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, June 28, 2009


Just reminding you all that the deadline for Rose's prom dress submissions are this TUESDAY, June 30th.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Day 14 - June 24th '09


Note about the kimono Blanche is wearing...the prom dress didn't actually arive until we were done filming this scene. So the idea is that Blanche throws on the kimono over her prom dress for the part when she's talking to Bear. It was the most workable solution we could come up with, and we felt the kimono looked like something Bear's mum would have had laying around in her room. We didn't actually shoot the part with Blanche waking up, so we'll be able to show her in the dress, putting the kimono on. Just so that there's no mistaking assumptions about this scene. :)





(We shot stuff of Fish and Bear's conversation, I just don't have the pictures from that yet)

And here....a fun random photo op we did...

WHY "THE SHADOW OF THE BEAR" TOTALLY BLOWS TWILIGHT OUT OF THE WATER...because a guy with dreads playing the piano is so much cooler than a shiny vampire. ;)



I just sort of love funny pictures of Jed and Hannah, don't you?

Friday, June 26, 2009

Blanche's Prom Dress

Congratulations to sisters Maria and Jenny for submitting the winning dress! Many thanks to all of you who entered!

Saturday, June 13, 2009



We believe we have found a dress for Blanche Brier! Communications continue, so no pictures yet.

However I would like to extend the contest and see whether we can find any more options for Rose. Sharayah, our Rose, is really very small, we probably can't accept any submissions larger than a size 6. (It just gets too hard to alter if something is too big)

Also, on that note, I would like to extend the contest to include Rose's rose dotted dress from the final chapter/scene of the book.

The new deadline for Rose's prom dress will be June 30th, the deadline for her rose dotted dress will be July 10th.

Good luck hunting!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Day 12 - June 12th '09

This was an unusual day because we began quite early - I was at the location at about 9:30 (usually we haven't started until mid afternoon). Everyone was quite tired, apparently we had all had big days/late nights on Thursday. However we had a small cast and crew and were able to work quickly and efficiently.

In this scene, Bear discovers the "A.Denniston" poem and discusses it with the girls, then Rose shares her philosophy of life with Blanche and Bear.

Also of note, this week Regina shipped up two boxes of "Brierish" things that we were able to add to the set. For instance, the peacock fabric that will become Rose's skirt makes an appearance by Blanche's sewing machine.