Private Project


A young bear resists nature's call to hibernate to experience the mysteries of the changing seasons.

  • Cherry Zhou
    Fish Out of Water, Con Amore
  • Colin Louis Rhoades
  • Cameron Alexander Brown
  • Terrance Williams
    Key Cast
  • Dejanna Price
    Associate Producer
  • Tanya Gupta
    2D Producer
  • Mason Smigel
    Technical Director
    Monkey Thief
  • Jordan Fleming
    Head of Story
  • Nicholas Pina
    Art Directors
    Her Escape, The Assassin in White
  • Natalia Gaida
    Art Directors
  • Peter Kerkvliet
    3D Animation Lead
    Under Your Skin, Within
  • Christy Thacker
    2D Animation Lead
    Drawn Apart, Fairground Follies
  • Leslie Clark
    3D Generalist
  • Madison Talley
    Environment Lead
  • Taylor Saunders
    Lighting Lead
  • Max Austin
  • Thomas Neugebauer
    Sound Supervisor
  • Jomar Marrero
    Assistant Recording Engineer
    Windchimes, Genesis, Reconnection, Cui Cui, Juanion, Sapiens
  • Candace Mortier
    Foley Artist
  • John Goto
    Re Recording Mixer
  • Mike Kachur
    Story Artist
  • Daria Butko
    Visual Development Artists
  • Molly Cooper
    Visual Development Artists
  • Stephanie Reckling
    Visual Development Artists
  • Brendan Casey
    3D Animators
  • Henry Chou
    3D Animators
  • Doron Goldstein
    3D Animators
  • Bai Huang
    3D Animators
  • Brandon Kolaczewski
    3D Animators
    Panda-Monium, Juanion, Crafted, Cui Cui
  • Hal Kujawski
    3D Animators
    Under Your Skin
  • Andrew Li
    3D Animators
  • Glenn Lynch
    3D Animators
    Under Your Skin
  • Tara Maake
    3D Animators
    Under Your Skin
  • Mason Matutina
    3D Animators
  • Ying Miao
    3D Animators
  • Rachael Ormond
    3D Animators
  • John Schmid
    3D Animators
  • Christina Su
    3D Animators
  • Amy Sun
    3D Animators
  • Cam Swartz
    3D Animators
  • Daniel Williams
    3D Animators
  • Alison Agnew
    2D Animators
  • Cosimo Faieta
    2D Animators
  • Anastasia Kulczytzky
    2D Animators
  • Mandy Le
    2D Animators
  • Maelene Naftzger
    2D Animators
  • Julia Schoel
    2D Animators
  • Yammy Sun
    2D Animators
  • Tinghe Yang
    2D Animators
  • William Wei
    2D Animators
  • Ari Huang
    Character Modelers
  • Emma Zhou
    Character Modelers
  • Connor Bushoven
    Environment Modelers
  • Emily Jones
    Environment Modelers
  • Isabella Jones
    Environment Modelers
  • Colton Piso
    Environment Modelers
  • Katelin Rank
    Environment Modelers
  • Vanicha Suwansiri
    Environment Modelers
  • Joseph Chen
  • Amanda Jayapurna
  • Devin Johnson
  • River Sohn
  • Ting Liao
  • Thitaphon Piraban
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Musical, Kid's & Family
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 22, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • SCAD Spring Showcase
    United States
    June 7, 2020
    North America Premiere
Distribution Information
  • SCAD Animation Studios
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights, Internet, Theatrical
Director Biography - Cherry Zhou

Cherry Zhou is a current graduate student studying animation at the Savannah College of Art & Design as well as the Director & Project Supervisor for SCAD Animation studios first feature, Bearly. On the film, She oversaw all aspects of production and worked very closely with the 3D animation team to create the memorable sequences seen in the film.

Her past experience includes being a software engineer at Amazon, a production assistant for 3D animation series "Buddi" streamed on Netflix, and the producer and animator for two 3D animated student films "Fish Out of Water" and "Con Amore".

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Director Statement

"Acting as Director/Project Supervisor on Bearly has truly been a standout experience for me. What makes this project so special is that it crosses new territory for SCAD, as this is the school's first film under their new studio branding. Directing a musical was also something that intrigued me about this project, as this genre is rarely attempted in the animated short circuit. I am sincerely proud and honoured to have led such a talented group of artist in the production of SCAD Animation Studios' first film."