When a solar eclipse sends a colossal blast of super chilled air towards the earth, it sets off a catastrophic chain of events that threatens to engulf the world in a new Ice Age. Hobart is first in the path of the cold front with temperatures of below −70 °C, causing people to die almost instantaneously.
Meteorologist Jack Tate is witness as the wave of super-cold freezes two friends of his teenage daughter while they are surfing. As the cold wave moves inland and other rifts open around the world, Jack races against time to complete a risky solution.
Set firmly in the disaster film genre, Arctic Blast drew on the skills of the local film industry and features many Tasmanian faces.
M | 1h 32min | Action drama
Release date: 30 May 2010
"Arctic Blast" ©MMX Arctic Productions Pty. Ltd. & Polar Productions Inc. "Arctic Blast" was written by Jason Bourque, produced by Gina Black & Stefan Wodoslawsky, directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith
CAST - Michael Shanks, Alexandra Davies and Indiana Evans
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