THE Tasmanian film Arctic Blast will have its premiere at the fifth Canadian Film Festival in Sydney in August. The sci-fi action thriller, directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith, is an Aussie-Canadian co-production starring Canadian Michael Shanks (Stargate SG-1) and Australia’s Indiana Evans, Alexandra Davies and Robert Mammone. The eco-thriller, about a solar eclipse blasting super-chilled air towards the Earth, is Trenchard-Smith’s first Australian film in more than a decade. “I am proud to have made a movie with a climatologist as the hero,” he says. “Shooting in Tasmania with a crew of young enthusiasts and fellow old lags was a blast, an Arctic blast in fact.” Sydney’s Canadian Film Festival runs from August 2 to 8.
Possible Worlds Blog, the go-to site for the Canadian Film Festival, reports that the movie will premiere Wednesday, August 4, at Dendy Opera Quays, 9/2 East Circular Quay, Sydney. The night’s festivities include “a welcome drink at 6:00pm, followed by the screening at 6:30pm. Tickets are $14 and available from Dendy Opera Quays from July 1st (phone 02 9247 3800 or visit www.dendy.com.au).”