Keiko The Untold Story
a documentary (74min.)
in recent history has a captive
mammal garnered go much attention
as Keiko, the orca star of the 1993
hit film, “Free Willy.” The
film’s success, partnered
with growing public interest in
animals held in captivity, launched
a children’s crusade that
called for Keiko’s release
into the wild. The result: a multimillion
dollar project that spanned four
countries, weathered endless controversy
and lasted nearly a decade. Through
first-hand accounts by the marine
mammal experts charged with his
care, “Keiko The Untold Story” follows
Keiko, his life, his legacy of hope,
and the untold story of his extraordinary
years in Iceland and Norway.
CAST of EXPERTS: Join the
experts as they share their
professional and personal
experiences working with Keiko
- - Mark Berman: Assistant Director, Free Willy-Keiko Foundation
- - Dr. Paul Spong: Founder, OrcaLab
- - Dr. Naomi A. Rose, Ph.D.: Senior Scientist, HSI Wildlife Humane Society International
- - Colin Baird: Director of Field Operations, Free Willy-Keiko Foundation
- - Þorbjörg Valdís Kristjánsdóttir (Tobba)- Keiko's Primary Caretaker in Iceland and Norway
Visit the film's website for the latest announcements, and updates. Join our mailing list and add your comments! Share your experience with Keiko by emailing us your story to firstname.lastname@example.org The KeikoDoc film is thrilled to hear reasons why Keiko continues to be an amazing orca that touched so many lives.
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The title song “Keiko” is an original instrumental piece dedicated to Keiko that evokes the whale’s song through the extra-ordinary lead guitar theme written by Theresa Demarest. Theresa wanted to capture the voice of Keiko. This is where Renato Caranto comes in to the story. “I asked Renato to capture the voice of Keiko, and he did, perfectly. It all just came together.” All songs are written by Theresa Demarest unless otherwise noted.
Join singer/ songwriter Theresa Demarest and five other musicians, some from her band "Good Company" as they take you on a musical journey throught the beauty and intensity through Keiko's story.
The Keiko's Dream Tour is a concert, arts, and marine mammal science program that utilizes the collaborative talents of musicians, composers, visual artists, and professional scientists to create an extraordinary educational, visually inspiring, toe-tapping, audience involving event.
For the schools and the community, this is one media-rich, interactive learning experience designed to connect the audience to the music, the art, and the science of becoming a voice for the planet, a voice for the ocean, and a continuing voice for Keiko as it's representative.
Willy-Keiko Foundation | Humane
Society of the United States | Earth
Island Institute | National
Geographic Orca Whale Educational
Coast Aquarium | Orcalab |Woods
Hole Oceanographic Institution
in Massachusetts | Natural
Resources Defense Council
Regional Arts and Culture Council | Outpost Media | Stable Hand Video | EarthViews Productions