Antarctica: A Year on Ice
A STUNNING YEAR-LONG EXPERIENCE ALONGSIDE THE ADVENTUROUS FEW WHO LIVE IN THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL, BRUTAL AND EXTREME ENVIRONMENT – THE FROZEN LAND OF ANTARCTICA
ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE is a fascinating and visually spectacular journey to the end of the world—the frozen landscape of Antarctica—with the devoted, adventurous people who live there year-round.
Meticulously filmed for over a decade by award-winning filmmaker Anthony Powell, ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE shows what it’s like to live in Antarctica for a full year, alongside a close-knit international population of research scientists, technicians and craftsmen who call Antarctica home.
Isolated from the rest of the world, coping with temperatures that drop to -75 degrees Fahrenheit, and enduring months of unending darkness followed by periods when the sun never sets, Antarctic residents experience firsthand the beauty and brutality of the most severe environment on Earth. Giving audiences a glimpse of everyday life and work under extraordinary circumstances including merciless storms and unyielding isolation, ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE reveals a culture few people have ever experienced.
Using specially modified cameras and spectacular time-lapse photography, Powell captures the splendor of the region like no film before. ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE gives testament to the planet’s natural wonders, humanity’s thirst for adventure, and the emotional extremes that accompany a year within one of the most pristine places on the planet.
Music Box Films Home Entertainment will first release ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE on Digital Download (Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu) on March 24, 2015. The Blu-ray and DVD disc release will debut on April 14. Bonus features on the DVD and Blu-ray disc includes: outtakes, behind-the-scenes footage and commentary from the Director.
Winner of the Best International Documentary and Best First Film prizes at the 2013 Calgary International Film Festival, ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE went on to pick up the Audience Award at the 2013 Breckenridge Film Festival. Additionally, the film won the award for Best Documentary at the 2013 Bel Air Film Festival and the 2013 Eugene International Film Festival, as well as the statue for Best Documentary Cinematography at the same year’s New Zealand Film and TV Awards.
The land of Antarctica can only be experienced in the flesh by a select few, but its frozen wonders can be treasured by everyone—in warmth and comfort—in ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE!
More information about ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE can be found on the MUSIC BOX FILMS website at http://www.musicboxfilms.com/antarctica