Open Lens Productions Wildlife Video Production
Brown Bear Film

The RIVER OF BEARS project started in 2011.  With generous support from the Rasmuson Foundation, Friends of McNeil River, and the Anchorage Museum, The University of Alaska Anchorage commissioned us to make the first fulldome live-action wildlife film for a planetarium.  Travis A. Rector, PhD, at the UAA served as the Executive Producer.  The film uses the fulldome 360 degree technology to transport audiences to McNeil River.  The show has been extremely well received at the University as well as the Anchorage Museum.  The popularity of the show inspired us to make the DVD flatscreen version so that the film could reach an even wider audience.

To learn about the fulldome version at the UAA, please click here.

Rent ROB online or buy a digital download by clicking on the corresponding button on the left.  For a DVD, click the button below.  The online versions can be watched in HD, the DVD is currently Standard Def only.

University of Alaska Anchorage Planetarium


Mike Adams

Dana Anderson

Ann E. Arrington

Lindsay Bahn

Bill Barnes

Alex Baskous

Christopher Becker

Lavonne Berger

Kendall Bert

Mark Biewers

Stefano Botoli

Andrea & Craig Bradford

Sue Brady

Austin Brewin

Gail Browne & Frances Sjoberg

Wendy Burk & Eric Magraine

Sidney Burr

Hunter Burton

Martha G. Busse

Megan Carlson

LeMiel Chapman

Ellen Cordes

Penelope M. Cordes

Eliza Craig

Cathy DeRoche

Robin A. Dublin & Hilary A. Morgan

Sophie Duckett

Steven Evans

Catherine Eyde

Bruce Faanes

Richard A. Fabian

Bree Ferrin

Andrew Foster

Harvey Gardner

Katy Garmany

David Ginsburg

Jack & Barbara Ginsburg

Jenifer Grill

Eva Gould

Paul Gray

Terry Gryting

Wayne Hall

Laura Hamilton

Mark Hamilton

Snooze Hamilton

Pat Hardy

Daniel Hastings

Michael Hawfield

Doug Hill

Diane Hirshberg

Sally Jungreis

Bonnie Sue Kalina

Jay E. Kent

Sascha Koppelmann

John Krauss

Katharine LaForest

Richard Leirer

Lorraine Logan

Linda Masterson

Dave McGowen

Amy & Brian Meissner

Andrey L. Mirakyan

MH Consulting, Inc.

Ron & Marilyn Modafferi

Caryl Morgan

Amy Neill

Rita Marie Nugent

Harry H. Poarch

Fred A. Rainey & Alanna M. Small

Rick Randall

Maureen Reynolds

Wendy & Doug Robbins

Kathleen Robinson

Karen Rode

Leola Rutherford

Roland Sarlot

Lauren Schreiber

Beth Sirles

Deborah Smith

Jeff Smith

William F. Smith

Debbie Soltis

Stasia Straley

Helene and Walter Sullivan

Bodo Szonn

Serge Taran

Stephen Tennis

The Silent P

Dallas Thomas

Mark & Lori Thornburgh

Tom Tomlinson

Vic Van Ballenberghe

Mimi VanBallenberghe

Marianne Younkheere

Special thanks to all the contributors

who made the DVD project possible:

- 35 Minute Run-time

- SD Widescreen

- Special Features