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Beyond the Pole -- Starring:Starring Stephen Mangan (Green Wing), Rhys Thomas (The Fast Show), Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood), and Helen Baxendale (Friends) 

Awards:Spirit Award nomination (Warsaw International Film Festival) World Cinema nomination & Special Jury Award Winner (Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival), 

Beyond the Pole is the story of the first Carbon Neutral, Vegetarian, Organic expedition to the North Pole. An extraordinarily dangerous expedition made extraordinarily more dangerous by the fact that the explorers attempting this feat are amateurs who have never done anything like this before. 

A kind of comedy adventure disaster road a land without roads.

British indie comedy at its finest.
Beyond the Pole -- Beyond the Pole - The Boys meet the Norski's
starring Stephen Mangan, Rhys Thomas, Lars-Arntz Hansen and Alexander Skarsgard
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Two friends, one planet, no hope!
A quirky, moving and very funny tale of two friends that set out on a heroic trip to the North Pole only to discover that before they can become heroes, they must first become men. | Add synopsis »
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Excellent film, lots of fun, well balanced See more (23 total) »


  (in credits order)

Rhys Thomas ... Brian Tongue

Stephen Mangan ... Mark Bark Jones

Mark Benton ... Graham
Rosie Cavaliero ... Sandra

Alexander Skarsgård ... Terje

Helen Baxendale ... Becky

Lars Arentz-Hansen ... Ketil
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Patrick Baladi ... Robert
Bill Baxendale ... Grandad in supermarket
Kay Burley ... Newsreader

Elizabeth Croft ... Summer
Kevin Donovan ... Photographer
Christian Gill ... Well Wisher 1
Jane How ... Mrs. Bark Jones
James McNeill ... Canadian Reporter
Karl Rhodes ... Journalist / Photographer

Clive Russell ... Steve

Zoe Telford ... Melissa
Kirsty Wark ... Herself

Tony Way ... Landlord
Elisha Willett ... Reporter
Andrew Wilson ... Newsreader
Aaron Wood ... Extra

Terry Perkins ... Journalist (uncredited)

Abigail Tarttelin ... Airline Passenger (uncredited)

Directed by
David L. Williams 
Writing credits
Neil Warhurst  story and screenplay and
David L. Williams 

Produced by
Helen Baxendale .... executive producer
Tricia Cooklin .... line producer
Andrew J. Curtis .... producer
Alice Dawson .... line producer
Vilborg Einarsdottir .... line producer: Greenland
Karl Ludviksson .... line producer: Iceland
Dean O'Toole .... co-producer
David L. Williams .... producer
Original Music by
Guy Michelmore 
Cinematography by
Stuart Biddlecombe 
Film Editing by
Rob Miller 
Casting by
Jennifer Duffy 
Production Design by
Lisa Hall 
Art Direction by
Amy Simons 
Costume Design by
Nikkie Alsford 
Makeup Department
Cate Hall .... makeup designer
Pippa Woods .... makeup artist
Production Management
Tricia Cooklin .... post-production supervisor
Jo Gross .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Bird .... first assistant director: Greenland
Sarah Crisp .... second assistant director: additional photography
Christian Gill .... third assistant director: additional photography
Rory Mason .... third assistant director
Suzy Mottram .... second assistant director
Kenneth Thompson Marchesi .... first assistant director: UK
Art Department
Alex Raine .... props
Sound Department
Roger Dobson .... adr & dialogue editor
George Foulgham .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter Gaudino .... sound recordist
Greg Marshall .... sound designer
Ben Squires .... co-sound designer
Ben Squires .... supervising foley editor
Simon Trundle .... foley mixer
Artur Walaszczyk .... assistant sound designer
Visual Effects by
Lewis Saunders .... compositor
Kristjan Fridriksson .... stunt coordinator
Kristjan Fridriksson .... stunts
Jon Holm Gunnarsson .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Ben Koeller .... first assistant camera
Hans Lucas .... camera operator: Second unit
Adam Whitcomb .... camera operator: second unit
Editorial Department
Andrew Dearnley .... post production supervisor
Ian Lloyd .... assistant editor
Andy Richards .... DI conform editor
Gareth Spensley .... senior colorist
Music Department
Artur Walaszczyk .... music editor
Other crew
Kate Chadderton .... production assistant
Kristjan Fridriksson .... arctic advisor
Kristjan Fridriksson .... location manager: Greenland
Jon Holm Gunnarsson .... safety coordinator
Bill Hayes .... location manager: UK
Mark Johnson .... production coordinator
David Johnstone .... insurance services: Media Insurance Brokers
Angela Mead .... production accountant
Yasmin Rais .... script supervisor
Ulrik Sanimuniaaq .... safety coordinator
Rebecca Sheridan .... script supervisor: second unit
Ludo Smolski .... script editor

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13 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Excellent film, lots of fun, well balanced, 23 February 2010
Author: Stephen Davies from London, UK

The climate-change camp of environmentalists have over the last few decades moved from hippies in trees to suits in boardrooms, from Greenpeace ships to parliament and from chaining themselves to construction site fencing to highly paid city-based consultants. Some would argue a long-oppressed and "inconvenient" movement has now swung right through the centre ground, and like many oppressed but important issues, now gone too far, and there is a need for amending the balance.

Enter "Beyond the Pole". While not losing sight - or in my view trying to criticise or offend the climate debate - this film is an hilarious look at where idealism simply goes too far. In a small screening at the ICA we laughed, cringed and cried on a roller-coaster of emotions from the Chelsea Tractor streets of London to the harsh, barren and cold reality of the Arctic North.

This is essential viewing for all. I left amused, entertained and felt some much needed humour (and humility) had been injected into the climate debate.

Not least as I leave for the North Pole at the end of March. And yes, I did go to Public School. Sorry.

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