reminder of our connection to the ocean and the hope found in the story of 52. Retail price: $150.00

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    $200 - ADRIAN GRENIER VOICEMAIL RECORDING + Digital Download + Digital Poster + Ringtone + Book of Inspirational Quotes + Updates

    Pledge and receive your very own personalized Adrian Grenier-voiced voicemail message.

    + A digital download of the film 52: The Search for the Loneliest Whale

    + A digital download of the Shepard Fairey designed film poster for 52: The Search for the Loneliest Whale

    + Ringtone: Exclusive '52 Hertz' ringtone for your phone.

    + Adrian's Book of Inspirational Quotes To Live By: A digital book of Adrian's favorite quotes that he lives by.

    + Crew Updates: Receive the live journal from the Expedition.

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    PAIR OF TICKETS TO 52: THE SEARCH FILM SCREENING

    Experience the film on the big screen. You’ll receive two advance tickets to a New York screening of the film, during the first week of its release. Plus updates from the crew, the 52 ringtone and a digital download of the film. Travel and accommodations not included.

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    WHALE WATCHING WITH A MEMBER OF OUR TEAM (West Coast Edition)

    Imagine the brisk morning air…and the fresh scent of the Pacific Ocean. Imagine gorgeous whales, swimming in the distance and a member our team taking it all in with you, sharing exciting stories about the journey. Select this reward, and you will reserve one spot in a whale watching expedition with a member of our team off the coast of Los Angeles. Plus updates from the crew, the 52 ringtone and a digital download of the film. Travel and accommodations not included.

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    PAIR OF TICKETS TO 52: THE SEARCH FILM SCREENING + Digital Download + Digital Poster + Ringtone + Book of Inspirational Quotes + Updates

    Join us when we premiere our film on the big screen! You'll receive two advance tickets to a NY screening of the film during its first week run. TRAVEL NOT INCLUDED.

    + A digital download of the film 52: The Search for the Loneliest Whale

    + A digital download of the Shepard Fairey designed film poster for 52: The Search for the Loneliest Whale

    + Ringtone: Exclusive '52 Hertz' ringtone for your phone

    + Adrian's Book of Inspirational Quotes To Live By: A digital book of Adrian's favorite quotes that he lives by

    + Crew Updates: Receive the live journal from the Expedition

    + Your name featured in our film credits!

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    EDITING ROUNDTABLE WITH DIRECTOR

    Ever wonder what goes into editing a feature length film? This is your chance to learn from 52 director Joshua Zeman in NYC! You’ll receive priceless experience in this full-day immersion in the editing and post-production process. Plus updates from the crew, the 52 ringtone and a digital download of the film. Travel and accommodations not included.

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    "CROPSEY" TOUR WITH DIRECTOR JOSH ZEMAN

    Delve into a mysterious journey into the underbelly of Staten Island with Director Josh Zeman and quiver at the horrors behind his acclaimed documentary "Cropsey." This reward is for only one ticket. All tours will take place on the same day. Plus updates from the crew, the 52 ringtone and a digital download of the film (52). Travel and accommodations not included.

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    ENTOURAGE DIRECTOR CHAIR BACK AUTOGRAPHED BY ADRIAN

    Get the official Entourage Director's Chair Seat Back autographed by Vinny Chase himself. Back dimensions: 20" long x 6" tall and fits any standard directors chair.

    + A digital download of the film 52: The Search for the Loneliest Whale

    + A digital download of the Shepard Fairey designed film poster for 52: The Search for the Loneliest Whale

    + Limited Edition Shepard Fairey designed T-Shirt (pick size at end of campaign)

    + Ringtone: Exclusive '52 Hertz' ringtone for your phone.

    + Adrian's Book of Inspirational Quotes To Live By: A digital book of Adrian's favorite quotes that he lives by.

    + Crew Updates: Receive the live journal from the Expedition.

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    ENTOURAGE MOVIE SCRIPT COVER AUTOGRAPHED BY ADRIAN

    The Entourage Movie script cover is autographed by all the guys...

    + A digital download of the film 52: The Search for the Loneliest Whale

    + A digital download of the Shepard Fairey designed film poster for 52: The Search for the Loneliest Whale

    + Limited Edition Shepard Fairey designed Movie Poster

    + Limited Edition Shepard Fairey designed T-Shirt (pick size at end of campaign)

    + Ringtone: Exclusive '52 Hertz' ringtone for your phone.

