Junior the Bear

Junior the Bear is a story of false spiritual enlightenment. Jake tells his brother Lonny a tall tale of how he went to the woods and found his soul mate in a brown bear. As the story is shown, a different truth emerges.

  • Rob Thomas
  • Director of Photography: Jeff Waltmire
  • Rob Thomas
  • Rob Thomas
  • Adam Thomas
    Key Cast
  • Tyler Watson
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Comedy, Nature
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 3, 2013
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • San Francisco State University Thesis Class 2013
    San Francisco, CA
    May 3, 2013
    North American Premire
  • Mt Hood Independent Film Festival
    Hood River, Oregon
    November 8, 2014
  • ITSA Back to Nature Film Festival
    Sonora, CA
    March 14, 2015
Director Biography - Rob Thomas, Director of Photography: Jeff Waltmire

Bay Area native and artist, Rob Thomas has been involved with creative institutions such as the San Francisco Film Society and the Bay Area Youth Media Network since graduating with a BA in Cinema from SFSU.

His work has appeared in film festivals and community screenings across the west coast, and continues to grow an online presence. Rob is a producer for stage productions, music videos, and an online sketch series, The Name of the Gang.

His work can be seen at www.IAmRobThomas.com

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Director Statement

Junior the Bear is my senior thesis film from SF State and holds a special place in my heart as such. The crew was comprised of mostly friends and family and I wouldn't have been able to complete the project without their support.

Junior is a personal film about family and the stories we tell each other. In these stories, we often bend the truth to make it more interesting or to seek approval from those we know. Lies in stories are tools to tell an intention that the facts can't show and sometimes end up exposing the real truth.