Into The Blue
A group of divers find themselves in deep trouble with a drug lord after they come upon the illicit cargo of a sunken airplane.
- Starring: Paul Walker, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, and Scott Caan
- Director(s): John Stockwell
- Producer(s): David Zelon
- Screenwriter(s): Matt Johnson
- Distributor: Columbia Pictures
- Release Date: Friday, September 30, 2005
Featured Animal Action
American Humane's Film & Television Unit did not monitor the foreign production Into the Blue, which was filmed in the Bahamas and Cayman Islands. The Film Unit's work is funded by a grant from the Industry Advancement and Cooperative Fund, which is administered by trustees from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). This grant allocates resources solely to cover SAG domestic projects working under the SAG/Producers codified agreement.
Productions filming abroad do have the option of contracting for American Humane's monitoring services. However, this does not guarantee that the film will receive an end credit disclaimer, since the disclaimer is awarded exclusively on the basis of the animal treatment during production.
Columbia Pictures did provide a pre-release screening of the film, and American Humane appreciates that collaboration. The filmmakers did not request our services for this production, and since American Humane was not present to witness the extensive animal action firsthand, we are rating the film "Not Monitored".
How to make sure American Humane is there
The "Not Monitored" rating means American Humane's Film & Television Unit was not contacted regarding animal action in the film and was unable to verify that animals were treated humanely. Films like Into the Blue typically receive the "Not Monitored" rating because the film's producers did not involve American Humane and may not have followed American Humane's Guidelines for the Safe Use of Animals in Filmed Media. Because the film industry is vast, American Humane needs your support to better protect animals used in entertainment.
You can help make sure the American Humane Association is there to monitor animal action in future films by:
1) Registering on our website and indicating your interest in "No Animals Were Harmed"®. The more people who register, the stronger American Humane's impact will be on actors, producers, and film distributors.
2) Choosing to spend your money on films that express a commitment to the humane treatment of animal actors. Before buying tickets, look for the review of the animal action and make sure the film's producers have taken the right steps to ensure animal safety and well-being.
3) Letting your voice be heard. At the movies, stay through the end credits to be sure the film received the "No Animals Were Harmed"® Disclaimer. If you do not see it, e-mail your concerns to American Humane at firstname.lastname@example.org.