Cocaine Bear

Date: Saturday 02 September
Time: 11.05am – 12.25pm

Cocaine Bear follows the outrageous story of Cokey, a drug-fueled bear that accidentally ingests a ton of cocaine and will do anything to get her paws on more. Robin Hollander, VFX Supervisor, will share the making of the 500-pound CG black bear who appeared alongside the star-studded cast.

We see four increasingly disheveled and blood-thirsty looks during Cokey’s rampage through the Chattahoochee–Oconee National Forest. Robin will share how the team designed, built, and animated the entirely CG bear – from her body and fur to her teeth, claws, and various bloody grooms.

Capturing Cokey’s interactions with the on-set actors was particularly challenging when it came to animating the bear. Robin will touch on how the team overcame this through the use of an on-set performer and countless groom refinements to help perfect the overall look and feel of Cokey’s character in this action-packed, over-the-top thriller.