52: Search for Loneliest Whale–Adrian Grenier’s Docu, Funded by DiCaprio

Reaching the end of its Kickstarter campaign, actor-director Adrian Grenier’s 52: The Search for the Loneliest Whale has found a backer, actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

The environmentally-minded star’s foundation has donated $50,000 to the film.

The feature seek out the 52-hertz whale, which is known as the world’s loneliest whale because it communicates in a frequency that no other whale can understand. The documentary concerns the whale and the fight against noise pollution.

The rest of the funding for the project came from more than 3,300 backers.

DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions partnered with Netflix on “Verunga,” the documentary about endangered gorillas in the Congo, which the digital network acquired exclusive subscription-video rights to in July.  It recently entered a deal with Netflix to produce docu-series with environmental and conservation themes.