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Sunday, December 7, 2014, 12:00PM-1:45PM
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Director: Jill Johnston|
Category: Narrative Short
Runtime: 4 minutes
Place of Origin: Fredonia, New York
Shooting Locations: Little Switzerland, North Carolina
Synopsis: (Animation) Childhood memories from an encounter with a male bear are recounted. We should be cautious with wild animals but as naturalist Barry Lopez states 'a phobic response is less about the beast in the underbrush than it is about the beast within. When we refuse to look inward - when we fix our fear on the head of a coyote or any fellow predator - we miss the opportunity to face up to our own demons. Which is a shame, because in the end it's the only chance we have of facing them down.'
Cast: Voice Actor: Anna Chicco
Crew: Writer: Jill Johnston - Producers: Jill Johnston - Animator & Sound - Jill Johnston
Production Background & Fun Facts: Jill Johnston is an artist who grew up in Canada, studied cinematography at USF in Tampa, and now lives along the lakes of Canada.
Festivals & Accolades: Animation Block Party, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Ohio Independent Film Festival, Indie Memphis Film Festival, SUNYwide Film Festival