Director Biography – Bears Fonte

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Bears Fonté founded Other Worlds Austin after two years as the Director of Programming for AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL. His last short film, ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE, has been selected for 65+ festivals since October of 2015 including SciFi London, Lund International Fantastisk Filmfestival and Dances With Films. Bears also was one of the producers on the Sundance Jury-Award Winning short THE PROCEDURE. His short film, THE SECRET KEEPER, played 35 US Film Festivals 2012-14. His feature thriller iCRIME, which he wrote and directed, was released on DVD, VOD and streaming by Vicious Circle Films in 2011. Bears also self-produced two web-series which have been seen by a combined ten million viewers. Prior to arriving in Austin, Bears wrote coverage for independent producers and coverage services in LA and placed in nearly every single screenwriting contest out there including Screenwriter’s Expo, Final Draft Big Break, Page International, Story Pros and Austin Film Festival. Bears received his BA from Carleton College in British Studies and Theatre Studies and a MFA in Directing from Indiana University and has directed over forty plays.

 

Director Statement

 

Nothing brings a family to together like pregnancy, and nothing tears it apart like jealousy. This the foundation of PRENATAL, two sisters struggling to find the truth and someway to understand eachother, despite being seperated by mountains of beleif and resentment. Prenatal inspired by my friend (and lead actress)’s first pregnancy and the red state / blue state divide. Sara was actually 8 months pregnant when we shot the film!

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