Once upon a Tide

Told through the unique voice of Acadamy-Award winner Linda Hunt as the Storyteller, Once Upon a Tide is set in a time, not unlike our own, when a spell has been cast causing people to forget about the ocean and ist importance to our lives. With this backdrop, we meet a young girl who is traveling to the ocean for the first time. Led by her, we embark on a fantastic journey, where orcas swim through corn fields, scientists talk in rhyme, and the power of dreams helps her, and the audience, discover how the ocean touches all parts of our Earth and nurtures our existence.

Director: Kathleen Frith

Kathleen Frith is the Executive Producer, Once Upon a Tide and the Assistant Director, Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School. Kathleen directs the Center's Healthy Ocean, Healthy Humans program that aims to increase awareness about human health and the ocean environment.

9 Min.
Director: Kathleen Frith
Script: David Elisco
Cinematography: Jon Schenk
Editing: Robyn Elisco
Narrator: Linda Hunt (voice over), Olive Karlsen (Lead Actor)
Nominations: Audience Award Best Short Film for Kids 2009
Website URL: www.healthyocean.org/