• TITLE (ORIGINAL): Chasing Ice

    TITLE (English): Chasing Ice
    DIRECTOR: Jeff Orlowski
    YEAR: 2012
    LENGTH: 76 min
    FORMAT / COLOR/BW: Digital / Color
    LANGUAGE: English with Spanish subtitles

    Director: Jeff Orlowski
    Producers: Jeff Orlowski, Jerry Aronson, Paula DuPré Pesmen
    Script: Mark Monroe
    Cinematography: Jeff Orlowski
    Editor: Davis Coombe
    Composer: J. Ralph
    Sound Design: Dustin Cawood

    Photographer James Balog decided to take pictures of the Arctic and its glaciers in 2005 with the idea of evaluating and showing the reality of climate change on the planet Earth.

    Videos of the stunning beauty, taken with time-lapse cameras designed for the purpose of compressing years into seconds and capturing the movement of these ancient ice mountains that are disappearing at an alarming rate. Traveling with a young team of adventurers in helicopter, canoes and with dog sleds over three continents, Balog risks his career and his well-being in search of the biggest story in human history. As the debate over climate change polarizes America and the intensity of natural disasters ramp up around world, Chasing Ice depicts a heroic photojournalist on a mission to gather evidence and deliver hope to our carbon-powered planet.  Audience Prize South by Southwest 2012

    Director's Biography
    Jeff Orlowski is an award-winning director and cinematographer for the Extreme Ice Survey, a project launched by photographer James Balog to study the retreat of the world’s glaciers, using more than 300 hours of footage. His work has filmed and documented these types of studies about ice in various parts of the world such as the Alps, Alaska, Greenland and Bolivia. He currently lives in Colorado.