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.



Sunday, November 16, 2008

Questions and Answers

Hello again! Apologies for the long silence...I've been waiting to give everyone a chance to get their question in...

And before I write more, I want to remind you that if you're interested in hearing about my ten day trip to visit Regina Doman, check out my personal blog here.

All right. Questions.

Lucia said....
When filming is completed how will I be able to get a copy? Where will it be sold?


If the film is produced to Regina's satisfaction, you may be sure that there will be information on this blog (and probably Regina's own) on how to order a copy. Another good way to keep informed is to join the Fairy Tale Novel Forum.


Phoenix A. Cullen said...
Hi,just wondering when you will have pictures of the other characters and actors.I can't wait to see more updates on the site.

It's a matter of getting me and the actors in the same place all at once. Our Rose is pretty busy, and our Bear is at an out of state college, so it may not be until the end of December.

Lucia said...
Do you have a release date yet?

Oh no. With an independant film like this it is almost impossible to set a release date. We plan to have principle photography wrapped up by the end of August, 2009, but editing could take anywhere from six months to a year to complete. Possibly longer. It all depends on the time frame God leads us to.

When will there be a preview?

Well, if our editor has the time and interest, it could be fun to put something out after our December filming. However there are a lot of things that could push that back, so don't get too excited.

Do you plan to have one big trailer or a teaser and a normal one?

I expect there will be a couple differant ones, but it really depends on how much time and energy we have. Producing an independant film is a LOT of work!


lenore said...
Are you going to be castinf for extras? And if so would you advertise that here?

It probably will be a local effort of connections. Which means I'll send out an e-mail to the people in my area, and ask them to pass it on. If you're connected to me or one of the actors, there's a good chance you'll get invited. But since this is a student production, I can't just go putting our personal location information out on the internet.

David S. said...
Elenatintil,I left you a Private Message at the Fairy Tale Novels forum a while back. Just checking to see if you got it.

Yes, I did get it. My apologies to you and everyone else who has had their pm's go unanswered over the past month. I've been traveling a lot and working overtime, plus there are a lot of things I just don't know yet. I haven't forgotten you though!

Kat said...
Hey! I'm so excited about the movie!! I know it would be awile, but are you planning on making a Black as Night and Waking Rose?Thanks!

No, not seriously. Living where I do, Black as Night would be vertually impossible to do. And without Black as Night, it would make little sense to do Waking Rose. Plus, unless we somehow get a large enough budget to pay our actors, I can't expect our principles to stay on for the four or five years it would probably take to do them. But let's just get SOTB done and see what God does next!


Anonymous said...
Have you found a character for Rose yet?-an excited fan of Regina Doman

Yes we have. Her name is Sharayah, and there are pictures of her in the post from the Screen Test.

P.S. How did you get started doing this?

Whew! This deserves a post of it's own! I'll try and write something up in the next couple of weeks, okay?

Will you be interested in other filming other Catholic books after this?

Right now I have no plans to film anything else. SOTB was a huge surprise, as I'll explain why in the answer post to the previous question. I love filming, but it's not what I'm planning to do for the rest of my life. God has final say, however, so it's really up to him, not me.

I'll be more than happy to do another question and answer post, so if you do have questions, feel free to post them here. That'll be the easiest way for me to keep track of them. If you post them in other entries, I can't guarentee that they'll get answered.

4 comments:

Serendipity said...

This is so wonderful!! But I have a question: You said earlier that Hannah (Blanche) would probably be wearing a wig. If that is so, what are you going to do about her eyebrows? (I know...it's a weird question, but...)

Elizabeth said...

I was wondering if you will include some of the more difficult scenes to film, considering where they are located, such as St. Lawrence's church when Mr. Freet falls through the floor boards?

Laura The Crazy Mama said...

Hi, this is Laura, Trinamariah's mom. I was wondering if you had planned on having adults play the adults in your screenplay? If so, do you have any of the adult roles cast yet?

spacegrace said...

ok, i posted this question in the post interview with rose, but you just said that you couldn't guarantee that they would be answered, so i'm posting it here too: who's playing rob?