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, May 31, 2011

Captured by an Evil Prince

Once again the talented and creative Chelise has taken a scene from the movie and redrawn it in the realm of fairy tales! I am absolutely in love with Rob's coat. Please. Someone commission me to make it so I have an excuse to sew it! ;)

Monday, May 30, 2011

Screenshot Monday

Some of my absolutely favorite scenes are the quiet romantic ones between Bear and Blanche. Hannah and Jed are such marvelous actors and their onscreen chemistry makes you truly believe you are watching Blanche and Bear.

In this scene, Blanche confesses her feelings to Bear.

In the meantime, take a look at my editing stories here: http://elenatintil.blogspot.com/2011/05/editing-till-my-eyes-blur.html

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Premiere Set!

It's official, folks!

The premiere for "The Shadow of the Bear" will be held in Minneapolis, MN at the St. Anthony Main Theater on Thursday, June 23rd, 2011.

Festivities will commence at 5:00 pm.

The cast, crew and Regina Doman will be in attendance.

Formalwear or nice dressy clothing requested.
(Girls, please no strapless dresses, deep cleavage or skirts above the knee.)

We have limited seating so tickets will be available for order ahead of time. We recommend you order as soon as we get the system set up. Tickets will be $7 a piece.

Because seating is limited, and because the movie is a PG-13 equivalent, we would not encourage children under the age of eleven to attend.

To keep track of the latest information regarding the premiere, I highly suggest that you visit our event page on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=106559492767607

To learn how to order tickets, please visit this page: http://theshadowofthebear.blogspot.com/2011/06/to-order-tickets.html

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Bear and Fish Clip!

I took a short break from editing to upload another quick clip for you all! It is, again, rough in that the audio has not yet been done, but visually it is quite close to what the final product will be. Watch it here, or watch a higher rez version on youtube.

This scene is not in the book. It was adapted from a series of scenes that appeared in the award winning radio adaptation. I just couldn't resist the chance to give Fish more to do!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Screenshot Friday

Blanche awakens.

I love eyes. I probably pay more attention to them than any other physical feature. So I was thrilled when one sequence in the film allowed me to spend a lot of time on Blanche's beautiful blue eyes. :)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Screenshot Wednesday

Rose vents her frustration over the situation with Rob.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Screenshot Monday

Take one down, pass it around... 99 bottles of beer on the wall.

Can I ask for prayers? I haven't been able to edit at all or contact composers for the last two days due to a violent attack of nausea. I would really like to be able to get back to work (not to mention sit up without feeling worse!).

Friday, May 20, 2011

Screenshot Friday

Rose and Suzanne chat at Rob's party.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Screenshot Thursday

Rose creeps down into Freet's basement!

I've been blown away by the number of composer applications we've received! Now to sort through them and figure out who to use. Please pray for us!

Editingeditingediting... is never done. Last night I edited my second fight scene and it was crazy. Anthony's coming over tonight and I'm hoping for his input on all of my cuts. The footage is great, I just have to make sure it flows.

THE PREMIERE -- if you've been keeping an eye on the blurb on the top of the page, you've probably noticed that yesterday I changed the date to the "23rd" and the city to "Minneapolis." We are in negotiations with a theater in St. Anthony Main (which is a part of Minneapolis across the river from the Guthrie) and we hope to visit it and confirm everything next week. We could use prayers on this as well!

Getting the rights for "It's Only a Paper Moon" could be complicated and I frankly don't have the time to do it (I am still trying to figure out if I actually have time to breathe), so thoughts, expertise and offers of help from those who feel confident in this area would be greatly appreciate. (Please e-mail me at theshadowofthebear [at] ymail [dot] com)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Meet Regina Doman and the Director and actors of SOTB!

Do you live in the Midwest? Are you a fan of Regina Doman? Then ReginaCon 2011 is the opportunity of a lifetime for you!

Regina will be teaching workshops on writing, I'll be talking about filmmaking, plus there will be murder mysteries, a FTN-themed Swing Dance (we've rented out an auditorium for it!) and more!

We're behind on our minimum registrations though, so if you haven't registered yet I would like to encourage you to do so soon! You can find out more information at Regina Doman's website.

And don't forget, your registration for ReginaCon covers the cost of your ticket to the MOVIE PREMIERE! :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Screenshot Tuesday

Rose creeps into Freet's House.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Composer (no longer) wanted!

We are looking for a composer!

Due to a variety of issues, it's only now that we have been able to start the process. However with the movie premiere just five weeks away, that means we need someone who can get pretty involved right away!

We need someone who has the know-how and a hard work ethic, who is willing to work fast. Even if we could just get a few unique themes that would be better than having to use entirely stock music.

Know of anyone? Have them contact me at theshadowofthebear [at] ymail [dot] com. Don't know of anyone? You can still help by reposting this to your blog, facebook, tumblr, twitter or forum!

I'm still getting messages about composing, even though the movie is 'finished. So just to clarify, we no longer need a composer. Thanks!

Screenshot Saturday

Rose sneaks into Mr. Freet's house. His security code COULDN'T be 666... could it?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Screenshot Wednesday

Rose is excited about going to the Opera!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Screenshot Monday

Blanche worries that going to the Opera with Bear may not be the wisest idea.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Screenshot Saturday

We had a little bit of a scene where Blanche unpacks a few things. This is to show a) that the Briers are still recent arrivals to the city, and b) why the set changes between this scene and the previous one. We got a load of props from Regina after filming the first scene and had to figure out how to incorporate them into the set without setting off the screaming of the continuity nitpickers. ;)