Exit, Pursued by a Bear

Married Madeline can no longer sustain her storybook existence and longs for a grizzly end.

DIRECTOR: Sara Pensalfini Brown
PRODUCER: Daniel Weavell
WRITER/S: Sara Pensalfini Brown
DURATION: 11’38”
YEAR: 2010


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Madeline is reaching middle life. She is disconnected from her husband and when her mother in law dies, she is thrown into a child-like state of ‘wanting’.  Haunted by her past and hunted down by the bear she created decades earlier, Madeline finally stops running and returns to the place where fear is a wonder.

BOFA Short film screening, Tas (2013)
Raw Nerve QR Film Festival - Taste of Tasmania (Jan, 2014)


Meg Bignell - MADELINE
Nathan Spencer - GLENN
Isabelle Moorfield - GIRL


EXEC PRODUCER: Beverley Jefferson and Graham Gates
SCRIPT EDITOR: Jonathon Dawson
Director of Photography: Simon Gray 
Production and Costume Designer: Monique Germon
Editor: Shaun Wilson
Composer: Heath Brown
Bear FX: Mel Cooper & Karen Fahey 
Animator: Stefan Le Mottee
1st AD: Shaun Wilson
Sound Mix: Michael Gissing

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