Inspired by true events, “Opal” is a feature film from writer/director Dina Ciraulo, is the captivating tale of self-taught naturalist and cult icon Opal Whiteley. Raised in a logging camp at the turn of the twentieth century, Opal catapults to fame with the publication of her childhood diary, then to infamy when readers suspect a hoax. While the scandal has yet to be resolved, the film rides the tension between truth and fiction, and presents a character who embodies the possibilities of both. "Opal," has screened at festivals and theaters across the country.
WINNER Nell Shipman Directing Award 2012 Long Island Film Festival
WINNER Best Narrative Feature 2012 Oregon Film Awards
Official Selection of the California Independent Film Festival 2012