Charles Martin Smith, director of Dolphin Tale, talks about his experience with Cozi:
One of the girls who auditioned, Cozi Zuehlsdorff, had never acted in a film or television show in her life. But I immediately recognized that she was bubbly, charming and talented, not to mention an extremely skilled actor for a girl who had only performed in local community theater. She was one in a million, and perfect for the role of Hazel. My producers at Alcon Entertainment, Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, readily agreed.