WHALING CITY is a dramatic narrative feature film set in New Bedford, Mass. in the rapidly changing commercial fishing industry. It tells the story of a third-generation independent fisherman, struggling to keep a grasp on his way of life - and a long-held family boat - as costs rise and the heavily regulated fishing industry is pushed towards a corporate model of efficiency. While developing an unlikely relationship with a marine biologist, he is tempted to do whatever it takes to keep his boat. The film, which will run 90 minutes in length, is in late stages of post-production.
The screenplay was workshopped at Columbia University's graduate film program from 1999 to 2002. It won the 2005 Alfred P. Sloan Screenwriting Award and the 2007 Sloan Feature Film Production Grant, and has been recognized in Daily Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. Watch Video