On the Ice

Andrew Okpeaha MacLean

USA, Drama, 2011
96 min, 35mm, Color
English, Iñupiaq with English subtitles


Co-sponsored by Austin Film Festival

Two teenage boys who have grown up like brothers go about their lives in the comfortable claustrophobia of an isolated Alaskan town. Early one morning, on a seal hunt with another teenager, an argument between the three boys quickly escalates into a tragic accident. Bonded by their dark secret, the two best friends are forced to create one fabrication after another in order to survive. They stumble through guilt fueled days, avoiding the suspicions of their community as they weave a web of deceit. With their future in the balance, the two boys are forced to explore the limits of friendship and honor.


Regional Premiere


Andrew_Okpeaha_MacLean_webA graduate of New York University, Andrew Okpeaha MacLean is an Iñupiaq filmmaker born and raised in Alaska. Director of various award-winning shorts including Sikumi, and Kinnaq Nigaqtuqtuaq (The Snaring Madman), On the Ice is his first feature.

Producer: Cara Marcous, Lynette Howell, Marco Londoner, Zhana Londoner
Production Companies: Silverwood Films, Whitewater Films, Goldcrest Films, Treehead Films
Screenwriter: Andrew Okpeaha MacLean
Cinematographer: Lol Crawley
Editor: Nat Sanders
Sound Design: Bob Edwards
Music: iZLER
Cast: Josiah Patkotak, Frank Qutuq Irelan, Teddy Kyle Smith, Adamina Kerr, Sierra Jade Sampson, Rosabelle Kunnanna Rexford, John Miller
Print Source: Cara Marcous - Treehead Films, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


On the Ice


Alamo South Lamar - Sat. April 23 9:45 PM
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