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.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Little Women on DVD

A long time ago, back when I was a high school student, (which isn't so far back as the dark ages, but is definetely pre-Obama campaign), I made three films.

"Little Women" was the last and (imho) best.

It took us a year to film, another year to edit, was shot entirely in one house, and we used the XL2 camera to film and Vegas to edit.

I have been wanting to find a way to offer it online, and I'm now working on getting a website and paypal system set up. So soon, if you are interested in seeing what my previous work looks like, you should be able to order this film on DVD for around $10.00.

So keep an eye on the website, which can be found at littlewomenfilm.blogspot.com. It's a work in progress, but I've already got some pictures up, so it's worth taking a look at.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Coming out of Hibernation...

Hello friends!

Thank you so much for your patience! As some of you know, I've been dealing with some rather crippling health issues over the past few months and have been unable to do any filming during that time.

Considering health and time issues, we have decided to bring another director on board to get this project finished! While I will be the main director, my longtime friend and co-filmmaker, Josh B. will be coming on to co-direct and eventually do some scenes while I am out of state Jan-Apr.

We had an excellent meeting tonight to work on details and got a lot of things figured out. It looks like Josh will be in charge of directing the St. Catherine school sequences - once we can find a school! (We're still trying to get a school - please send me an e-mail at theshadowofthebear@ymail.com if you have contacts at a high school or k-12 school in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area). I'm feeling much more optimistic about getting the film finished now.

A bit about Josh...

We've been making films together for five years now...he's been there since the beginning of my FOTR project and has co-directed three films with me. He's been a major support and encouragement on SOTB (in fact, something he said a year ago was instrumental in this film happening). Until now he's been too busy to help out in an official capacity, but he has been around on many of the sets doing photography and other odds and ends.

Josh just finished directing a short film on the much applauded RED camera and is in the processing of editing it. He is actually much more serious about film than I am, and is far more likely to end up on an Oscar stage or a Sundance Film Festival someday. I am very excited and relieved to have him coming on to this project.

As always, we would be very appreciative of your prayers. Particularily that God would bring the locations that we need, and work out the schedules of the actors involved. And that he would restore my health, because I'm still very much confined to bed and will need to get quite a bit better before December rolls around!

Finally - please stay tuned, as I hope to shortly have our last film, "Little Women" availible for sale online.