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Genre  Documentary, Adventure, Biography
Initial release  September 5, 2013 (USA)
Running time  1h 32m
7.6/10 IMDb

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Director  Anthony Powell
Initial DVD release  April 14, 2015 (USA)
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Writer  Anthony Powell, Simon Price
Cast  Genevieve Bachman, William Brotman, Michael Christiansen, Tom Hamann, George Lampman, Peter Lund
Genres  Documentary, Drama, Adventure Film, Short Film, Biographical film, Family film
Similar movies  Dallas Buyers Club, The 33, Goodfellas, The Theory of Everything, The Wolf of Wall Street, Unbroken
Tagline  Step Outside The Box

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Antarctica: A Year on Ice is the first feature film by New Zealand filmmaker Anthony B. Powell. This documentary is set in Antarctica, specifically in the Ross Island region, which is home to two research bases: United States' McMurdo Station and New Zealand's Scott Base.

Contents

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It chronicles a year of time spent living and working at these remote stations; the summer season (October to February) when the sun shines 24 hours a day and the long dark winter (February to October) where the sun goes down for four long months and darkness envelopes the environment. The film focuses on the everyday workers that keep the stations and the equipment running so the scientists can complete their work. Interviewees include a helicopter pilot, fireman, firehouse dispatcher, cook, mechanic, storekeeper, storeman, finance person, administrative person, and operations manager.

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Extensive use of time-lapse photography is used to document the changing seasons and the Antarctic landscapes. Powell had to invent many of his own camera systems to survive the extreme conditions of the deep Antarctic winter.

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Powell's previous work includes footage for Discovery, National Geographic, and was featured in BBC's Frozen Planet.

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The film also touches upon topics such as 'T3 Syndrome,' a term that describes what happens to people during the winter, when the T3 hormone in the brain is reassigned to the muscles of the body in an effort to protect it against the extreme cold. The film also describes how the community works and plays together including the annual New Year's party "Ice Stock".

The film's post-production was completed at Park Road Post Production in Wellington, New Zealand.

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Awards Include

Winner: Best Documentary and People's Choice. Calgary International Film Festival. http://www.calgaryherald.com/entertainment/Antarctica+Year+Broken+Rocket+among+winners+Calgary/8994086/story.html

Winner: Discovery Award Best First Film (Documentary Category) and People's Choice. Calgary International Film Festival. http://www.calgaryherald.com/entertainment/Antarctica+Year+Broken+Rocket+among+winners+Calgary/8994086/story.html

Winner: Best Film and People's Choice. Scottsdale International Film Festival. http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/entertainment/9336156/Accolades-flow-for-film-maker

Winner: Grand Jury Award, Best Film. Laughlin International Film Festival. https://web.archive.org/web/20131031141032/http://laughlinfilmfestival.com/Films/films.html

Winner: Best Documentary. Bel-Air Film Festival. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/10/prweb11243594.htm

Winner: Best Documentary. Twin Cities Film Festival. https://web.archive.org/web/20131204005246/http://www.twincitiesfilmfest.org/article.php?id=26

Winner: Best Documentary. Orlando Film Festival. http://orlandofilmfest.com/award-winners/

Winner: Best Documentary. Indie Fest USA https://twitter.com/IndieFestUSA

Winner: Best Documentary. Red Dirt Film Festival. http://www.reddirtfilmfestival.org/WINNERS.pdf

Winner: Best Cinematography. Anthony Powell. Indie Fest USA https://twitter.com/IndieFestUSA

Winner: Best Documentary Cinematography New Zealand Film Awards 2013

Winner: Best Documentary Eugene International Film Festival

Winner: Best Documentary Red Dirt Film Festival

Winner: Best Documentary Foyle Film Festival UK

Winner: Audience Award Best Documentary Irvine International Film Festival

Winner: Best Documentary Louisville Festival of Film

Winner: Best Documentary, Prescott Film Festival

Winner: Best Emerging Film Maker, Prescott Film Festival

Winner: One In a Million Award, Sun Valley Film Festival

Winner: Best Adventure Reel, Breckenridge Film Festival

Winner: Best Environmental Film, Frozen Film Festival

References

Antarctica: A Year on Ice Wikipedia
Antarctica: A Year on Ice IMDb Antarctica: A Year on Ice themoviedb.org


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