Funded! This project was successfully funded on January 21, 2012.

Update #14

The End (But Not Quite)

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Hello Amazing American Bear Family!

Thank you so much for your kindness and support in the last two months. We could not be making this film without you and are so incredibly grateful for every facebook link, comment, dollar, and mention.

We are officially done with our kickstarter campaign! Its incredibly exciting!

With your help we are now able to pay our editor, find a sound designer, possibly get some animation done for the film and more than that we might even be able to license some very cool music.

Thanks for helping this film survive; we are so excited for these next few months!

But just because we are done with our kickstarter campaign doesn't mean we want to stop updating you! The next 10 months are going to be amazing and huge for us. So many changes, developments and events! So if you would like to stay in the loop, please email us at beardocumentary@gmail.com to continue receiving updates.

We do plan on sending updates here occasionally (because this page is forever ours!) but they don't look nearly as pretty...

Thank you oh so so so much for your support, enthusiasm and investment in our film. You are the best community ever. 


And hey! Keep checking back at our facebook, twitter and home pages for our new video series, awesome photos, guest blogs and other fun content. We know you want to see the film most of all, but while you wait you will have no shortage of amazing information! 

Some super happy face photos of Greg and I -- thanks for making this happen!

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Update #13

We MADE IT!

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Yesterday was an incredible day for American Bear.

We had a huge donation from a very generous person (Amanda! Ah!) that put us over the top. Then, that donation was followed by another generous donation --  and now we have passed our goal!

But it's the cumulative generosity that makes this so exciting! We couldn't have done it without each and every one of you -- every single dollar counts and this has been an incredible team effort from a great group of amazing people.  You are our American Bear Community and we are so glad you exist!

Thank you for supporting us, the film and the themes!

THANK YOU!

We will continue to send updates and I promise we will write you the longest update letter with some fascinating statistics on January 21st, the day we are officially done fundraising. Because there is nothing wrong with passing our goal and you never know what might happen!

-Sarah and Greg!

P.S. Our first ever guest blog just went live in the "your voice" section of American Bear's website -- check it out if you're curious.

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Update #12

January Newsletter and Bare Bones

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Howdy everyone! 

Thank you so much for your donations and your ever continuing support in the last couple days! We are so close to the finish line -- both in terms of funds and in terms of time!  Share if you want, can, havent! Feed the Bear!

We just sent out our official January Newsletter, complete with new content and information on the editing process! 

If you would like to continue getting messages from us after this campaign is over, please email beardocumentary@gmail.com and say so! They look pretty and always have interesting conent! But especially because we would love to keep in touch. 

Here is the video that we just released for our new documentary series of shorts called BEAR Bones! 


Update #11

8 more days!

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Hey! We only have 8 days left to raise $2902! It's crunch time, and we need your ongoing support more than ever -- tell your friends, family, co-workers, and kind strangers to support a great film and a great message, and we will be even more grateful to you than we already are. Your Facebook posts and word-of-mouth have already been a huge help, and we just need that energy for 8 more days! Keep the Bear growling!

P.S. This is a photo of Bear Greg and I saw while in Colorado!

(at the Denver Zoo...)
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Update #10

We're in the Huffington Post!

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/patience-salgado/american-bear-strangers_b_1199974.html

If you haven't seen this great article yet, check it out!


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