Sunday, April 3, 2011

New: The Bear

When you look into the woods, do you ever wonder
what's looking back?

Nice tagline.

Heading toward a premiere in New York City on April 30th, 2011 is the independent film The Bear (US-2011; dir. R. Jameson Smith) from Park Bench Pictures. Written by Pedro Francisco Marnoto and produced by Eamon Downey and Laurence Jacobs, The Bear is described as "a suspenseful story about the lengths a boy will go to become a man".

The Bear is the story of 12-year-old Nathaniel Ford and his struggle to connect with a father who has become obsessed with a monster that has tormented him for years.

A monster that has left him crippled and alone. A monster that lives just beyond the treeline in the backyard of the Ford Farm.
With that Moby-Dick-in-the-backwoods ambiance and the effective outdoors photography of the trailer (see below), it looks like The Bear could be an excitingly dramatic coming-of-age horror drama.


Below are some nicely evocative pictures from the film and its production:

R. Jameson Smith during the location shoot

Check out this teaser pseudo info-film on camping safety:

Poster Gallery: (click to enlarge)

Sources: Official Facebook page; Jameson Smith's site. Via Avery Guerra. Written by Robert Hood.

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