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"Heart-warming and captivating!”

— Hans Peter Roth, author, The Cove  —

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"A moving documentary... Goes beyond the headlines to tell the real story”

— Bill Gosden, NZIFF —

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"A moving, honest tribute to an individual dolphin. A must-see!”

— Hardy Jones, Executive director, BlueVoice.org —

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"Compelling story… a beautiful film!”

— Daniel Rutledge, TV3  —

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"Moko the dolphin... an international headline-grabber like no other!”

— Laura McQuillan, Film review, NZ Herald —

★ ★ ★ ★

"Beautifully shot and edited.”

— Mike Mather, Film review, stuff.co.nz —

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"A film that has gained international recognition from some of the world's elite wildlife and natural history filmmakers.”

— Nicola Toki, Film review, stuff.co.nz —

About film

The true story of one woman’s quest to befriend and protect an extroverted wild dolphin, Moko.

Filmed in the six months leading up to Moko’s death, Soul in the Sea follows a journey of discovery, devastating loss, and resolution.

It’s a love story with a difference; breaking through the invisible wall between people and animals, celebrating the incredible experience of friendship with a lone wild dolphin, and questioning whether we are truly aware of these souls in the sea.

Moko is a young male bottlenose dolphin with a big personality – he’s mischievous, clever, and engaging, with a fetish for stealing surfboards. His solo existence is rare, and his extroverted antics with people attract worldwide attention.

Read more....

Contact details

  •   Amy Taylor +64 27 281 8398
  •   info@soulinthesea.com

News and press coverage



As the film is no longer being screened in cinemas, we offer the DVD for purchase for $20. Click here to order.



Since the world premiere at the New Zealand International Film Festival during 2013, Soul in the Sea has reached international acclaim. The film was nominated for an award at what's known as the Oscar's of wildlife filmmaking (Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival) which lead to securing an international distribution deal ensuring a global reach! The film is no longer being screened however we are happy to discuss screening opportunities on request.



"There have been some stunning New Zealand documentaries made in recent years ... Soul in the Sea deserves its place in that pantheon. It should also be a companion piece to The Cove, the acclaimed (and trauma-inducing) documentary about the slaughter of dolphins in Japan and the brutality behind the marine attractions industry. Dolphins get a raw deal from us humans. If more people saw films like this, they wouldn't."  more



DVD Review: Film gets 4-star review - Stuff
Moko in international spotlight
- SunLive
Moko doco top tale
- Waikato Times
Nature on the silver screen
- Stuff
If we could talk to the animals
Moko doco leaps into international spotlight -
Abyss Films media release
Soul in the Sea director, Amy Taylor, remembers Moko the dolphin
- TV3
Film tells story of fun-loving Moko
- New Zealand Herald
Moko hitting the big screen - SunLive
Moko mania- Dolphin doco makes debut - Waikato Times
Moko in film festival - Gisborne Herald
Moko the dolphin remembered onscreen - MSN news
Film festival reviews - One News
Interview with Director, Amy Taylor - Flicks
Soul in the Sea
officially announced - NZIFF media release
Kinship: Moko Mythology
  - New Zealand Geographic
Top 10 Heroic Animals - Moko the Dolphin to the rescue  - TIME Magazine
Moko's magic could save fellow dolphins - Bay of Plenty Times



Soul in the Sea brings Moko the dolphin to the big screen - Nightline, TV3
Interview with Amy Taylor - 95BFM
Interview with Amy Taylor - Planet FM
News review - Firstline, TV3
Loved to Death. A Dolphin in Danger - 60 Minutes, TV3
Goodbye to Moko the dolphin - Breakfast, TV1

Contact us

For all general, promotional or screening requests, please send us a message below. 
For all media related enquiries, please download our press kit. Note high resolution photographs are available on request.

Available merchandise

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DVD $20        A2 Poster $15  (plus postage)

Prices in NZ dollars

Duration: 100 minutes

Format: PAL

Includes 36 minutes of extra bonus features!