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, March 31, 2010

Day 24 (More Photos)

Just all sorts of beautiful photos from this shoot! (The following were taken on a very high tech camera)

Rose Brier

Blanche Brier (Happy, not scared!)

Director and Heroines

Blanche - wait up!

Okay... so you're obviously NOT totally thrilled that your younger sister is going to prom with a total jerk when you haven't been asked...

Director Josh hard at work

Rose entering St. Catherine's

Anyone know which saint this might be?

Lovely extras

Cinematographer #...?

Anthony with the mic

Another silly cast picture

Randomly, I thought this was a funny picture...

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Day 24 - March 30th 2010

I cannot tell you how weird it is to be half the country away from the film I'm supposed to be directing... I am so thankful that I have so many capable people back on set to make sure everything works out! Still, it's very odd to have my closest contact be through video chat, and limited at that. I'm probably just as excited as any of you to see pictures from filming! They got some good ones from the St. Catherine's shoots today, and I am delighted to share the first batch with you!

Rose in the Bathroom

The Crew in the Bathroom

Cast and Crew being silly

Josh and Anthony setting up a shot

On St. Catherine's Steps

Blanche and her Script

Rose loves her violin...

Running lines

Haven't had a chance to be an extra, but want to? Don't worry, we still have two days of filming this week that we need extras for! Especially guys! So if you're in the Mpls/St. Paul area and are free on Thursday the 1st of April, or Saturday the 3rd, then drop us a line at theshadowofthebear [at] ymail [dot] com!!!

More pictures coming soon! Stay tuned!

Monday, March 29, 2010

DAY 23 - March 27th, 2010

Pictures at last! All of the scenes below are at St. Catherines. :)

Getting ready to film

Fish with the druggies


Extras and crew

The Cinematographers

The druggie group

The non-druggie guys ;)

Extra drama... (wish I had been there!)

I hear there are still more pictures from this day to come, plus the three further days of filming this week! So keep checking back!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Fan Art

While I, like the rest of you, wait to hear today's filming news from Minnesota (and I hear they could use some urgant prayers as they try to track down a missing cast member!) I thought I would upload the fan graphic art I've recieved from you all so far!

Feel free to repost these images on your own blogs or on forums, but do credit the artists and please include a link back to this blog!

Have art of your own to share? Send it to theshadowofthebear [at] ymail [dot] com under the subject heading of "SOTB Fan Graphic Art."

By Katie K.

By Maria J.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Film shoot is TOMORROW!

Just wanted to remind you all that the first of this series of film shoots is TOMORROW! It will definetely be at Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minnesota. Please RSVP by 8:00 tonight in order to get more information about costumes, etc!

theshadowofthebear [at] ymail [dot] com.

If you can't make it tomorrow, there are still THREE (yes, three!) other days on which you could come be extras! TUESDAY MARCH 30TH, THURSDAY APRIL 1ST, and SATURDAY APRIL 3RD.

Again, please RSVP for further information regarding exact times, costumes, etc.

ALSO - we could really use your help spreading the word about this project! To make things easy, all you have to do is post the following picture on your personal blog, or include a link to this website on your facebook status!

(If you do put this on your blog, it would be good to also mention that there are other dates we need extras for as well)

And many thanks to those of you who have already RSVP'd, either by e-mail or on the Facebook event page! We are so excited to have you as a part of this project!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Further Info about the film shoots

A bit more info:

Extras are needed on Saturday March 27th and Saturday April 3rd from 10:00am to 8:00pm.

Filming will take place either at Northwestern College or St. Agnes Catholic School in the St. Paul MN area.

To RSVP and find out further information re: costumes and scenes, please e-mail theshadowofthebear@ymail.com or join the event listing on facebook.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


We need extras THIS COMING SATURDAY, as well as Saturday, April 3rd. Want to be a part of this project? Now is your chance!

The Independant Student Film "The Shadow of the Bear" is once again in need of extras!

Who: Young people who *look * as though they could be high school students. (14-18)


Time: TBD

Where: Somewhere in the St. Paul or Roseville Area

What: A film shoot for an independant student film based on Christain author Regina Doman's beloved book "The Shadow of the Bear."

Scenes: Scenes requiring crowds in the St. Catherine's School sections of the book.

More Info: Our facebook event page can be found here. You may also e-mail theshadowofthebear [at] ymail [dot] com. (yes, that is "Y" mail, NOT "G" mail.)

Please let us know if you are coming!

More information about costumes, etc, will be provided upon RSVPing to either the facebook page or the e-mail address above. Thank you!

(And for the record, I, Elena, will NOT be directing this shoot. My amazing co-director, Josh B. will be in charge! He's awesome and you'll be lucky to work under him!)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Wanted - Fan Graphics to Share!

I know that many of you have made graphic art - wallpapers, banners, avatars, etc - from the production photos. While we're waiting for more movie news, I thought it would be fun to post some of your work so that we could all see the talent and ideas floating around in anticipating of this movie!

If you have something you'd like to share, simple send the link (not as an attachment please, but as a photobucket or other photo sharing website link) to theshadowofthebear@ymail.com under the subject heading "SOTB Graphic Art." Once I get several submissions, I'll post them here!