Project Grizzly

Director Peter Lynch
Year 1996
Run Time 72min
Genre Action/Adventure, Documentary
When Troy Hurtubise was attacked by a grizzly bear in 1984, he decided that he would never be a victim again and set about constructing an armoured suit that could withstand a grizzly attack. Built out of titanium, rubber and chain mail, and supported by interior air bags, the 145-pound (66-kilogram) suit (with Hurtubise often in it) is clobbered by baseball bats, thrown off cliffs and hit by a pickup truck. Seen around the world and even spoofed on The Simpsons, Project Grizzly has become a cult favourite.

The most hilarious scenes in the film feature Hurtubise as a kind of Japanese robot, willingly testing himself and his suit. The journey takes him to the Rockies…and to some scenes of self-awareness.

“One of the most provocatively entertaining and loopily Canadian documentaries of the decade.” — Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star

“It’s fantastic.” — Quentin Tarantino


Peter Lynch

Lynch earned international success with his wildly popular and critically-acclaimed Project Grizzly. His features include The Herd, Cyberman, A Whale of a Tale and Dem Bones. Lynch won a Genie for his short film Arrowhead. His most recent feature film, Birdland, was released in 2018.


Troy Hurtubise


Michael Allder, Gerry Flahive, Louise Lore


Action/Adventure, Documentary


Biography, Classics, Cult & Offbeat Cinema

Original Language


Language Versions

FR Dub, FR Subtitles

Canadian Distributor

National Film Board (NFB)