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A mother jeopardizes her job as a nanny to fulfill her son's birthday wish.
A mother jeopardizes her job as a nanny to fulfill her son's birthday wish.
35 backers pledged $4,511 to help bring this project to life.

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Private Screener of "Promesas"

Dear Friends,

On behalf of the entire Grizzly/Promesas team, I'd like to thank you again for your support.  

We're excited to share this private screener of "Promesas."  Promesas is the new title of the short, "The Grizzly."  Promesas is the Spansih word for promises. 


Password: promesas2012

You can download this screener.  We just ask that you don't post it online, as it may impact our chances at certain film festivals.  We are submitting Promesas to festivals for the coming year and will share any updates as they occur.  


Screening & Panel


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That's a Wrap!

We had great performances from all departments, including the sun.  Shooting on location requires cooperation from mother nature.  Here is a photo of Jessica Tome (Adelia), Sarah Smick (Madison) and the siblings, Brighton and Sawyer Sharbino. 

We are diving into post-production and look forward to sharing our film with you!

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On behalf of the Grizzly Production Team, let me extend our deepest gratitude and appreciation.  Your support will go a long way in helping us make this film the way it needs to be made.  We have secured all of our locations.  Our cast is locked.  We are now in the process of working through all the logistics of shooting a film on location in the heart of the country's most densely populated community.  

Roger G. Smith shared that fact with me during our location scout this week.  The West Lake community of Los Angeles, sits about 1 mile west of Downtown LA, adjacent to MacArthur park.  If you ever have a chance to visit, you should.  The place is electric.  There are always people on the go, vendors selling food on the streets, music, toys, clothes, etc.  

I feel myself getting longwinded so I'll stop now.  

Thank you for believing in our project and for supporting us.

The Grizzly Production Team

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We Have Our Cast!

We are excited to have such a talented cast of actors.

Jessi Morales Tomé -- Mother of the Birthday Boy.

Roger Guenveur Smith -- Bike shop owner. 

Sarah Smick – Mother of the children cared for by Birthday Boy’s mother.

Where’s the rest of the cast?  They are children.  They are great!  And, you’ll have to watch the film to see them!

Thank you for the support,

The Grizzly Team  

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