I thought I'd give you all a bit more information about the screen test...
We had five potential actors there (potential meaning that I love their portrayals, they want to do it, and we're just waiting for Regina's "okay") including Bear, Blanche, Rose, Fish and Rob. We read through six scenes and filmed single takes of five of them. This was really a chance for me to see how they all worked together, and if I liked how they chose to portray the character, and to give Regina the chance to see that as well.
The scenes we did were as follows:
Bear asking Blanche to the Prom
Rose meeting Fish in the park
Rob telling Rose about Fr. Raymond's murder
Fish and Bear arguing in the penthouse after prom
Bear and Blanche's discussion after he chases Rob away.
I'm not going to say much more, except that after the final one, I was very nearly crying over how beautiful it was.
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.