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The Octopus in My House

The Octopus in My House

A professor develops an extraordinary relationship with an octopus when he invites it to live in his home. The octopus, called Heidi, unravels puzzles, recognises individual humans and even watches TV with the family.

The episode also shows remarkable behaviour from around the world – from the day octopus, which can change colour and texture in a split second, to the coconut octopus, which carries around its own coconut shell to hide in. But most fascinating of all is seeing how Professor David Scheel and his daughter Laurel bond with an animal that has nine brains, three hearts and blue blood running through its veins.

Best Animal Behaviour, Jackson Wild 2020, Best Writing, Jackson Wild 2020.

Director Anna Fitch
Producer David Allen
Awards Best Animal Behaviour, Jackson Wild 2020
Best Writing, Jackson Wild 2020
Official Selection, Wildscreen 2020
International Ocean Film Festival - 2020 Marine Science Award
NY Wild Film Festival – Official Selection 2020
Princeton Environmental Film Festival – Official Selection 2020
IWFF – Official Selection Best Children’s film 2020