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Ice from the Sun
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Eric Stanze (writer)
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Depravity, Hostiliy, Insanity, and other acts of God.
Plot:
An alternate reality encased in ice, a woman who is turned into a dimension-hopping assassin, and a... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A disturbing, hypnotic and imaginative film! See more (16 total) »

Cast

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D.J. Vivona ... The Presence
Ramona Midgett ... Alison
Angela Zimmerly ... Dana
Todd Tevlin ... Aaron

Jason Christ ... Matt
Tommy Biondo ... Keith

Joseph Palermo ... Buck (as Jo Palermo)
Tracey Hein ... Pam
Jessica Dodson ... The Vision (as Jessica Wyman)
Charles Heuvelman ... Twisted Priest
Alexander Crestwood ... Drug Runner
Tony Bridges ... Pill Pusher
Leslie A. Unterreiner ... Vikki Tonatair
Michael Bradley ... Steven
Jeremy Wallace ... Hunt 'N' Peck
Rob Cope ... Salt Hauler
Jerry Bates ... Grave Digger
Dwight Karl Spurgin II ... Pappa Inbreed
Sandy Garrison ... Woods Walker
Jeff Bergeron ... Eye Boy
Shana Ko ... Female People Pet
Robert 'Rupe' Daniel ... Male People Pet
George Cousins ... News Broadcaster (voice)
Eric Stanze ... Voice of TV Program Host
David Berliner ... Goon #1
Mark Wallace ... Goon #2
Derek Christian Wallace ... Senseless Guard
Mike 'Scrub' Champion ... Saw Boy

William Clifton ... Chess Head
Lisa Morrison ... Gun Girl
Paula Morhaus ... Doll Mamma
Jonny Bitch ... Jar Boy (as Jonny Bitch Esq.)
Mandy Cousins ... Bic Flicker
Larry O'Neal ... Freak Show Tourist
Stephanie Strohman ... Freak Show Excited Lady
John Fletcher ... Freak Show Greaser
Nick Normal ... Freak Show Punk
Michael Bangert ... The Bum
Tom Thompson ... Additional Soul
Theresa Walsh ... Additional Soul
Carrie Riker ... Additional Soul
Katie Ho ... Additional Soul
Mike McKenzie ... Additional Soul
Karen Almany ... Additional Soul
Andy Ko ... Additional Soul
Kevin Diebold ... Additional Soul
Cliff Hooppaw ... Additional Soul
Brandi Nelson ... Additional Soul
Heather Ayres ... Additional Soul
Sarah Stanze ... Additional Soul
Alfred Dodson ... Additional Soul
Gary M. Mueller ... Additional Soul
Brynna O'Neal ... Additional Soul
Ed Niepert ... Additional Soul
Jason Shepherd ... Additional Soul
Tamara Caffery ... Additional Soul
Sherri Hagan ... Additional Soul
Stacey Hill ... Additional Soul
Dean Anderson ... Additional Soul
Robert J. Chalupny ... Additional Soul
Lois Dale Hulme ... Additional Soul
Debbie Linn ... Additional Soul
Andrew J. Smreker ... Additional Soul
Ann Smreker ... Additional Soul
Katelynn Smreker ... Additional Soul
Matthew Taylor ... Additional Soul
Tim Vallee ... Additional Soul
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark W. Kettler ... Little Boy Inbreed
Jennifer Poirrier-Wallace ... Little Girl Inbreed

Directed by
Eric Stanze 
 
Writing credits
Eric Stanze (writer)

Produced by
Jerry Bates .... associate producer
Michael Bradley .... associate producer
Eric Stanze .... executive producer
Jeremy Wallace .... producer
 
Cinematography by
David Berliner 
 
Film Editing by
Eric Stanze 
 
Production Design by
Tommy Biondo 
 
Set Decoration by
Tommy Biondo 
Alison Eigel 
Shana Ko 
Todd Tevlin 
 
Costume Design by
Tommy Biondo 
Tony Bridges 
Mike 'Scrub' Champion 
 
Makeup Department
Jeff Bergeron .... special makeup artist
Tommy Biondo .... special makeup artist
Tony Bridges .... special makeup artist
 
