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A Sea Turtle Story

A Sea Turtle Story

| 9 min

This animated short chronicles the life cycle of the critically endangered sea turtle. Capturing the beauty of the ecosystems that sea turtles inhabit, the film is ideal for all audiences, and for teaching young and old alike about these fascinating creatures.

  • writer
    Kathy Shultz
  • director
    Kathy Shultz
  • producer
    Silva Basmajian
  • director of photography
    Andrew Sneyd
  • animation
    Evan DeRushie
  • art direction
    Winston Hacking
  • visual effects
    Chris De Castro
  • original music composer
    Zach Kellum
    Kurt Firla
  • music performer
    Zach Kellum
    Kurt Firla
  • editor
    Marcus Matyas
  • sound editor
    Alex Bullock
  • production supervisor
    Mark Wilson
  • visual effects services
    We Are 1188
  • digital intermediate
    Technicolour Toronto
  • digital intermediate colourist
    Jim Fleming
  • digital intermediate editor
    Rob Gyorgy
  • digital intermediate supervisor
    Andrew Pascoe
  • digital film technician
    Margaret Mansell
  • digital intermediate producer
    Darcy Arthurs
  • technical operations project manager
    Brian Reid
  • sales executive
    Grace Carnale Davis
  • marketing manager
    Kelley Alexander
  • administrative assistant
    Andrew Martin-Smith
  • stereoscopic consultant
    Dean Holmes
    Paul Kroitor
  • animation consultant
    Virpi Kettu
  • sea turtle consultant
    April Stevens


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Ages 6 to 11

Mini-Lesson - A Sea Turtle Story

Science - Biology
Science - Life Systems/Ecology

Introduce and/or discuss the following concepts: sea turtle vs. land turtle, natural predators of sea turtles. Suggest some reasons why young turtles are more vulnerable than other newborns in the wild.

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