QUEEN WITHOUT LAND
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*** WINNER *** | Best Environmental Film | 2018 International Wildlife Film Festival
*** WINNER *** | Audience Award | 2018 Green Screen International Wildlife Film Festival
*** CURRENTLY NOMINATED | Theatrical Award | 2018 Wildscreen Panda Awards
Feature length documentary featuring a strong orchestral foundation with an intimate melodic theme. Elements of analog synth sound design are carefully integrated to achieve a powerful musical impact to support the dramatic story of Frost and the backdrop of Svalbard.
This the true story of the meeting between Frost, a beautiful polar bear mother, and Asgeir Helgestad, a Norwegian wildlife filmmaker. It is a four-year journey in Svalbard. Rising temperatures are responsible for dramatic changes in Frost's ecosystem as the ice is melting at record speed. From complete darkness to the absolute light of the midnight sun, Svalbard transforms from a cold and inhospitable place to the most joyous and lively scene for ice algae, fish, birds and animals. But alongside these seasonal transformations, the disappearing sea ice forces life to new limits. Fjords that were once full of ice and seals, get abandoned pushing Frost further away. Asgeir is determined to find her and document all that is being lost, but his task is far from easy. This film explores the question "this planet is home to all of us, can we afford to ignore it?"
Directed by Asgeir Helgestad
Music by Julian Cisneros