They worked with the National Marine Mammal Foundation, Sea Shepherd, Earth League International, Malaika Pictures, and Museo de la Ballena. These relationships also informed their decision to elevate local fishermen and investigate the role of economic power dynamics.
Forming partnerships was crucial in building capacity for the movement.
Throughout production, the team formed relationships with Mexico-based NGOs, key government agencies, and political leaders in order to later reach key decision-makers. Aware of the risks of their endeavors, the team worked with a former intelligence officer to mitigate potential danger to characters and collaborators.