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, June 28, 2012

Fans, we want to hear from you!

For four years you guys have been following this blog and supporting this amazing project. You've read our story, and now you've seen the movie (or will very shortly!) for yourselves. While this blog will stay up for the time being as a testament to and chronicle of this project, we probably won't be posting on it very much anymore.

However, before we step back into the gray mists of regular incognito life, I thought it would be really fun to have a sort of celebration of all that this project has brought into our lives. So there are two things I would like your help with!

#1 - already we are getting some really wonderful comments on the blog of how much you guys liked and appreciated the film. Would any of you like to step out of the comment box and into the posting? Would you share your story of how you found this blog, followed the project, and what you loved about the film (or what surprised you)? If you've got a story, e-mail it to me at elenatintil [at] gmail [dot] com under the heading "SOTB Story". If you've got a picture of yourself (with the DVD, in a FTNish costume, with the books, etc) or a piece of your fan art that you'd like to include as well, that'd be awesome! I'll be posting the stories in the order I receive them over the next month.

#2 - I'm going to do one last big Q&A session! Here are the rules:

  • Watch the film first!
  • Read the FAQ's page to make sure your question hasn't already been asked!
  • I can't answer questions about what will happen to the film or any future filming of the story, that's for Regina to say. 
  • Submit your questions in the comments below, and if you are posting Anonymously, please sign some sort of name to it. Thanks!
That's it! I will answer everything to the best of my ability - locations, props, casting, acting stories, why we had to make the choices we did (was it budget? Time? Dramatic effect?), make-up, costume, editing, writing, you name it!

Also I can now officially announce that I will be releasing the blooper reel at the end of the summer, for a limited online showing (probably for the fall or something?). We weren't able to put any special features on the DVD, but I already had the blooper reel mostly compiled and really wanted to share it with you as I know many of you have asked to see it. Regina agreed to a release for a limited amount of time, so it will be coming!

Monday, June 25, 2012

DVDs arriving!

My shipment of the DVDs arrived today! Yours should be coming soon! Any questions? e-mail andrew@chestertonpress.com!

(The DVDs I got are for the cast and crew, who I have contacted via facebook and e-mail. If you're in that group, please reply to my message by the end of this week! Thank you!)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

DVDs Start Shipping Out Next Week!

Chesterton Press has been super busy lately, so I don't think they'll get everyone's out next week, but they'll do the best they can! Also, copies will be for sale at the IHM conference this weekend!

To recap:

Official DVD Price -- $10 (each additional copy is also $10, no discounts for ordering multiples).

To order, please contact Andrew at andrew@chestertonpress.com. He will tell you the preferred payment method.

You MUST include your shipping address. If you place an order by letter, please include an e-mail address or phone # in case we need to contact you.