Down 9,270 this week

Spirit Bear: The Simon Jackson Story (2005)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama | Family  -  2005 (Canada)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 161 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 1 critic

Simon Jackson fights to save the endagered Spirit Bear from extinction by going up against the foresting industry.



0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 479 titles
created 31 Oct 2011
a list of 743 titles
created 12 Apr 2012
a list of 26 titles
created 09 Jul 2012
a list of 130 titles
created 04 Aug 2012
a list of 408 titles
created 5 months ago

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Spirit Bear: The Simon Jackson Story (TV Movie 2005)

Spirit Bear: The Simon Jackson Story (TV Movie 2005) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Spirit Bear: The Simon Jackson Story.
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »


Credited cast:
Simon Jackson
Lloyd Blackburn
Marcus Perdue
Frank Perdue
Catherine Disher ...
Ms. Starr
Neil Lawrence (as Owen Rotharmel)
Troy Yorke ...
Fergus Diogenes
Pamela Sinha ...
Sophie Sabris
Clive Jackson
Jude Coffey ...
Carol Ann
Mr. Hall
Herbie Barnes ...
Assistant to Sophie (as Melody Johnson)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Denis Lacroix


Simon Jackson is an awkward 15-year-old who lives on a planet light years away from the "in" crowd-until a life changing moment. Attacked in the British Columbia wilderness, Simon is rescued by a rare white Kermode bear. When he learns these magnificent creatures are endangered, that only 400 are in existence in a small area of northern BC, Simon turns from shy, stuttering daydreamer to political activist. Mustering his courage, he takes on the powerful forest industry and the provincial government, eventually rallying everyone from Prince William to the Backstreet Boys. Simon ultimately secures the protection of 2500 square miles of Princess Royal Island-one of the largest land protection battles ever won-and is named one of Time Magazine's "Heroes for the Planet." Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis





Release Date:

2005 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Spirit Bear: The Simon Jackson Story  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


See  »

Did You Know?


References Casablanca (1942) See more »


Sell The Earth
Written by Gary Koftinoff
Performed by Gary Koftinoff
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The Power of One
1 July 2006 | by (Sonoran Desert) – See all my reviews

This film, made with the financial support of the Canadian government, is based on the true story of a genuine environmental hero. Simon Jackson was only 13 when he began his crusade to save the Spirit Bear, a white version of Ursus Americanus Kermodei, which occurs in about 10% of the black bears which live in a relatively small area in Canada. The only habitat of the Spirit Bear is Princess Royal Island, other adjacent large islands, and nearby coastal British Columbia. This unique temperate rainforest area was threatened by clearcut logging. Simon faced down not only the BC government, and the timber industry, but also the loggers themselves.

His story is one that needs to be told to everyone on this planet---that it is possible for one determined person to change what is happening to our environment, before it is too late. The film is not a millions-of-bucks slick production, but is touching and feels genuine. The footage of the Spirit Bear(s) is truly remarkable. I love Graham Greene and he was perfect in his role of a somewhat disillusioned environmental organization employee and mentor to Simon. My only real criticism is the music, which seemed much louder than the rest of the soundtrack.

For people who know nothing about the campaign to save the Spirit Bear's habitat from destruction by ignorance and greed, the film is very enlightening. For those of us who joined our voices to the thousands who heard about the Spirit Bear directly from Simon Jackson, it is very heartening to see the story disseminated through this film. I can only hope everyone who sees it will feel empowered to lift their voice to protest greed and injustice in the world.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
YEAH! beansaregood red_ruby_rose
This movie was horrible playget
music from the film wolfinspirit
Who played the government official? OfficeDiva

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: