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, August 26, 2010

Day 32 - August 18th 2010

August 18th was a special day. Not only was it the only time all four main characters shared a scene, it was also the day we shot what will become the ending scene and final shot of the film. Furthermore, it was Jed and Anthony's last time on camera.

By the time we we got to that last shot, I was about ready to cry. It is just so amazing to finally be at this point at last. We've known all along that the final scene would be one of the last scenes we were going to shoot, so doing it really brought home the fact that we were almost done.

We have a TON of pictures both from that scene and of the photoshoot we did afterwards. However, I can't release them yet. You'll get to see Rose and Fish in a few of them in the September issue of I&F which will be released next week. For Blanche and Bear, we have a special fundraiser that I'm going to tell you about in an upcoming post. So stay tuned!

Meanwhile, a few teaser pictures of the last scene.

Rose's hair.
Getting the shot! (Yes. I'm eating. I threw up that morning so halfway through the afternoon Josh ran out and got me some stuff that I thought I could keep down.)
In honor of the last day I made special cookies. :) (No, these are NOT the costumes from the final scene!)
Sharayah trying to figure out how to call for Bear, in the scene after the thrift store.
Getting a store to film in was one of the complicated things that we realized just wasn't going to happen. So I wrote a scene similar to the one in the audio drama to explain where the dresses came from and the "Bear Selling Chalice" bit.

We had a bit of spare time in the morning so Anthony took some lovely pictures of our Blanche.

An example of how much stuff we lug around between shoots.


Victoria Rose said...

Am I dreaming or did Bear actually cut his hair?!?!?!?


P.S. Elena - your playing the nun came as a totaly awesome shock! You go girl!

Anonymous said...

Awesome pictures! All of the pictures are fantastic!

Nice cookies too! :)

Yaviel said...

Aaaahhhhh!!!!!!!!!!! These are soooo cool!!!!

You guys are soo amazing! Thank you sooooo much for doing this film!!!!!

Elenatintil said...

Vicki - HAHAHAHAHA! :)

Kathleen said...

I loved all the pictures Lena :)

Vianneygirl-Rose said...

Where were you filming?

Anonymous said...

Woot Woot! Great job guys! I can't believe you are done filming!

Victoria Rose said...

*ahem* Elena, methinks you deliberately didn't answer my question about Bear's hair. ;) Fine, I'll be a good girl and not pry anymore. *calls Ella* :P


Maria(rose) said...

love the cookies and when did bear cut his hair??????

Jessica Ferraro said...

Love that outfit that Sharayah is wearing, sitting on the picnic bench.. I think I might have to go out searching for exact replicas of those articles of clothing; it just screams Rose all over it. And I said it before and I'll say it again.. Elena your film locations are spectacular.. you really have an eye for things.. everyone keep up the awesome work!

Elenatintil said...

I'm afraid that Rose costume is going to be just about the hardest to duplicate. The skirt was made by us, using some fabric Regina had (and no idea how long she'd had it either). The black scarf is one I bought in Italy five years ago.

wakingrosealltheway said...

Is this movie going to come out in theaters or will it just be shown on this site?

BriarRoseGrimmBros said...

those are awesome cookies! i love rose's! *giggles* So colorful! i absolutly cant wait till june 2011. I have been looking for a while for some sign of a movie being made and then i stumbled across this websight and i was so happy!*smile to myself* I am so excited for this and i hope you make movies for all the other books too!!!!! :)

Gwen said...

These pictures are so pretty!! The location is awesome. *sigh*
Anthony is quite the photographer. I loved the pictures of Blanche...