Adapted by Donald Martin from Bernie Hafeli's Novel

In the vein of 'Cinema Paradiso' and 'My Life is a Dog', 'Bear Season' tells the story of a boy named Chester who lives with his mother and his uncle Izzy, in Detroit after WW2. It's 1951, and young Chester is on the lookout for a hero after losing his father in WWII. With his uncle who can't seem to hold a job for more than a few months, in an effort to help him make peace with his painful, war-torn past, Chester sets out on a life-changing journey that takes them from Detroit to Edinburgh, in hopes of meeting Wojtek, the legendary Polish soldier bear.


Director: Simon Aboud (This Beautiful Fantastic, Comes a Bright Day)

Starring: Luke Evans (Beauty and The Beast, The Fate of the Fast & Furious, The Alienist, The Pembrokeshire Murders)

Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace, Oblivion, The November Man)

Jacob Tremblay (Room, Wonder, The Book of Henry)

Producers: J. Todd Harris (The Trial of The Chicago 7, The Kids Are Alright)

Andrea and Mitchell Gabourie (Hello Goodbye)

Byron A. Martin (Resident Evil: Afterlife)

Executive Producers: Colette Aguilar (Momentum)

Jinko Gotoh (The Lego Movie, Klaus, The Illusionist)