About the Film
Bear with Us is a modern farce about a guy who attempts to propose to his girlfriend in the most romantic way possible, but his meticulous plan starts to fall apart when a ravenous bear stumbles upon their charming cabin in the woods. It’s a total comedy of errors that takes a close look at just how far we’ll go to preserve our relationships.
Great Lakes connection:
“We shot in Pennsylvania! (though not particularly close to a Great Lake...)”
Cast & Crew:
Director: William J. Stribling
Writers: Russ Nickel, William J. Stribling
Producers: R.J. Lewis, Russ Nickel, William J. Stribling
Key Cast: Christy Carlson Romano, Cheyenne Jackson, Mark Jude Sullivan, Alex McKenna, Kevin Carolan
William J. Stribling (director, screenwriter, producer) is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, with degrees in Film & TV Production and Dramatic Literature and has an MFA in Screenwriting from Chapman University. In addition to Bear with Us, William has directed the feature film Lies I Told My Little Sister and award-winning short films Break a Leg, Down in Flames: The True Story of Tony “Volcano” Valenci, and Beyond Belief. William is currently in post-production for a web series called Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party, produced by Shipwrecked Comedy.
2016 Gasparilla International Film Festival (Tampa, FL) World Premiere, Audience Award: Best Narrative Feature, Jury Award: Best Female Performance; 2016 Hill Country Film Festival (Fredericksburg, TX), Best Feature Film; 2016 FilmQuest (Salt Lake City), Best Feature Film, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress.