“The Paper Bear” team gives update on feature film

Courtesy of The Northwest Florida Daily News

ALYS BEACH — It has been a few months since The Northwest Florida Daily News last reported on a feature film filmed entirely in Walton County. Since December, the director of “The Paper Bear,” Arix Zalace, and his team have been putting the final touches on a film destined to enter the film festival scene later this year.

However, the film’s conservation and education efforts about the Florida black bear have been muddled due to recent legislation that was introduced, then passed in the Florida Legislature.

‘The Paper Bear’ update

After four long years of filming and production, which included over 8,000 hours of living with a pair of Florida black bears in Walton County, Zalace says his feature film, “The Paper Bear,” is set to cross the finish line of project completion.

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