projects in development
THE WHALE THAT FELL IN LOVE
WITH A SUBMARINE
Animated Short Film
Format: Stop Motion with Puppetry
Adapted from the book by Akiyuki Nosaka
Languages: English & Japanese
The White Lotus Picture Company holds the Sole and Exclusive Rights to adapt
The Whale That Fell in Love with a Submarine.
A lonely sardine whale searches the oceans for a friend, falls in love with a Japanese military submarine and sacrifices himself for love…
Profound, heartbreaking and aglow with a piercing beauty, Akiyuki Nosaka’ story expresses the chaos and terror of conflict, yet also reveal how love can illuminate even the darkest moment.
‘One can only be shaken by
these cruel and magnificent tales, which are also the most eloquent plea for peace imaginable’