Arctic Blast

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Arctic Blast
Arctic Blast poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith
Produced by
  • Gina Black
  • Stefan Wodoslawsky
Written by Jason Bourque
Music by Mario Sévigny
Cinematography Marc Windon
Edited by Robert E. Newton
Screen Tasmania
Distributed by IFM/Filmways
Release date
  • 4 August 2010 (2010-08-04)
Running time
92 minutes
  • Australia
  • Canada
Language English

Arctic Blast is a 2010 Australian-Canadian disaster film. Its world premiere took place at the 2010 Canadian Film Festival in Sydney, at the Dendy Opera Quays cinema, on 4 August.


The plot is centered on a colossal blast of heavily chilled mesosphere air spreading over the Earth after a solar eclipse, combined with the effects of environmental pollution, caused a hole to open in the ozone layer. The catastrophic event threatens to engulf the entire world in ice. As Hobart, Tasmania, is hit by the cold front with temperatures of below −70 °C, causing people to die almost instantaneously, physicist Jack Tait (Michael Shanks) tries to find a solution while protecting his family.



The film was shot in Tasmania. The executive producer is Antony I. Ginnane, whose venture IFM/Filmways was responsible for the film release in Australia and New Zealand.[1] The other executive producers are Tom Berry and Pierre David.


  1. ^ "Arctic Blast to premiere at Canadian fest". Encore. Archived from the original on 5 March 2011. Retrieved 24 December 2010. 

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