In partnership with Fairway Film Alliance, Monika Bacardi and the production company AMBI will produce Bernie The Dolphin in 2018.
Lola Sultan, who has already toured with Monika Bacardi's company AMBI in This Beautiful Fantastic, will play the lead role alongside Kevin Sorbo, Patrick Muldoon and Stelio Savante. The film will be directed by Kirk Harris from a screenplay written by Terri Emerson and Marty Poole.
The film takes place in Florida with a nine-year-old library rat and his 11-year-old brother, who form links with a group of local dolphins they visit every day. The children will be saved from drowning by dolphins while they were playing on their secret beach.
The film will be shot in Florida in January.