Must Watch: Nash Edgerton's Sundance Short 'Bear' with Teresa Palmer

February 1, 2013
Source: Vice


Since we spend most of our time checking out feature length films at the Sundance Film Festival, there's plenty of short films that we don't get to see or call attention to very often. However, throughout the festival, there are some shorts that end up attached to some of the feature films, and deserve a bigger audience. One such film from 2011 is Bear from director Nash Edgerton (brother of Warrior and Zero Dark Thirty star Joel Edgerton), which features Australian actress Teresa Palmer in the story of a guy (Edgerton) who goes above and beyond the call of duty to surprise his girlfriend (Palmer) with amusing results. Watch it below!

Here's the entire short film Bear from director Nash Edgerton, posted via Vice (via Movies.com):

Update: The video above should now be working okay! If not, try clicking the direct link to Vice's YouTube.

Nash Edgerton (stuntman, actor, editor, producer, writer, director and brother of actor Joel Edgerton) directed and stars in Bear, a short film he co-wrote with David Michôd. Australian actress Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies, I Am Number Four) also stars in the film which played at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

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  • Sorry everyone, Vice seems to have made the video private for now. We'll update if another version becomes available. UPDATE: It's back up! Watch now via the player above.
    • bluetonguefilms
      the link has been fixed and the intro has been removed :)
  • Thexn
    I just finished watching it at 11:55 pacific standard time. Link seems to be working fine. Kind of saw the ending coming, but the part just prior to it was great, and the action shot was filmed beautifully.
  • Jay
    Everyone should definitely watch his previous short film Spider, which started this concept
    • Hank
      Another Aussie short called Office Ninja is also a possibly closer resemblance to this. Steve Innes is awesome in it and perhaps director Mike Swaan had this in mind when he made it, though I actually think Ninja is the older film.
  • rzedan
    The short is good but the concept is way to close to the video 60MPH from New Order: http://youtu.be/XQ0P-2DsANY
  • simon
    A blatant rip off of the aussie short "Spider" they must have seen that and thought how can we do the same film with two different twists - however they weren't that clever because I picked both of them happening, first time through. Nothing special here, sorry
    • JP
      Maybe that's because it was made by the same director.
      • Simon
        Lol fair enough, so why not pick another idea. Show some growth, as a director. The whole thing seems pointless
        • JP
          I can only guess that he might be making it "his thing," but I agree with you. It does seem a little pointless.
  • I already saw and loved Edgerton's previous short, 'Spider,' and after loving this one too I've decided I just need to see all his shorts. Thanks, FS, and please keep us updated if you find any more of his work.




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