Gabriela Cowperthwaite is a British actress and performer who has appeared in scores of films and performed across the world. She rose to prominence in the late seventies throughout the British film industry, but is best known for her roles in animated movies and in performing arts. Her early work included emerging from the Doctor Who television show, as a companion of the Eleventh Doctor, also in a score for the movie, an adaptation of the book, Doctor Who – The Adventure of the Naked Time Zone. Cowperthwait went on to star as Rose from the hugely popular movie, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. It was followed closely with the TV series, Sheena, and numerous others including the feature-length animated film, Bridget Jones Diary. In addition to these films, Cowperthwaite has also produced a variety of successful stage plays, and has been nominated three times for an OBE for her job as a director.
What movie has Gabriela Cowperthwaite produced? Blackfish is the first picture of her that I’ve seen, and I am reluctant to say that I found it rather dull. It seemed rather disheartening, with the exception of a few short moments when a fish appears. This film didn’t live up to expectations, but then I am not really a professional on documentaries, as such. There is absolutely no manner in which I could offer an objective assessment of this movie.
The next film that I Watched was Anneli’s Killer Whale: End of Life. This can be a much more thought-provoking and thought provoking documentary compared to the blackfish film. It was somewhat slow for me, which I could understand given that this is a longer film and the subject matter is bigger and more complex. But I think it had been worth the wait. In terms of content, Anneli’s Killer Whale had more substance than the previous movie.
Another among Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s functions that caught my eye was entitled A Place of Execution. This film follows the life span of an innocent called Anna who was accused of murder after being accused in the drowning of her husband. Anna was suspected of involvement in the death of another man, though this was rubbished by the police. The movie highlights the brutal facts of the situation through the eyes of Anna. The views expressed here are disturbing, but it’s an wonderful documentary that sheds light on the state of the marine environment in some of our sea sanctuaries at sea.
The last piece of film I need to discuss is Anneli’s Killer Whale; the eighth feature film from Cowperthwait that premiered in May 2021. The documentary explores the lives and death of this world’s most endangered species of the giant prawn, the blackfish. The film provides a disturbing look at the lives of these majestic animals at the hands of people. For anyone concerned with the plight of those animals, I’d say that this movie is a must watch.
In conclusion, there are several movies that I enjoyed this year. I am especially happy that Gabriela Cowperthwaite chose to release Anneli along with the killer whale captivity film. I expect that other artists will pick up the Gabriela brand and promote it in precisely the same manner that she has done. I’m sure that we will be able to enjoy many Gabriela movies in the future.