21st Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 18-28, 2024

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 2024

Live Script Reading: Now, I Am A Bear

Canada, 2023
Archives 2023
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In Cinema Globe Cinema
Sat, Apr 29 1:00 PM Buy

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Join a cast of actors for a live script reading of the absurdist comedy NOW, I AM A BEAR. The feature is a bittersweet exploration of nostalgia, regret, and the drive we all feel to get back to nature, whether nature likes it or not.

This is a FREE event, open to the public, and a great opportunity to experience a film in the early stages of development. There will be a Q&A following the reading and the production team are open to script feedback.

LOGLINE:
Set in a near-future where disaffected people are abandoning society to live as cosplay animals in the wild (yes, you read that right), NOW, I AM A BEAR tells the story of one broken man who decides to leave his problems behind and become a bear; struggling for survival, searching for peace, and running from a truth he can’t ever escape.

TEAM:
Writer & Director: Jason Filiatrault
Producer: Amy Darling

READERS:
Ryan Northcott 
Colette Nwachi
Siobhan Cooney
Evan Wilson
Sarah Adams
Chelsea Restall
Austin Arnaldo
Wil Knoll
Charles Andrew Payne

ABOUT THE PROJECT:
NOW, I AM A BEAR will mark the feature directorial debut of Calgary screenwriter Jason Filiatrault. The script was developed as part of the 2021 TIFF Writers’ Studio. Jason’s past credits include the award-winning feature ENTANGLEMENT (CIFF 2017), the cult Netflix series THE ORDER and short films THREE IN A BED and THREE IN A CAR (CUFF 2014 & 2015).

Producer Amy Darling is currently in production on a six-part original series for Freeform/Hulu. Her past features have been awarded a FIPRESCI Prize, chosen as the closing night film for Critics’ Week at Venice, and been selected for TIFF’s Canada’s Top Ten list.

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94 minutes

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Director
Jason Filiatrault

Producer
Amy Darling

Screenwriter
Jason Filiatrault

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