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This multi award winning feature film is a visually stunning chronicle of what it is like to live in Antarctica for a full year, including the never before seen deep Antarctic winter, completely isolated from the rest of the world, while enduring months of unending darkness, in the coldest place on Earth.
Winner: Grand Jury Selection Best Film Laughlin International Film Festival
Winner: Peoples Choice Best Film Scottsdale International Film Festival
Winner: One In a Million Award, Sun Valley Film Festival
Winner: Best Documentary Bel-Air Film Festival
Winner: Best Documentary Twin Cities Film Festival
Winner: Best Documentary Orlando Film Festival
Winner: Best Documentary Calgary International Film Festival
Winner: Best Documentary Indie Fest USA
Winner: Best Documentary Eugene International Film Festival
Winner: Best Documentary Red Dirt Film Festival
Winner: Best Documentary Foyle Film Festival UK
Winner: Audience Award Best Documentary Irvine International Film Festival
Winner: Best Documentary Louisville Festival of Film
Winner: Best Cinematography Indie Fest USA
Winner: Discovery Award Best First Film (Documentary Category) Calgary International Film Festival
Winner: Best Adventure Reel Breckenridge Film Festival
Winner: Best Documentary Cinematography, New Zealand Film Awards.
Union Glacier is located in the southern Ellsworth Mountains of West Antarctica. This is a documentary about a small team of people who live and work on the glacier during the Antarctic summer.
In 2013 I was the filmmaker attached to the Scott Expedition - the journey that completed Captain Scott's final, ill-fated expedition from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back again. Our team passed through Union Glacier Camp on route to the starting point of Scott's Hut at Cape Evans, but after becoming stranded at the camp and working with the staff there; I decided to make this documentary.
For me, this film seems a bit like an antithesis to many expedition and adventure documentaries. There is no great achievement or record broken, nor any real challenge to overcome. Instead it concerns minor details; the everyday tasks of the staff that were made more special by the environment surrounding them. And in fact, I think that's what attracted me to make this film - the delightful trivialities of an average life, working in Antarctica.