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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 movie...in 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
Beyond the Pole -- Director/Producer David L Williams Q+A
Beyond the Pole -- Director/Producer David L Williams Q+A
Beyond the Pole -- Beyond the Pole LA Q+A with Director/Producer David L Williams

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Two friends, one planet, no hope!
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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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4 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Funny and so much better than the STOOPID poster!! See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (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
 
Stunts
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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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Funny and so much better than the STOOPID poster!!, 14 June 2010

I had NOT heard a thing about this film and I nearly didn't go in because of the poster but some friends of ours had told us under NO circumstances to miss it because they'd gone in and seen it when some film or other was sold out and were so glad they did! BTW I hated the poster - something to do with reminding me of Dumb and Dumber - but our friends had sworn by it and we went in.

We LOVED it! Really funny,really touching in places, great drama, language that was fruitier than your mother might approve of (if you see where I'm going with this!) and really a wonderful story of two friends who try to do their best and just frankly, get a bit out of their depth! Rhys Thomas (who I had not heard of) and Stephen Mangan (who is a genius) are so good in this I hope they do lots more together because they seemed born to play opposite each other. Quite a double act! And Alexander Skarsgard, who I recognised but couldn't place is apparently a huge star in True Blood (which I haven't seen) but I have to take my hat off to him. He was HILARIOUS. Really, go see this movie. It's not a Hollywood blockbuster but when was the last great comedy that came out of that place?! Really, do yourself a favour, go see this and then tell me how great a night you had!

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