USA, 74 minutes, 2012
Directed by Jeff Orlowski, Produced by Paula DuPre Pesmen
Matinee 3: Stories of Snow and Ice: Two Feature Length Documentaries
Saturday February 16th: 3:00pm
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Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by collecting undeniable evidence of our changing planet. With a band of young adventurers in town, Balog began deploying revolutionary time lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the worlds changing glaciers.
Director, Jeff Orlowski
In 2007, Jeff Orlowski got his first taste of the Arctic when as a Stanford student he seized an opportunity to work as a videographer with National Geographic photographer James Balog on the initial expedition of The Extreme Ice Survey (EIS). That winter, the EIS team scouted and filmed glaciers that now appear in the documentary feature film Chasing Ice.
Orlowski, a New York native, has been filming the EIS project around the world, working in some of the most extreme conditions imaginable on locations in Iceland, Greenland, Bolivia, the Alps, Alaska, and Glacier National Park, Montana.
Jeff’s previous work has taken him to the Tour de France for a behind-the-scenes documentary, and he has photographed and filmed a number of people including Robin Williams, Jane Goodall, and Nelson Mandela.
Orlowski’s Geocaching: From the Web to the Woods won Best Short Doc at the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival 2006 in Birmingham, Alabama. In 2008, he won the Best Editing award for his last film The Strange Case at the Action on Film Festival, Pasadena, California.
Orlowski’s imagery has exhibited at The Denver Museum of Nature and Science; The Aspen Institute; The Scripps Institute; The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, 2009; and before the U.S Congress on Capitol Hill.
In 2009, Orlowski founded Exposure, a film production company dedicated to socially relevant filmmaking, with an eye towards issues important to humanity. Clients have included: General Motors/Saturn; Apple Inc.; The Jane Goodall Institute; Stanford University; and The Race Across America.
Jeff lives in Boulder, Colorado.