Post Production Updates for "Antarctica: A Year on Ice"

We are well into post production of the theatrical cut now. The picture edit is locked at 91 minutes long. I managed to survive the trauma of slicing away nearly half an hour of footage from the rough cut with editor Simon Price. We also snuck a few new scenes in there too though.

So now Plan9 are busily composing some great music, Tim Prebble is busily making awesome noises, and Chris Todd is making us sound good.

Some really good news is that Park Road Post have come on board big time, and will be doing the final cinema color grade, 5.1 surround sound mix, and digital cinema projection output. Also the New Zealand Film Commission will be contributing to the final funding, which will allow that extra level of cinematic finish.

It seems a bit surreal sometimes going from being a guy wandering around the frozen wilderness breaking too many cameras, to having a feature film being finished off in one of the top facilities in the world.

The film has been confirmed for the New Zealand International Film Festival in July, and submissions have begun to some of the other international venues. I'll keep you posted on viewing opportunities as they are announced.

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