The cinematographer Michael Simmonds was an enormous gift to this project. The Herculean task of shooting a feature film with a hand-held camera is a craft unto itself. Along with real strength and endurance, it requires a cinematographer with a visceral understanding and a philosophy of what it means to “be” the camera.
Day 16 :: We encounter the Antarctic Convergence where the cold water flowing northward from Antarctica meets the warmer waters of the Southern Ocean. The convergence represents what is perhaps the most significant biological barrier and abrupt transition of climate on earth. Quite suddenly the emergence of fog, and shifting temperatures, icebergs and sea life usher us through to the Antarctic circle.