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.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Day 26 - July 28th 2010

God works in amazing ways. I spent a lot of time wondering why this movie had to take so much time to complete... but we could never have shot everything that had to happen at Rob's party a year ago. Yet on Wednesday night we found ourselves talking about the necessity of the scene and just growing in a lot of ways. I cannot tell you all what a kind and gracious young Christian man David (who plays Rob) is. If you ever have the chance to meet him, you will never believe that we actually cast him as Rob!

Also, many, many thanks to all of our wonderful actors! Everyone was so cheerful and pleasant and eager to do whatever was needed to ensure successful shooting - even if it meant holding a difuser over a hot lamp for take, after take... after take.

Although we had some stress with a slow start and a wasp sting, not to mention the sheer logistics of coordinating extras for every shot, this was a very successful film shoot, and I left with a tremendous feeling of peace.

Many thanks to our friend Christina B. for taking these lovely pictures!

Below you can see our Suzanne...

Suzanne and Rose

Josh shedding some illumination. (This guy is amazing and has been so much help on the project! He deserves a ton of thanks from everyone! I am so glad to claim him as a mutually adopted brother and co-director/producer on this project!)

Rob being cool...

Yeah, about the angles one must sometimes hold a lamp to properly light a scene... I kid you not. I really had to hold the light on my head to make it work.

Rose is just too adorable. I think curly hair looks absolutely fantastic on her!

Yes, it looks like day, but through the magic of film, it will actually be night...

Watching the performances
Setting the scene in Rob's basement
Difusing a too bright light.
Rose and Rob


Carpe Guitarrem said...

Carolyn got a part! :)

Hahahahaha...the last picture is so funny.

Glad to hear there's progress!

Hannah Liz said...

PWHAHAHA! OMG! Those pics ROCK!!! GREAT work guys! :D :D :D :D

Shieldmaiden of the Shire said...

Awesome pictures! Looking forward to seeing the finished project! Rose's dress looks fantastic on her, and her hair is perfect! And Rob def. looks very debonair in the photos, perfect for the role.

Anonymous said...

Rose's hair looks absolutely gorgeous when it is curly!

Great pictures!

Gwen said...

These are my favorite pics so far, I think...
Yes, Rose's hair is GORGEOUS in this scene. And I LOVE her dress! :D