BEAR STORY (SHORT TO FEATURE FILM ADAPTATION)
Inspired by the exile of the director’s grandfather during the military dictatorship in Chile from 1973 to 1990, Bear Story is the Academy Award® winning short film about a bear who is separated from his family by the circus, and who longs to return to them, where he belongs.
Bear Story is a moving short film with a powerful message, directed by Gabriel Osorio and produced by Pato Escala. It premiered in Annecy Animation festival in 2014, and between then and winning the Academy Award® for best animated short at the 88th Academy Awards, in 2016, it received over 50 international awards in the festival circuit, including Palm Springs Shortfest, Nashville, Cleveland Film Festival, Animamundi, and audience awards at Zagreb, Florida Film Festival, and Klik! Holland Animation Festival.
And now we’re getting involved! We’re super excited to be currently working on taking the core values and message of the short film and writing an adaptation into a new original feature film.
State: In Development.
Production House: Punkrobot Studio (CHILE).
Our Role: Narrative development and scriptwriting.