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 Tugg.com. 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!