PARK CITY, UTAH, Nov. 30, 2011—The Sundance Film Festival announced today that the Boulder-based film, Chasing Ice, has been selected for its 2012 slate. The film will have its world premiere in Park City, Utah on Monday, January 23, 2012.
The documentary feature, directed by Jeff Orlowski, reveals the work of photographer James Balog and his Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) project. Balog, once a skeptic about climate change, discovers through EIS undeniable evidence of a warming world. Chasing Ice features hauntingly beautiful, multi-year time-lapse videos of vanishing glaciers, while delivering fragile hope to our carbon-powered planet.
The filmmaker formed a team of world class talent to help guide Chasing Ice, including Paula DuPré Pesmen, producer of the 2010 Academy Award®-winning The Cove, and Oscar nominee and producer Jerry Aronson (The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg). The crew also includes writer Mark Monroe (The Cove, The Tillman Story), editor Davis Coombe (The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner), and music by J. Ralph (The Cove, Man on Wire). Sound design and mixing of the film will take place at George Lucas’s Skywalker Sound.
“I’m honored to be the subject of Jeff’s first feature film, and thrilled that our years of hard work on EIS are documented in Chasing Ice,” Balog said. “Our time-lapses can now reach a world stage through Sundance, where viewers can see for themselves the reality of our rapidly changing planet.”
For more information visit: www.ChasingIce.com.
ICE: Portraits of the World’s Vanishing Glaciers (288 pages),celebrating the stupendous forms, colors and textures in arctic and alpine landscapes, will be released in the fall of 2012 in collaboration with Rizzoli, the world-renowned publisher of art books. Terry Tempest Williams, one of America’s most distinguished environmental writers and thinkers, will contribute the foreword.