    + Adrian's Book of Inspirational Quotes To Live By: A digital book of Adrian's favorite quotes that he lives by.

    + Crew Updates: Receive the live journal from the Expedition.

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    LIMITED EDITION 52 SUBPAC

    The SubPac is a revolutionary new technology that transfers low frequencies directly to your body, providing full-body immersion with any sound source. This high fidelity seat-back is powerful and silent - giving you the physical dimension to your music, films and games . Used by professional music producers and sound designers, the SubPac will allow you to physically feel the call of the 52Hz whale as if you were swimming along side it! Signed by the team, including Director Josh Zeman and Executive Producer Adrian Grenier. Plus updates from the crew, the 52 ringtone and a digital download of the film.

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    PAIR OF TICKETS TO THE FRIENDS OF 52 PREMIERE FOLLOWED BY DINNER WITH THE DIRECTOR

    What’s more glamorous than going to a film premiere in New York City? How about having dinner with the film’s director beforehand. You and a friend will share dinner with director Josh Zeman before heading to the premiere event in New York City. Plus updates from the crew, the 52 ringtone and a digital download of the film. Travel and accommodations not included.

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    FILM ADVICE WITH DIRECTOR AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OVER BREAKFAST (New York City)

    Have a script that you need help with? Or have questions about what the next step is? We have just the people you should talk to — Joshua Zeman, director, and Lucy Cooper, executive producer — and you’ll meet with the filmmakers at their office in New York and receive their undivided attention for two hours. Plus updates from the crew, the 52 ringtone and a digital download of the film. Travel and accommodations not included.

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    HOW TO BE A MERMAID (Los Angeles)

    Soak up the sun at an exclusive pool in LA with Hannah the Mermaid. During this two hour class, Hannah the Mermaid will give you all of her underwater pointers including: how to swim like a mermaid most effectively, tips and tricks on tail making, fine tuning body movements and poses for underwater dance, information on how Hannah built her business and more! You will need to bring your own mermaid tail, two towels and have a basic swimming ability and comfort level in the pool. Plus updates from the crew, the 52 ringtone and a digital download of the film. Travel and accommodations not included.

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    ONE DAY ON SET IN NYC

    You will experience a day in the life of a film industry professional on our New York City set! You’ll also receive a delicious lunch! Reward is for only one set pass. All set visits will take place together on the same day. Plus updates from the crew, the 52 ringtone and a digital download of the film.

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    ADRIAN WILL WEAR YOUR COMPANY'S SHIRT TO THE "FRIENDS OF 52" PREMIERE

    If you’re looking for some nontraditional publicity, look no further. Adrian Grenier will rock your company’s t-shirt to the "Friends of 52" premiere of the film. Photo opp! Shirt must meet 52 team approval, represent an environmentally friendly business and keep it PG-13 please! Plus updates from the crew, the 52 ringtone and a digital download of the film.

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    WINE AND DINE WITH ADRIAN GRENIER IN NYC

    You and a friend will enjoy: Good wine. Great food. Adrian Grenier. Enough said. All dinners will take place on the same night. Plus updates from the crew, the 52 ringtone and a digital download of the film. Travel and accommodations not included.

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    WINE AND DINE WITH ADRIAN GRENIER IN LA

    You and a friend will enjoy: Good wine. Great food. Adrian Grenier. Enough said. All dinners will take place on the same night. Plus updates from the crew, the 52 ringtone and a digital download of the film. Travel and accommodations not included.

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    GET YOUR NAME IN THE CREDITS

    Ever dreamed of seeing your name on the big screen? Now is your chance. You’ll be recognized as a special "Friend of 52" in the film’s closing credits. Plus updates from the crew, the 52 ringtone and a digital download of the film.

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    PRIVATE WHALE WATCHING EXPERIENCE WITH ADRIAN

    If your bucket list was looking for an exciting new opportunity, look no further. Be a part of this intimate journey with Adrian and his friend, Jeff Pantoukhoff, president and founder of the Whaleman Foundation. Plus updates from the crew, the 52 ringtone and a digital download of the film. Travel and accommodations not included.

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