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.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

SOTB Fundraiser

So filming's done. What's next? Editing of course.

Only it's a bit hard to edit without an editing software.

The software and computer we were going to use are not available to us at the level we need in order to complete the film in a timely manner (meaning less than 5 years from now). So we need to buy our own copy of Sony Vegas Pro 9. The very cheapest we can get this software for is $400.

We do not have $400.

However our fans have rallied and we have an awesome fundraiser going on to raise the money we need to get our software! And guess what? You can help - and get some cool stuff in the bargain!


Check out our ARTFIRE STORE!

Artfire is a website that allows individuals to sell handcrafted items. Our most dedicated fans have created their own store full of awesome jewelry, cute scarves, and more! Check it out - there is something for everything and more items coming! ALL proceeds will be going to help buy the editing software!

If you don't find something you like for yourself, perhaps you can find a gift for a mom, aunt, grandmother, friend or sister! Most of them are very inexpensively priced. We usually get between 100-200 answers on any given polls - so if half of you spent at least $5 we'd have our money raised in no time!

I've got even further incentives!

Remember how you guys want another trailer? And to see those awesome pictures of Bear, Blanche, Rose and Fish I mentioned last month? Well you'll get them - once we hit certain milestones on the fundraising meter (which you can see on the left!)

What are they?

at $50
-I will release screen captures from the two scenes I previewed at ReginaCon.

at $100
-I will release the pictures of Bear and Blanche from our photo shoot at the last day of filming.

at $150
-I will do a character poll and the highest ranking character will have all decent previously unreleased pictures - released!

at $200
-I will release the Fish and Rose pictures.

at $250
-I will do a special giveaway of a signed miniposter for the movie to one lucky fan! (this will be through a random drawing that you will all have a chance to participate in)

at $300
-I will write a special post with many previously unreleased details about the filming process.

at $350
- I will collect the 10 best questions from fans and answer them on a youtube video along with a TBD actor from SOTB.

At $400
- after the software is ordered, delivered and properly installed on my computer, I will edit and release a THEATRICAL TRAILER!!!

Need more incentive?

These are just a few of the beautiful and cool items we've got for sale! And more are being uploaded all the time, so if you don't see something now, check back next week for more options!

Go to our Artfire Store and start helping us get this movie done!


Anonymous said...

How does one contribute items to be sold? I am a crafter and wold like to help! ;)

God Bless!

Teen for Life said...

you can also do something on Zazzle, you can make some REALLY cool stuff on their
check it out: http://www.zazzle.com/air_sheila

Anonymous said...

What if I simply wanted to donate my money? How would I do that?

Elenatintil said...

If you just want to donate money, send me an e-mail at theshadowofthebear@ymail.com and we can work something out. :)

Gwen said...

These are so beautiful! I wish I could have contributed...but I think I've said that one or two times before... :D