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.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Day 5 - More Photos

I'm always amazed at how many pictures people can take without me realizing it. My friend Josh (who was co-producer/director on my three previous films and comes along to lend us his expertise on some SOTB shoots) told me he had gotten a lot of pictures, but I didn't believe him until he uploaded them today. Wow. Well. I've picked out the very best ones for you all to enjoy...

Making Fish's Scar

Blanche applying Fish's scar

Going over lines, prefilming

Checking what our superman cinematographer is doing...

Filming Rose

Going in for a close-up

Rose with violin

"This is what I'd like you to do..."

Laughing at Fish...

Film Crew

Our lovely tech ladies hiding behind the master script

Blanche holding the mic for Rose

Being Mafia with the reflector sheet...

Fish and Rose

More Fish and Rose

Fish and Rose at War


WolfPrincess said...

OH I LOVE THEM!!!! Josh is a really good photographer!

Lady Brigid of Farseas said...

wow that's a lot of pic...BUT I LOVE THEM!!!!

Ella Ellessanderil said...

Haha, awesome!

I look funny in the mafia picture...what happened? :P Besides the fact that I'm EATING my hair...lol.

Anonymous said...

Omgosh!! LOVE!! LOVE!!! LOVE IT!!!

At first I didn't like how Anthony's hair looked but now that I see these pictures . . . IT'S PERFECT!!!

lol. Love "Rose and Fish at War"
~~SOTB Lover

Rin♥ said...


Anonymous said...

WOW!!! AMAZING! Fish and rose are TOO CUTE together!

Yaviel said...

I LOVE the pics!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to see the movie!!!!!!!!!

Rose said...

Ha ha! Love the pictures! Avatars and signatures... here I come!

MJ said...

Sweet pictures. Looks like you guys are having a ton of fun.

Josh said...

Thanks WolfPrincess! However, some of these aren't mine! A couple other people took pictures as well!

Josh said...

Anyways, I think they all turned out VERY well! :)

SOTB_luver said...

This is a REALLY random question, but when you guys film in a public place, do you have to get permission?

Jessie said...

spectacular Elena! you did an awesome job picking out the actors! P.S. ...absolutely love the pic of Rose playing the violin... simply poetic!

Anonymous said...

I have so many questions but I will try to ask only a few. When is the release date? Who will be playing Bear? Do you plan on making a movie for each book or just one for The Shadow of the Bear? On another note, it looks really awesome so far!

Lady Maeve Settingsun said...

question: does sharaya actually play the violin?

Bernadette said...

This is amazing. I still can hardly believe that you are making a movie........it's so awesome + cool + everthing. :)

Ella Ellessanderil said...

I'll answer as many questions as I'm able.

I believe it depends on the place, SOTB_Luver. Unfortunately I'm not sure what decides it.

We don't yet have a release date. The plan is to be finished filming by the end of the summer/fall. Then the editing will happen.

Jed is playing Bear. I believe an interview with him is coming at some point...

We're only planning to do SOTB at this point. We'll see where God leads after that but for now this alone is a big enough project. :)

No, Sharayah does not play the violin, but Elena's sister does, and we will edit it to look as though she does. :)

"Nenette" said...

Wow! Neat!

Miranda said...

OMGSH! I cannot wait!!!!!!! AAAHHHHH!!!!!

Jo March said...

I'm getting really excited! The pictures are wonderful and I can't wait for more!

God bless! Keeping this in my prayers!

~Jo March

Gwen said...

So Sharayah does not play the violin...that's really too bad. Oh well. I don't either...