Otter 501 offers a fresh take on the familiar nature documentary format, combining stunning natural history footage with clever, digital age storytelling. To bring the film and its message to as many people as possible, we have organized screenings with schools, nonprofits, community groups, and theaters, and we would love to help you plan an event in your community! Hosting a screening of Otter 501 is easy – just keep in mind that you’ll need to purchase the public performance rights before using the film for your event.

 “Far and away the most compelling film of the genre that I have seen…Sea Studios batted 1000% on this one!” -Sandy Hale, President, Point Lobos Foundation

“Ridiculously beautiful…anyone who thinks they already know how stunning the Monterey Coast is will be forced to re-calibrate their amps to 11” -Nick Welsh, Santa Barbara Independent

“An important contribution benefiting the California Sea Otter… anyone attending [Otter 501] will be glad they did” -Bob Mannix, American Cetacean Society, Monterey Bay Programs Committee Chair

“My sixth graders were mesmerized by Katie and the story of Otter 501. They are ready to take action to help otters and other sea mammals!” -Robin Levy, Jordan Middle School, Palo Alto, CA

Our handy Screening Toolkit will help you through every step of the process, from getting the word out to encouraging your audience to take action after the credits roll.

You may also arrange for filmmaker Mark Shelley and/or the film’s non-otter star, Katie Pofahl, to host your screening.

For more information email Sheila Taylor.
Here’s a list of past and future events. Watch the trailer and see our video collection.

-Institutional License: $300 (For use by colleges, universities, museums, zoos, aquariums, national or international nonprofit organizations, and other institutions)
-Community License: $150 (For use by regional or local nonprofit organizations and chapters, community organizations, faith-based organizations, grassroots groups, public libraries, and K-12 schools)

 The Fine Print:
-These rights are for a single screening and are non-transferable.
-Standard shipping is included.
-If you are eligible for the Community License, you may charge admission and/or screen Otter 501 as a fundraiser. Institutions that would like to charge admission and/or screen Otter 501 as a fundraiser should email Sheila Taylor for a quote. Discounts are available for multiple bookings.
-The film’s running time is 85 minutes. For the same rates, event organizers may request the 58-minute version of the film instead.