On Wednesday night in North Hollywood, California, Nerds and Beyond had the pleasure of attending a special screening of Mama Bear (along with several other short films) at the first ever Olympus Film Festival. Director Matt Cohen, writer Lee Ehlers, titular star Mandy Musgrave and many of the film’s other stars were in attendance. The screening was packed and lively, and even included a special audience Q&A. At the end of the evening the Festival’s producers handed out awards – and Mama Bear was given the first ever “Zeus Award” for its action packed depiction of bravery and overcoming the odds!
After the festivities were over, I managed to grab a few of Mama Bear’s stars for some exclusive interviews! I spoke with Adam Fergus, David Haydn-Jones, and Jeffrey Vincent Parise about their experiences on set, their favorite moments, how fabulous and supportive Cohen was as a director, and what they hope might come out of Mama Bear being expanded into a full length feature film!
Watch the full interview below and stay tuned for more Mama Bear exclusives, including interviews with Lee Ehlers, Matt Cohen, Mandy Musgrave, and more!