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Help a new film from the Arctic!

August 31, 2011

On the Ice is a feature film set in Barrow, Alaska about two boys straddling the traditional/modern divide as they try to establish their own identity (all the while hiding a dark secret that tests their friendship).

Cara Marcous, one of the producers of On the Ice writes: “[This is] the first feature-length fiction film made in Alaska by an Iñupiaq writer/director with an entirely Inuit cast.  This film was written and directed by Andrew Okpeaha MacLean—an independent artist who is one of the first of many cinematic voices from a part of the world that has been profoundly under- or misrepresented in film.  We want On the Ice to be able to reach a significant national audience, and in doing so, we hope to blaze a trail for many filmmakers who are enthusiastically working towards the same goals.”

To help the project off the ground and into a theater near you, consider donating any amount on their fundraising page:

This is a neat fundraising scheme: for certain amounts donated you get to have some token of the film–a digital download for $15, a DVD for $30, a giclée print for $500. However, if the goal isn’t met then it is possible that we will never get to see this film. It is also incredibly easy, given that the website is linked to both Facebook and Amazon.

Please check out the website for more descriptions of the film, the project, fun photos and quips by the cast and crew and to donate! Only 8 days left!


Check out this article for more information about the project and current fundraising goal in the Anchorage Daily News. The film is inching its way towards distribution.

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