Filmmakers Ian McAllister and Jeff Turner and Executive Producers Kyle Washington and Byron Horner of Spirit Bear Entertainment are partnering with MacGillivray Freeman Films to distribute a beautiful giant screen film about one of the rarest animals on Earth—the fabled all-white Spirit Bear.

These remarkable creatures live in the lush temperate rainforests of British Columbia on Canada’s West Coast, where they hold almost mythic status among the region’s indigenous people. Shot exclusively for the giant screen, Great Bear Rainforest will offer a remarkable journey into one of the planet’s most spectacular wildernesses—a land of wolves, grizzly bears, humpback whales, sea lions, sea otters, and others—as it explores the secret world of the Spirit Bear. Length: 41:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2019
  • Date Released:

    February 15, 2019

  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: Yes
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 15/70, DCI-compliant Digital, DCI-compliant Laser, IMAX Digital, IMAX Laser, Dome-customized 15/70, Fulldome
  • Distributor:

    MacGillivray Freeman Films

  • Produced By:

    A Spirit Bear Entertainment film presented by Seaspan in association with Destination BC

  • Executive Producer: Kyle Washington, Bryron Horner
  • Producer: Producer: Jeff Turner. Line Producer: Ruth Vincent.
  • Director:  Ian McAllister
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Jeff Turner, Don Hanh
  • Cinematography: Jeff Turner, Ian McAllister
  • Sound Editor: 

    Tim Archer, Masters Digital

  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Main title theme by Hans Zimmer and Anze Rozman. Original score by Anze Rozman.
  • Editor: Andrew Mort
  • Narrator: Ryan Reynolds
  • Other Credits: Colorist: Lionel Barton. Creative Consultant: Greg MacGillivray.
  • Sponsors:


  • Animals
  • Documentary
  • Ecology
  • Nature


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Best Cinematography, Giant Screen Cinema Association, 2019

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