Production Management
Shana Ko .... production manager
Todd Tevlin .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tommy Biondo .... second assistant director
William Clifton .... second assistant director
Alison Eigel .... first assistant director
Jeremy Wallace .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jerry Bates .... boom operator
Jay Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer
Matt Mayer .... sound designer
Eric Stanze .... sound designer
Eric Stanze .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Jack Bates .... special effects assistant
Jeff Bergeron .... special effects
Tommy Biondo .... special effects
Tony Bridges .... special effects
Michelle Grimes .... special effects unit assistant director
Mike R. Sansoucie .... special effects assistant
Sarah Stanze .... key special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
William Clifton .... gaffer: special effects unit
Gary M. Mueller .... grip: special effects unit
Eric Stanze .... special effects unit director of photography
Todd Tevlin .... special effects unit gaffer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jerry Bates .... generator operator
Tommy Biondo .... still photographer
Jason Christ .... key grip
Anthony Graham .... grip
Larry Kemmerling .... still photographer
Gary M. Mueller .... gaffer
Raleigh Ragan .... still photographer
Don Schroeder .... grip
Jason Shepherd .... grip
Todd Tevlin .... still photographer
Theresa Walsh .... grip
T-Bob Whitney .... grip
 
Editorial Department
Matt Bowman .... post-production assistant
Lee Fischer .... post-production assistant
Jason Shepherd .... post-production assistant
Jack Snyder .... post-production assistant
Todd Tevlin .... post-production assistant
 
Music Department
Jay Johnson .... music editor
Matt Mayer .... music score producer
Brian McClelland .... music score
 
Other crew
Jonny Bitch .... location manager (as Jonny Bitch Esq.)
Ron Bonk .... production associate
Mike 'Scrub' Champion .... production assistant
Lori Cox .... production assistant
Rebecca Kennebeck .... production assistant
Jason Leonard .... production assistant
Ed Niepert .... production assistant
Patti Pagliai-Bowzer .... location manager
Jennifer Poirrier-Wallace .... production assistant
Mark Polonia .... production associate
Carol Potter .... location manager
Craig Schubert .... production associate
D.J. Vivona .... location manager
Laura Vivona .... key production assistant
Michael Wallace .... assistant location manager
 
Crew believed to be complete


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120 min
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Shot on 193 rolls (9,650 feet) of Super 8 film.See more »
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Trippin' in the CaddySee more »

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5 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
A disturbing, hypnotic and imaginative film!, 11 February 2000
Author: mizziah74 from st. louis, mo

Eric Stanze, who directed the enjoyable SAVAGE HARVEST, has gone one step further with his newest film, ICE FROM THE SUN - a work of amazing creativity and craftsmanship!

With this film, he combines more traditional horror elements (as seen in his previous works) and expends them into an epic tapestry of dark surrealism and cinematic experimentation. The story focuses on the enigmatic Alison (wonderfully played by Ramona Midgett), a recent suicide victim who becomes the unwilling pawn in a cosmic struggle between the combined efforts of the angels in heaven and the devils in hell and the Presence (played by the equally excellent DJ Vivona), a murderous entity whose in control of his own dimension, a dimension of pain, death and chaos that can only be entered by someone of flesh and blood. Alison is given the task of wandering through this chaotic realm to find the Presence, and exterminate him. Her mission is masked by the arrival of six other humans, who are the latest players of the Presence's sadistic games of murder and mayhem. Who will survive?

Besides its unique story, ICE FROM THE SUN has a lot to offer! Stanze's direction is energetic and solid, and gets rewarding performances from his entire cast, including Todd Tevlin as the drug-pushing Aaron and Angela Zimmerly as the strong and resourceful Dana.

The editing is razor-sharp and wonderfully non-linear! The frame composition and the camerawork are equally stylized! The chaotic atmosphere is further enhanced by the moody lighting by Director of Photography David Berliner, who pushed the Super 8mm format to maximum effect! And to top it all off, Brian McClelland and Matt Meyer have created an amazingly textured soundscape, offering a wide array of dark sound effects and haunting musical compositions!

The special effects are another asset of this production. Tony Bridges (who created the effectively gory effects in SAVAGE HARVEST) teams up with Tommy Biondo and Jeff Bergeron to create numerous splatter set pieces that have to be seen to be believed!

All in all, this is a true work of passion and artistic exploration by everyone involved. Comparisons to films like LOST HIGHWAY, CLEAN,SHAVEN, BEGOTTEN are not out of place. It's films like these that aren't afraid to take chances and to step outside the boundaries of traditional formulaic filmmaking to break new ground! Fans of more mainstream entertainment may not enjoy this film (they'll probably be very annoyed with it), but people who are looking for something bizarre and original will be right at home here!



































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