Gemma & The Bear!


  • 2015
  • United States
  • 7 mins
  • English

Web Series Competition

Matt Scott
Kevin R. Free, Eevin Hartsough
Kevin R. Free, Debargo Sanyal, Ray Demattis, Natalie Kim, Jojo Gonzalez, Marc Sinoway

Gemma & The Bear! is a modern, humorous twist on Jekyll & Hyde. Whenever nerdy-but-lovable Gemma goes to sleep, The Bear – a carpe diem-loving, fly-by-the-seat-of his pants gay, black man awakens in her place. The Bear protected Gemma when she was a bullied kid, but now he’s back to help her find love (Uh-Oh). It’s a show about how what we think is our biggest weakness can actually be our greatest strength.

Matt Scott is an award-winning filmmaker whose most recent short film, “Once A Loser,” took him to Cannes in 2014. Other short films include “The Bible Thumpers,” “The Last Laugh,” “Citizen Kane 3000,” and “Zaroff The Hunter.” He is also the director of the web series “With Friends Like These” and “The Spirit Seeker,” starring Mary Birdsong.


2015 Accolade Global Film Competition – Award of Merit
2015 Best Shorts Competition – Award of Excellence
2016 The Online Film Festival (#TOFF) – Official Selection


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