Final Cinematic Polish, and Some Release Dates for A Year On Ice

 Some significant updates on the status of the movie:

 I'm going to be spending most of January with Simon Price to finish off the final edit on the film. The feedback we got from the preview screenings at the Ice Fest was great, and will help a lot with the final edit. From there Plan 9 and Tim Prebble will be doing their magic on the sound track with additional music work and sound design.

 The final movie will be released as part of the New Zealand Film Festival in July, and will tour as part of that. It will be hitting the international film festival circuit for the second half of the year also.
 In the US you will also have the chance later on to book the movie in your local theatre via They work by you booking the movie yourself, then just making sure the minimum number of seats required for that venue are sold in advance. So for example if it is a 40 seat theatre, you may need to only get together 12 people to confirm the screening. As an added bonus, you get 5% of the door sales for helping promote the film. If you think you can fill a 200 seat venue, all the better. It will be a great way for Antarcticans to show the place off to friends and family. The exact timing of this is still to be sorted out, as some distributors and some of the bigger festivals require no prior screenings in the area before they will host it, so the specific dates aren't nailed down just yet, but I'll be sure to let you all know.

 Thanks again to everyone for your support!


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  • 12/28/2012 9:57 AM HeatherK wrote:
    Hi Anthony, Christine and team,
    I'm hoping that you have an Australian network or independent theatre/s that will play this on your International tour.
    How will we find out? I've been hanging out to see the fruits of your labour for a LONG time

    In the meantime, I'm looking up the NZ Film Festival...fingers crossed that I would get to see it!

    Congratulations - good luck with the final cut in January.

    I put a link in the Nella Dan group on facebook so they can let peeps (who have worked in Antarctica) know & keep an eye out for it if you make it over to Denmark/Sweden at any point.

    Best wishes for an exciting 2013, Heather
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  • 6/11/2013 3:38 AM Janice Forguson-Hamilton wrote:
    do you know Stephen Forguson. He showed us a wonderful "fast forward" with the sound trac of "5 Element movie. Way Cool, love it!
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    1. 6/11/2013 10:47 AM Anthony and Christine Powell wrote:
      Yes, that was some of my early work that he would have shown you from when I was still figuring out a lot of the techniques for filming in the cold. A few of those clips have made it into the final film.
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  • 8/30/2013 7:43 PM Mary Reynolds wrote:
    Will the film be shown in Europe soon? I live in Ireland, any plans for it to be shown here? Is it available on Blu-ray/Dvd?
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    1. 10/5/2013 3:59 PM Anthony and Christine Powell wrote:
      Hoping to hit a bunch of festivals in Europe in a few months. Discs won't get made until next year some time at least.
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