Sea World ex-trainers featured in tonight’s film Blackfish say they are nervous bringing this film to Florida.
“We keep looking over our shoulder to see if Sea World pulls up to throw us in a van,” said Sam Berg, who worked with the killer whale in the film.
But the ex-trainers said they had to speak out about the conditions of animals and trainers.
Producer Mike Orteyza said he is interested to see how audiences in Sarasota react to the film. It got raves in Sundance, but this is the closest the film has ever screened to Sea World in Orlando. “The reaction tonight will be a huge test for us,” he said.