Award-Winning Indie Animation House E.D. Films Offers First Look at its New Short; Now Seeking Distribution
Today, e.d. films debuted the first teaser trailer for Giant Bear, giving Annecy audiences their first look at one of the Inuit world’s greatest legends. Centered on a confrontation between the last monster bear and an Inuit hunter, Giant Bear is a chilling short that brings an ancient story out of the North.
In Giant Bear, we follow a hunter in the depths of starvation. The snow is thick, his dogs are mysteriously dying and food is nowhere to be found. A quest for answers leads him straight to a nanurluk, an iceberg-sized bear, setting up a “kill or be killed” battle that pits one man’s wits against a fearsome foe.
Due to the regional significance of the story and its lessons about strategy and skill, the film has undergone rigorous review at the hands of a committee of historians and Inuit protectors. This oversight helped e.d. films create culturally approved representations of key artifacts, like the hunter’s clothing, sled, knife and igloo at a very nuanced and realistic level, ensuring a film that is both entertaining and respectful.