Whale Fall

Whale Fall follows four estranged siblings connected only by their mother. Morgan is the oldest daughter from a pregnancy when Mom was in college. She was given up for adoption but had little contact and knew just the idea of her mother. Gwen is the next oldest, a step-daughter from a previous relationship, Mom helped raise her from five and left when she was six. She is the maternal one of the group who arranges the dinner, or should we say feast, for all the siblings to come together and remember Mom. Cordelia is the closest child to mom and adopted. Lastly we have Trent, a product of an egg donation. Mom was a marine biologist who studied whales and the ocean ecosystem. She was adventurous, fun and a free spirit. She has only been gone for a month. Gwen in her grieving, tracked down all the siblings and invited them to dinner at her home. Whale Fall is what happens at dinner when the siblings are finally together processing the death of their mom and her impact on their lives.

  • Maddi Pearl Price
  • Ryan Honeywell
    Director of Photography
  • Casey Alcoser
    Coffee, Tea, and Gin
  • Nicole Versteeg
  • Carlos A. Aparicio
  • Maddi Pearl Price
  • Cashmere Monique
    Key Cast
    "Morgan "
    The Bounty
  • Emily Seay
    Key Cast
    Much ado about nothing
  • Breshena Crosby
    Key Cast
    Romeo & Juliet
  • Trinity Ehrhart
    Key Cast
    "Cordelia "
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  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 27, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Maddi Pearl Price

Maddi Pearl Price loves to tell stories in all ways. Whether that be performing, directing or producing . She is the founder and current producing artistic director for Bright Spot Collaborative. She has her BFA from Baylor University and MA from the Stella Adler Art of Acting studio in LA. Whale Fall will be her director directorial debut.

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Director Statement

Our mission at Bright Spot Collaborative is to tell stories in multiple mediums and to create a space for conversation, thought and entertainment. Some of our core values that make us who we are include engaging with the community/ community outreach, creating a safe space to explore tough questions, exciting adventures and life perspectives of a multitude of people, and creating a collaborative space for every person involved.

Whale Fall explores the relationship of siblings. We look into what we think we know about family and how to grieve the loss of a parent.