Annabelle & Bear
Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 7:00 PM (EDT)
Annabelle & Bear
A film by Amy S. Weber
Annabelle & Bear is the dramatic, tender story of a man who finds himself suddenly thrust into fatherhood, and the unexpected journey that leads him to discover the life-altering love found in the heart of his little girl.
There are moments in life that can change a person forever. For a biker named Bear, this philosophy has proven to be true, time and time again. The moment his father died and he lost his best friend. The moment his mother was remarried to a family friend, just two months after the death of his father. The moment his longtime love Annie, chose drugs and a heartless dealer named Raymond over her family. And the moment he realized he would never be a father to his newborn daughter.
Our hero, Bear (Michael Spillman), is an introverted and rebellious soul, living life tinkering with engines and emotionally disconnecting from everyone and everything, including his past. Until one day, the past shows up at his front door.
Annie, Bear’s ex-girlfriend of 15 years, stands before him, clearly strung out, two years after abandoning him. And she is not alone. Next to her stands the tiny and innocent Annabelle, their 2-year old daughter Bear has never had the opportunity to know. Before he can refuse Annie’s demands to take Annabelle off of her hands, she slips out, leaving Annabelle behind, in search of her next high. Suddenly thrust in to fatherhood, Bear finds his life in disarray. He struggles to balance his new responsibilities with his former life, and concludes that the only solution is to turn to his mother whom he has not spoken to in five years since she remarried. She agrees to take Annabelle and raise her.
Trading in his motorcycle for an old Cadillac and a used car seat, Annabelle & Bear head off to Grandma’s house, traveling from Michigan to Maine. A journey that will not only take them half way across the country, but one that will change a man forever, thanks to the healing power of the unconditional love found in the heart of a little girl named Annabelle.
A raw and relevant film about forgiveness and redemption, love and loss, Annabelle & Bear will open your heart and have you rooting for the most unlikely of heroes.