Nathan Gamble (Sawyer Nelson) and Cozi Zuehlsdorff (Hazel Haskett) are having the time of their life. Both child actors feel blessed to be working with the wonderful Winter in the fantastic family film, “Dolphin Tale.” Nathan is Sawyer, the boy who saves Winter, and Cozi is Hazel, the daughter of Harry Connick Jr’s character, Dr. Clay Haskett.
In this interview, we talked about:
How they felt upon knowing that they will be starring in “Dolphin Tale”
How was it working with Winter?
Was bonding with Winter a big part of the audition process?
It’s Cozi’s first full feature film, how was the experience?
They represent the many boys and girls that Winter had touch and will continue to inspire
The main crux of the film is passion, their characters’ passions
What about their passion?
Here's more info on "Dolphin Tale" from Yahoo:
Swimming free, a young dolphin is caught in a crab trap, severely damaging her tail. She is rescued and transported to the Clearwater Marine Hospital, where she is named Winter. But her fight for survival has just begun. Without a tail, Winter's prognosis is dire. It will take the expertise of a dedicated marine biologist, the ingenuity of a brilliant prosthetics doctor, and the unwavering devotion of a young boy to bring about a groundbreaking miracle -- a miracle that might not only save Winter but could also help scores of people around the world. The real Winter, who plays herself in "Dolphin Tale," today serves as a symbol of courage, perseverance and hope to millions of people -- both able and disabled -- who have been touched by her remarkable story of recovery and rehabilitation.
Also Known As: A Dolphin's Tale
Dolphin Tale 2D
Dolphin Tale 3D
Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release
Genres: Drama and Kids/Family
Release Date: September 23rd, 2011 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG for for mild thematic elements.
Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution
Production Co.: Alcon Entertainment
Filming Locations: Clearwater, Florida, USA
Produced in: United States
Cast & Crew
Morgan Freeman – Dr. McCarthy
Ashley Judd – Lorraine Nelson
Kris Kristofferson – Reed Haskett
Harry Connick Jr. – Dr. Clay Haskett
Nathan Gamble – Sawyer Nelson
Austin Stowell – Kyle
Austin Highsmith – Phoebe
Kurt Yaeger – Tim
Directed By: Charles Martin Smith
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