I have been working in Antarctica since 1998, and steadily gathering footage for this project for the last 10 years. My work has appeared in numerous locations all over the world, including the Natural History Museum in New York, National Geographic Channel, Discovery, and most recently BBC's Frozen Planet series.
Now I am finally ready to present my feature film about what it is like to live at the bottom of the planet, in Antarctica, for a full year. The story is not from the point of view of scientists, but of the everyday workers who are there to keep the stations running in the coldest place on the planet.
Never before has this been brought to the screen. Documentary film crews usually only get to visit Antarctica during the few short months of summer. This film includes footage meticulously gathered over 10 years, including 9 winters, isolated from the rest of the world, in 24-hour darkness and mind-numbing cold for months at a time.
The filming is finally completed, the first edits done. Now we just need your help to fund the full soundtrack.
Plan 9 Music is on board!
They can do a great score with the minimum project funding, but with more can create a richer musical experience. This may include hiring a full orchestra. Full funding for an orchestral track plus sound engineering and cinema grading would cost about $250,000.
We want to have the film ready for release as part of the Antarctic Festival in Christchurch, New Zealand in September this year, so urgent action is needed by you now to help us achieve this goal.
Thank you so much for your support!
To watch the first trailer in Hi-Def via vimeo check it out below, best viewed Hi-def and full screen...
Update: The second trailer is also online in Hi-Def now...