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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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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
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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
 
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120 min
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The 4.5-minute-long opening credit sequence contains 431 edits.See more »
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11 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
A visually stunning micro-budget treat, 20 February 2000
Author: Allen Richrards from B-Independent.com



ICE FROM THE SUN, directed by Eric Stanze, is easily the most visually stimulating movie I have seen in some time. It's just amazing to look at. Stanze paints images that are some of the most fulfilling I've seen and they leave you craving more. What's unbelievable is that he accomplished this on the micro-budget level and may have just raised the levels for all of us.

With this expressionistic tale, style and form play more important roles than content and story. Stanze mixes formats, image textures, and sounds to create some of the most effective horror film atmosphere since Sam Raimi with the original EVIL DEAD.

There isn't so much a plot as a premise which allow events to unfold. A figure known as The Presence, who was once a wizard's apprentice, has become an entity so powerful and bloodthristy that both the angels in Heaven and demons in Hell fear him. He reigns in a dimension found within magical ice scraped taken form the face of the Sun.

A young woman, Alison, is resurrected after taking her life in order to assassinate The Presence. She is instructed that while she journeys to confront The Presence, there will be 6 other mortals brought to this realm. Their roles are to die and Alison is ordered to not interfere. After all, everyone has a reason for thier existence.

The stories of The Six make up the bulk of the film. Each character is dealt scenarios that mirror their personalities. A vain woman who uses looks and sex is literally turned into a dog and put out of her misery. Fortunately Stanze sees to it that the rest of the movie isn't so O'Henry-esque and that the scenes are more of a chance to explore human nature.

I do want to pass along a note of warning, this film is graphic. Either extreme gore or abundant nudity populate almost every scene. While none of the images are designed to arouse, they nevertheless leaves the viewer breathless, amazed, and transfixed.

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