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On the Ice

An act of violence has a powerful impact on the friendship of two young men in this independent drama. Qalli (Josiah Patkotak) and Aivaaq (Frank Qutuq Irelan) are two 17-year-old boys growing up in the Inupiaq community of Barrow, Alaska. While Barrow is at first glance an old-fashioned community cut off from major urban centers and a place where men still hunt seals and walruses to put food on the table, the town shows a few signs of big-city life; the teenagers like to race snowmobiles and listen to hip-hop, and there's also a growing crystal-meth problem. Qalli and Aivaaq have known each other since early childhood and are as close as siblings, but they come from very different households -- Qalli has a tight-knit family and has plans to attend college, while Aivaaq is the son of a single mom and has a pregnant girlfriend to look after. One day, Qalli sees Aivaaq in a fist fight with his friend James (John Miller); both are high on meth, and Aivaaq loses control and accidentally kills James. Rather than report the matter to the police, Aivaaq comes up with a plan to hide the body and let folks believe James has gone missing. Qalli agrees to help out of loyalty, but soon his guilt over the cover up begins to take a heavy toll. On The Ice was the first feature film from writer and director Andrew Okpeaha MacLean.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/10/2012
UPC: 0672487102173
Original Release: 2011
Rating: R
Source: Alchemy / Millennium
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:36:00

Special Features

Feature Commentary with Director Andrew Okpeaha MacLean and Producer Cara Marcous; 6 Deleted Scenes with Director Commentary; ; Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Josiah Patkotak Qalli
Frank Qutuq Irelan Aivaaq
Teddy Kyle Smith Egasak
Adamina Kerr Michelle
Sierra Jade Sampson Uvlu
John Miller James
Rosabelle Kunnanna Rexford Aaka
Allison Warden Sigvaun
Tara Sweeney Dora
Vernon Kanayurak Roscoe
Jay Rapoza Max
Billyjens Hopson Jens
Denae Brower Darlene
Richard Enlow Trace
Tasha Taaqpak Panigeo Charlene
Jerica Aamodt Ellie
Gage Saxton DJ
Johnnie Kunaq Brower Nathaniel
Olemaun Rexford Olemaun
Jack Packer Helicopter Pilot
Thomas Ahtuangaruak Jimmy
Robert Allen Brouilette Trooper Tagak
Katie Roseberry Teen Girl

Technical Credits
Andrew MacLean Director,Casting,Screenwriter
Susanne Adamski Executive Producer
Kit Bland Asst. Director
Lol Crawley Cinematographer
Kate Dean Co-producer
James Demer Sound Mixer
Doug Dey Executive Producer
Bob Edwards Sound/Sound Designer
Cary Joji Fukunaga Executive Producer
Douglas Glickman Associate Producer
Lynette Howell Producer
iZler Score Composer
Chad Keith Production Designer
Kay Lee Art Director
Zhana Londoner Producer
Marco Londoner Producer
Cara Marcous Casting,Producer
Courtney McClain Costumes/Costume Designer
Nick Morton Executive Producer
Crystal Powell Associate Producer
Nick Quested Executive Producer
Rick Rosenthal Executive Producer
Joe Rudge Musical Direction/Supervision
Nat Sanders Editor
Greg Smith Executive Producer
Nicole Wodowski Makeup

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- On the Ice
1. Opening [3:36]
2. Water Tower [4:35]
3. Qalli''s Home [6:23]
4. Outside the Party [4:46]
5. Hunting [10:15]
6. Aftermath [7:04]
7. Search Party Returns [3:27]
8. Police Station [8:58]
9. Uvlu''s House [13:33]
10. Other Side of Town [5:07]
11. Aaka''s Kitchen [8:14]
12. Egasak Cleans His Gun [7:18]
13. Conclusion [8:52]
14. Credits [3:55]

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