On Tuesday I had a tutorial with Leonie, story was my main concern. I wasn’t sure how to best do the dark twist that I wanted so that the story was more than just a lot of cute animals. We talked about the exchange student idea, but Leonie thought that the character I originally had was much stronger and suggested going along the lines of not fitting in, physically as well as culturally. The bear is so much bigger than the other animals that he encounters physical difficulties trying to fit in to their environment.
I have been working through some ideas in my head, and I quite like the idea of having it be like a mocumentary about this bear who has moved into a town where he literally does not fit, and the reactions of the townspeople to his presence.