A young girl befriends the most dangerous predator in the sea and discovers that to protect her friend she must overcome the most dangerous predator of all, man.
Naya is an adventurous little girl who wants nothing more than to swim with a dolphin. So for her sixth birthday, her parents take her out snorkeling in the beautiful, clear waters of The Bahamas in hopes of making her dream come true. When she pops her head out of the water and shouts, “Mommy look, a dolphin!” Her mom screams in horror, “Naya that’s not…” but before she can finish her sentence, Naya grabs hold of its fin, and takes the ride of her life on the back of a ten-foot tiger shark.
That day, she begins an extraordinary inter-species friendship with this feared predator. This puts her into conflict with the real predator; Man. In this case, the head of a criminal shark-finning ring who is secretly catching and killing all the sharks in her local fishing community and shipping their valuable fins to Asia for shark-fin soup. In order to save her friend, Naya must expose this criminal enterprise and convince the people in her local fishing community that sharks are not the enemy, but an essential part of the ocean they depend on. How does a six-year-old girl overcome such insurmountable odds? With faith, family, and her fearsome new friend Rajah, Naya is able to overcome the greedy adult world and save her friend from the exploitive shark-finners. In the process, she brings her island community back to its ecological senses.
Shark Whisperer is a story with a strong young female hero who takes on a timely ecological issue like Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” Greta Thunberg. It is designed to appeal to and inspire young viewers and animal lovers of all ages and its universal theme is not limited to American audiences. We feel that it will have a strong international appeal as well.