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Hunting Bears

After a series of gruesome murders within a small town, a hunter and a detective team up to hunt down the monstrous culprit in a secluded forest.

  • Matthew Robert Vincini
    Director
    The Cattle Farmer
  • Matthew Robert Vincini
    Writer
    The Cattle Farmer
  • Matthew Robert Vincini
    Producer
    The Cattle Farmer
  • Allison Raczynski
    Producer
    The Cattle Farmer
  • Connor Dylan
    Key Cast
    "The detective"
    Myth, The Cattle Farmer, Inner city rats
  • Ian Karl Ritter
    Key Cast
    "The hunter"
    The Cattle Farmer
  • Kathryn Milewski
    Key Cast
    "The Woman"
    The Cattle Farmer
  • Kyle-Ethan Salazar
    Cinematography
    The Cattle Farmer
  • Benjamin Doherty
    Score
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    35 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 2, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Matthew Robert Vincini

Born in 1998, Matthew Robert Vincini is an American film director and writer. He specializes in the indie horror and thriller world of films. Inspired by filmmakers such as Paul Thomas Anderson and David Robert Mitchell, Vincini works in an old school style bringing elements and techniques from older films and fuses them with modern film styles.

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Director Statement

Being stuck alone in a forest was always a big fear of mine. I used to be afraid of the dark but soon learned it was the unknown in which I fear the most. In the film Hunting Bears we follow two brave, very different men as they venture out to find a mysterious beast that has been haunting the town they live in. Little do they know they will be facing something far worse...Themselves. I decided to make this film because I wanted to shoot something that would be simple production-wise, but complex emotion-wise. I wanted to show what I fear the most and try to give reason behind it. It was an absolute pleasure working with my 8 member skeleton crew. We shot long haunting nights in the middle of the forest really embedding us into our film. I was very inspired by the cinematography in the films of Paul Thomas Anderson. A very vintage style in modern films. Me and My cinematographer studied older films while in pre production so we could understand what techniques were used and how we could incorporate them. In the end through every department from the script to the score, we want the viewer to feel the isolation and loneliness in such a large environment such as the forest. I hope who ever views the film enjoys it and takes away from it. Thank you!