"In [The Grub Stake], a bear, deer, fawn, and wild porcupine are all part of the ensemble cast, and garner as much attention as the human actors. In fact, animals and actors in Shipman films usually got equal billing. It's an amazing spectacle to watch as Nell lovingly interacts with the kind of wildlife that would awe most rangers. Her deep understanding that humanity is only a single aspect of our environment was the trademark that made Shipman's pictures unlike anyone else's."
-- Ally Acker
Acker, Ally. Reel Women: Pioneers of the Cinema, the First Hundred Years. New York: Reel Women Media Publishing, 2011. (vol. 1, p. 49)