The Elephant Whisperers.

Doug Blush:  Executive Producer,  Supervising Editor

Client: Kartiki Gonsalves | Netflix Films


THE ELEPHANT WHISPERERS follows an indigenous couple (Bomman and Bellie) as they fall in love with Raghu, an orphaned elephant given into their care, and tirelessly work to ensure his survival. The film highlights the beauty of the wild spaces in South India and the people and animals who share this space.

Bomman and Bellie devote their lives to caring for an orphaned baby elephant named Raghu, forging a family like no other that tests the barrier between the human and the animal world.

“The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive,” Gonsalves shares. “I’ve got a lot of feedback saying that it portrays the dignity of both the magnificent elephants and the Indigenous people who’ve lived with them and shared with them for centuries. And [viewers] said that they understood elephants on a much deeper level, and some people just said it was so calming to see coexistence in the best way.” From an Interview on

THE ELEPHANT WHISPERERS, directed by Kartiki Gonsalves, won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Film at the 95th annual Academy Awards.

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