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, November 27, 2010

$350 Reward Post

Wow, you guys are amazing! Less than 24 hours after my last post we recieved two donations that added up to $55! That brings us up to $375 which means I only need $25 more before I order the software! We are so close!

Those who donated -- I will be sending out the screen captures to all the recipients at the same time. Either on December 3rd, or when we hit the $400 mark -- whichever comes first. :)

And now it's time for the $350 reward post...

In the comments below, you all will have a chance to submit your questions. On December 10th, I will chose the 10 best questions, which I will then answer in a video along with one other SOTB cast member. We will put this online as soon as we have the editing software to properly convert it.

Please take the time to read our other SOTB Q&A's, as well as some of my informative posts. We will NOT answer any questions that have been clearly answered anywhere else on the site. So if you haven't been eagerly reading each post from the beginning, now would be a great time to do some researching!


Anonymous said...

1) What were the favorite scenes of the four main characters?
2) Who was the most encouraging of helpful off set?
3) Who was the most mischievous off set? ;)
4) In the scenes that were not in the book, what was reception of them?
5) What changes did Regina Doman especially approve of when you showed her the script?
6) Who had the best bloopers of the cast?
7) Was there any improve caught on film that will be in the finished product?
8) What was something embarrassing that happened on or off set?
9) Did anyone play any pranks on you or any one in the movie?
10) Hands down, what scene was the easiest to do? In other words, what felt real and the actors took to the scene as if they had really been the characters they were playing?
11) Did Bear get to really hit Rob in the fight scene? ;)
12) How did Bear like learning how to dance for the prom scene?
13) Are there any phrases that you say now that originated because of something that happened while making the movie?
14) Did you have any problems with having people cry, scream, faint, fall, or fight?
15) Why did Bear have dreads before he made SOTB? ;)
16) Did anything remain in the film that one of the main actors suggested or contributed?

Anonymous said...

Did anyone ever fall asleep, besides yourself, on set?

Anonymous said...

Are you going to/do you enjoy all of the attention from all of the Fairy Tale Novel fans?

The Other Katie said...

I've been wondering if Fish's escape was choreographed the same as in the book? Also, how many times did Anthony have to do it?

Emily said...

1) What was the hardest part of filming this production?

2) Has the book or the film changed the way you view something in life?

3) Did you learn something about yourself on this project that you didn't know before?

4) Who or what most supported you during the project?

5) Which costume was your favorite?

6) What will you miss most about this project?

I can't wait to see the movie! God bless.

Abigail B said...

What scene took the longest to film?

Anonymous said...

Do you ever find yourself acting like or quoting your character in real life?

Maria(rose) said...

How were you able to tie Fish up in such a way that when Rose unties his shoes he could escape??

Laura said...

Are you guys going to continue filming other movies for Regina's books?

So by now do you all feel like one big happy family?

Anna said...

What are your plans for post-release distribution? I know you'll be releasing a DVD, but do you plan on submitting to any film festivals?

Will you continue to make similar-scale films in the Midwest? Do you ever see yourself moving to L.A. or elsewhere to pursue filmmaking?

This is not a production question per se, but I am in a similar situation to you (although I have not yet had the good fortune to produce a feature) and would like to know what advice you have for ambitious young filmmakers with a low budget and few committed friends.

Anonymous said...

1)What was hands-down the funniest thing that happened on set?

2)Did anyone cry on the last day of filming, and if so who?

3)Is there any scene that reminds you of something that happened off camera when you see it, and if so which one?

Maria(rose) said...

Was it fun???;)

Anonymous said...

I have written a fairytale book called Night Land and I would like to film it someday I have turned the book into a play and I plan to change a few parts and add more to it but it seems that once I get done writing the script I will still have no one to act in my play so I was wondering what should I do? 1.give up on filming it or 2.work hard and hope for the best .