The Curious Case of Dolphin Bay Comes to Select Aussie Theatres This September


The latest Young Adult feature film from The Steve Jaggi Company, THE CURIOUS CASE OF DOLPHIN BAY, will release in select cinemas across Australia from September 22. A fun, adventure-filled ride for young audiences these school holidays, the film features a talented young cast led by Izabela Rose (Upside-Down Magic, The Secrets of Sulphur Springs), Jayden McGinlay (Sweet River) and newcomers Ella Proberts and Allegra Teo.

THE CURIOUS CASE OF DOLPHIN BAY follows 15-year-old Quinn Perkins (Rose), who is excited to be spending the summer interning with her best friend Daniela (Proberts) and marine biologist father Charlie (Rowan Chapman). The besties haven’t seen each other since Charlie inherited a research centre in Dolphin Bay, Australia, studying the unnatural shift in the local reef’s biodiversity. Things feel different between Quinn and Daniela, and it’s not long before Quinn agrees to join the adventurer wannabe Teddy (McGinlay) on a treasure hunt as a distraction. Mysterious events occur, and a journal they are gifted reveals that to find the treasure, the reef must be destroyed.

Abandoning their hunt they hide the journal, but it’s secret is revealed and the journal stolen, leading the four teens to uncover the truth about what – or who – is responsible for the problems on the reef.

THE CURIOUS CASE OF DOLPHIN BAY had its world premiere at the Gold Coast Film Festival this year, where audiences likened it to the fun and adventure of Enola Holmes and Dora and the Lost City of Gold. Joining the cast are acclaimed Australian actors Rowan Chapman, Charles Cottier, Charlie Clausen, Val Lehman and Shanyn Asmar.

The film is directed by Christine Luby (This Little Love of Mine, Dive Club), who comments “It was a joy to direct this film with an amazing cast, and I’m proud of what our production team has created. With themes of environmentalism, friendship and mystery as well as a few frights in the night, I hope to take audiences on a little adventure and to remind them that connection is everything.”

THE CURIOUS CASE OF DOLPHIN BAY was filmed in South East Queensland, at locations across the Gold Coast and Brisbane, including Snapper Rocks, Mt Tamborine and Pullenvale. The film is the latest Young Adult feature from The Steve Jaggi Company, with previous projects including the AACTA and Logie nominated Dive Club, Swimming for Gold, Back of the Net and Rip Tide.

THE CURIOUS CASE OF DOLPHIN BAY is written by Jacob Stock and produced by Steve Jaggi and Kelly Son Hing, with Kylie Pascoe and Megan Ellstrom co-producing. The film is financed with the assistance of Different Films and Asia Pacific Film Investment Group and supported by the Queensland Government though Screen Queensland’s Screen Finance program.

THE CURIOUS CASE OF DOLPHIN BAY is being released theatrically by Athabasca Film, screening in select cinemas across Australia this September.


NSW: Event Cinemas Bondi Junction, Hornsby, Macquarie, Burwood, Liverpool, Castle Hill, Majestic Port Macquarie, Forum 6 Wagga Wagga
QLD: Event Cinemas Chermside, Indooroopilly, Mt Gravatt, Loganholme, Pacific Fair, Cairns Central, Maroochydore, Toowoomba, Majestic Wynnum, Mt Isa Cinemas
NT: Event Cinemas Palmerston
VIC: Airport West, Fountain Gate, Geelong, Karingal, Knox, Morwell, Southland, Sunshine, Werribee
SA: Event Cinemas Marion, Wallis Mitcham and Mt Barker 
WA: Event Cinemas Inaloo

Classification: G| Duration: 86 mins

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