Tickets will remain available for pre-order until midnight tomorrow (Tuesday). If you don't get your order in by then, you'll need to purchase at the door. (checks prefered but cash accepted. No credit cards.) At this point we WILL have tickets available at the door, but they will be first come first served, so if you do plan to purchase at the door, come early! You can arrive as soon as 5:00. We advise arriving no later than 5:30 to get decent seats, and the program will begin at 5:45.
Following the movie (which will be running at 1 hr 50 minutes), we will have a short presentation followed by a question and answer session with the actors. Afterwards there will be a chance to request autographs from the cast and crew. (We advise bringing your own pen and paper ;) )
We originally were going to try to have concessions, but at this point will be unable to do so. Do plan to eat supper ahead of time!
We're dressing up for the occasion and would like to invite all of you to do the same! Formal dresses and suits are welcome, "church clothes" are also completely acceptable for the more casual folk.
Again, this is not the 100% completed version of the film -- we are working desperately to do all that we can do, but were unable to get all the ADR or music completed in time. It's a minor miracle (and the support and assistance of my amazing family) that is even ensuring that the sound is good enough to allow the premiere to proceed. (You wouldn't believe how close it's been over the past few weeks). As I type this my own health has kept me pretty much incapacitated for most of the day... I hope and pray that I will be able to make it through the premiere myself.
However, for all that, there is so much for this night that I am excited for and I would not have fought so hard for it if I didn't care so much for all of you and believe in the story we are telling and it's power to shine through no matter how rough the medium.
In order to get the sound done, I had to lend out my computer. Therefore I have limited internet access and limited time (as I prepare for the coming days). If you have any questions, I BEG you to check our FAQ section, or e-mail theshadowofthebear [at] ymail [dot] com and Janny, our ticket manager will do her best to answer (she knows most everything important AND she has my text number if I can't get to the computer to answer, however she's also working a full time job so patience is appreciated!)
Finally, I've answered this many times in many places but I keep getting asked... YES. There will be a DVD. It will not be available until later this summer. All information regarding it will be posted here on this blog.
Thank you all for your support, prayers and patience. Please continue to offer up supplications as we get through the final part of what has been a very difficult process.
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.