Ring of Endless Light, A (television) A Disney Channel Original Movie, first airing on August 23, 2002. When three kids go to visit their grandfather for the summer, they meet a boy who is studying dolphins and trying to save them from fishermen using illegal methods. Sixteen-year-old Vicky discovers she has a unique ability to communicate with the dolphins, and confronts her growing feelings for Adam while maintaining her friendship with the previous summer’s boyfriend, Zachary. Directed by Greg Beeman. Stars Mischa Barton (Vicky Austin), Ryan Merriman (Adam Eddington), Jared Padelecki (Zachary Gary), James Whitmore (Rev. Eaton), Scarlett Pomers (Suzy Austin), Soren Fulton (Rob Austin). Based on the book by Madeline L’Engle.