|Wildlife drama takes filmmakers back to roots|
|Written by Andy Butcher|
|Monday, 08 December 2008 11:41 AM America/New_York|
Grizzly Adams Family Entertainment has released its first feature in a decade after concentrating on family-friendly and faith-based documentaries.
Made with Michael Flynn Productions, wildlife drama Friends for Life (978-1-934-64601-4, $19.95) tells the story of a despondent widower who finds new meaning and hope on becoming the reluctant rescuer of four wolf pups left helpless after the death of their mother.
The story includes a dramatic encounter with a bear, appropriately enough for the makers who brought the successful “Grizzly Adams” stories to cinemas and television in the 1970s.
Shot on location in Utah last year, the new 90-minute film is the first of a planned new raft of family-friendly movies from the producers.
“There’s a yearning among the public for … feel-good movies that used to be produced by Frank Capra 50 years ago,” said Charles E. Sellier, president of Grizzly Adams Productions.