Great Bear Foundation
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Missoula, Montana, dedicated to the conservation of the eight species of bears and their habitat around the world.
December 15th, 2010
Many of you have asked about the documentary that we are making with Salish Kootenai College Media on Chuck Jonkel, and we appreciate everyone’s interest and support.
We finished the rough cut this past summer, and now we are in the editing stages. The film is meant for broadcast on public television (among other venues), so the final version will be 55 minutes. The rough cut came out over two hours long, so I have a lot of cutting to do, and will likely restructure the script and story line accordingly. We have completed the filming, but we may do some follow-up interviews as necessary, and we’re continuing to collect visual evidence, and to film Chuck doing what Chuck does.
This past spring, we put together the opening and closing scenes, which I presented at the University of Montana, along with a discussion of the film process. You can get a sneak preview here (may take ~30 seconds to load) trailer
The excerpt is 13:32 long, and not a final version. Unfortunately, the Youtube format re-sized the images, so there are some still photos that are zoomed in and cut off, but the final version, and the version we have on disc, shows the full images.
GBF and Salish Kootenai College Media want to wholeheartedly thank everyone who has helped out and supported this project, whether with monetary contributions, photos, stories, interviews, or ideas. The support for this project has been overwhelming, and the film crew and Chuck truly appreciate it. Please feel free to contact me for more information on the project.