Ice Ball

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Shorts: Documentaries
Digital Screening Room Fri, May 14, 2021 12:00 AM - Thu, May 27, 2021 11:59 PM

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Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00 (+ $2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Festival Programs:Shorts
Minnesota Made
Minnesota Made
Release Year:2020
Runtime:14 min
Festivals & Awards:Portland Film Festival 2020 - Best Documentary Short
South Australian Screen Awards 2020 - Winner Best Editor
Australian Editors Guild “Ellie Awards” 2020 - Winner Open Category
Director:Nathaniel Schmidt
Producer:Simon Williams
Tanya Silver
Brendon Skinner
Cinematographer:Kyle Moe
Eric Schleicher
Editor:David Scarborough
Composer:Nick Mihalevich


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Director Biography

Nathaniel SchmidtNathaniel Schmidt is an emerging Australian/American filmmaker currently based in Adelaide, South Australia. With a B.A. in Media Arts from the University of South Australia, he moved to the USA when we was 22 and worked as a freelance filmmaker and editor across various commercial, documentary and TV projects.

He spent six years in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he filmed a series of stories revolving around midwestern life in a six month winter climate. This led to working with renowned Polar Explorer, Will Steger and the release of his first short documentary Ice Ball.

In 2017 he returned to Australia to work on his first feature length documentary, The Last Daughter.

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