I apologize for the delay in getting pictures...my brother, who is helping me with some of the technical aspects of getting the footage rendered, started college this week, and, as I'm sure many of you understand, this has taken up most of his time. Should be soon though!
In the meantime, I'm still working on the screenplay. I must admit, it's more of a challange than I first anticipated. A fun challange, but one that requires a lot of careful thinking. Especially because I know all of you will be watching very carefully and voicing your opinions quite adamently!
The beginning is the hardest though, I think, because it has to draw the viewer in without loosing the beauty of the philosophical conversations that Bear, Blanche and Rose have. A tricky balance. Later on when more actually *happens* I believe it will get easier.
One offshoot of the screen test is that, after seeing the great comraderie between our probable Bear and Fish, I realized that I had to have more Bear/Fish scenes. So right now I'm working to see if I can smoothly integrate a scene or two from the radio drama (which has more Bear/Fish time) into the screenplay. The main difficulty is that I don't want to give away their relation to each other, or Fish's real identity too soon. Shadowy lighting and abstract dialogue should help...
Welcome to "The Shadow of the Bear" movie blog!
We are an independant young adult-run production based in the U.S. Midwest. The film has been in pre-production since summer 2008, and wrapped up filming on August 26th, 2010.
We premiered the project on June 23rd, 2011 at the St. Anthony Main Theater in Minneapolis, MN to a delighted audience of over 100 viewers.
For details about the future of the project, click here.