BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- monterey media announces eagerly anticipated theatrical release of award-winning Eye of the Dolphin into select theaters nationwide August 24th. OVERVIEW: This much requested summer release is aimed squarely at teen girls and their friends. It is a tale of love, spirituality, and redemption that crosses generations, cultures, and even species. Carly Schroeder (Gracie, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Firewall) won the Best Child Actor Award at the International Family Film Festival where the film was also honored with the Best Drama Award. The film garnered much attention at Tribeca and the Houston Film Festival where it won the Silver Award in the new Coming of Age category. Eye of the Dolphin is the uplifting story of a troubled teenager (Carly Schroeder) coming of age through her relationship with a father she never knew (Adrian Dunbar -- Richard III & Crying Game), a local with sage advice (George Harris, co-starring in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) and a very special friend, a wild dolphin. With a clever script, this soul-searching journey has mass family appeal including humor, angst, love, environmental activism and stunning scenery. PG-13 MPAA Rating/Reason: Some substance abuse involving a young teen. CAST / FILMMAKERS Cast: Carly Schroeder, Adrian Dunbar, George Harris, Jane Lynch, Christine Adams and Academy Award(R) nominee Katharine Ross Written By: Michael D. Sellers and Wendell Morris Directed By: Michael D. Sellers AWARDS WINNER, Best Drama, International Family Film Festival WINNER, Best Child Actress, International Family Film Festival WINNER, Silver Remi, WorldFest Houston SPECIAL RECOGNITION for Science Content, Alfred Sloan Foundation, Tribeca Film Festival QUOTES "...A real gem for the entire family." Senior V.P. of Marketing, Ann Church of KIDS FIRST! "NICE CATCH! I give it a 'A' for Ah-dor-a-ble. Carly is totally believable. The beautiful water, pristine beaches and amazing animals in the film are pretty powerful." Girls' Life Magazine "This fantastic film is in theaters this summer. Do yourself a favor and see it." Teen Magazine RELATED LINKS Press Kit, Trailer, Preview Package (http://www.eyeofthedolphin.net/movieinformation) Theaters and Showtimes (http://theeyeofthedolphin.com/contracts/dolphin_locations.php) Win movie passes opening weekend (http://www.eyeofthedolphin.net/contests) CONTACTS Press: r m h media Rita Hollingsworth 323.934.9248 Movie Internet Marketing (http://www.stirgroup.com/) Stir Communications 866.899.7847 DATASOURCE: r m h media CONTACT: Rita Hollingsworth of r m h media, +1-323-934-9248, ; or Stir Communications, 1-866-899-7847, Web site: http://www.eyeofthedolphin.net/movieinformation