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The Colony -- Forced underground by the next ice age, a struggling outpost of survivors must fight to preserve humanity against a threat even more savage than nature.
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Director:
Writers:
Patrick Tarr (screenplay)
Patrick Tarr (story)
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Release Date:
20 September 2013 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
When the world changes the rules of survival change with it See more »
Plot:
Forced underground by the next ice age, a struggling outpost of survivors must fight to preserve humanity against a threat even more savage than nature. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Kevin Zegers ... Sam

Laurence Fishburne ... Briggs

Bill Paxton ... Mason

Charlotte Sullivan ... Kai

Dru Viergever ... Feral Leader

Atticus Dean Mitchell ... Graydon (as Atticus Mitchell)

John Tench ... Viktor

Lisa Berry ... Nara

Lucius Hoyos ... Rowan

Kimberly-Sue Murray ... Janelle

Michael Mando ... Cooper
Helen Taylor ... Amanda

Romano Orzari ... Reynolds

John Healy ... Dexter
Kristin Shepherd ... Elena

Sten Eirik ... Hal

Julian Richings ... Leland

Alex Paxton-Beesley ... Terrified Woman

Eric Murdoch ... Terrified Man
Mitchell Nye ... Young Sam
Earl Pastko ... Scientist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeff Smith ... Feral (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jeff Renfroe 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jeff Renfroe  screenplay
Svet Rouskov  screenplay
Patrick Tarr  screenplay
Patrick Tarr  story
Pascal Trottier  screenplay
Pascal Trottier  story

Produced by
Paul Barkin .... producer
Colin Brunton .... line producer
Matthew Cervi .... producer
Pierre Even .... producer
Jeannette Garcia .... assistant producer
Pierre Gill .... associate producer
Peter Graham .... executive producer
Cherilyn Hawrysh .... co-producer
Marie-Claude Poulin .... producer
Andrew M. Robinson .... associate producer
Marc Schaberg .... executive producer
Noah Segal .... executive producer
Mark Slone .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jeff Danna 
 
Cinematography by
Pierre Gill 
 
Film Editing by
Aaron Marshall 
 
Casting by
Sharon Bialy 
Sherry Thomas 
 
Production Design by
Aidan Leroux 
 
Art Direction by
Rory Cheyne 
 
Set Decoration by
Joe Susin 
 
Costume Design by
Lea Carlson 
 
Makeup Department
Julia Carter .... assistant makeup artist
Renee Chan .... assistant hair stylist
Anita Guastella .... daily makeup artist
Peggy Kyriakidou .... key hair stylist
Shauna Llewellyn .... key makeup
Louise Mackintosh .... key makeup effects artist
Christina Scott .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Colin Brunton .... production manager
James Mauro .... assistant production manager
Pierre Thériault .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Aric Dupere .... second assistant director
Beau Ferris .... first assistant director: second unit
Nick Lopez .... third assistant director
Andrew M. Robinson .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Antun Bosanac .... storyboard artist
Phil Carvalho .... construction coordinator
Sophia Chirovsky .... on-set dresser
JohnKelly Cuthbertson .... carpenter
Matthew Ellis .... daily set dresser
Christopher Galea .... leadman
Trevor Goring .... storyboard artist
Jessamyn Horsman .... set dresser
Deirdre Hughes .... graphic designer
Andrew Kawczynski .... buyer
Ryan McCondach .... storyboard artist
Norm Ouzounis .... set dresser
Jessica Poyton .... set dresser
Joel Richardson .... art department assistant
Jeremy Simser .... storyboard artist
Davin Snip .... property master
Mark Taylor .... head carpenter
Tyler Unrau .... props
Harley Velasquez .... set dresser
Peter Waffle .... leadman
 
Sound Department
Pierre-Jules Audet .... supervising sound editor
Bertrand Duranleau .... foley assistant
Natalie Fleurant .... adr supervisor
Sebastien Gervais .... adr assistant
Sebastien Gervais .... assistant sound editor
Louis Gignac .... sound re-recording mixer
Simon Girard .... assistant sound editor
Constance Hilton .... sound assistant
Jean-François Sauvé .... sound designer
Rob Sinko .... adr mixer
Jean-Philippe St-Laurent .... sound editor
Dallas Varcoe .... set production assistant
 
Special Effects by
Ben Borean .... special effects technician
Derek Bujalski .... special effects technician
Michael W. Hamilton .... first assistant special effects (as Mike Hamilton)
Raymond Mackintosh .... special effects makeup
Rosalie Mackintosh .... special effects makeup
Melissa K. Nicoll .... props builder
Melissa K. Nicoll .... special effects shop key
 
Visual Effects by
Mathieu Archambault .... digital compositor
Dave Axford .... on-set visual effects supervisor
Daniel Belair .... cg artist
Martin Belleau .... cg artist
Francis Bernard .... tracking / layout artist
Daniel Boivin .... digital compositor
Frederic Breault .... cg supervisor
Julie Cardinal .... visual effects producer
Sébastien Chartier .... lead fx
Matthieu Chatelier .... senior digital compositor
Richard Clement-Tam .... effects artist
Samantha Combaluzier .... matte painter
Emmanuelle Couture .... cg artist
Nathalie Cyr .... visual effects coordinator
Etienne Daigle .... lead compositing artist
Eric Desaulniers .... tracking / layout artist
Maxime Ducharme .... tracking / layout artist
Maxime Ferland .... stereo compositor: Vision Globale
Nicolas Fidala .... digital matte painter
Yanik Frechette .... motion design artist
Lisa Funkel .... digital compositor
Jean-Baptiste Godin .... digital compositor
Olivier Goulet .... visual effects supervisor
Jessica Kardos .... visual effects coordinator
Benoit Ladouceur .... matte painting supervisor
Catherine Langevin .... matte painter
Mathieu Lapierre .... cg artist
Olivier Lavenant .... digital compositor
Jeremie Lodomez .... lead compositing artist
Viviane Lévesque Bouchard .... digital compositor
Gabriel Martin .... fx artist
Christian Menard .... cg artist
Carlos Monzon .... lead compositing artist
Marc Morissette .... compositing supervisor
Christian Paradis .... lighting td
Robert Pellerin .... cg artist
Jonathan Piche-Delorme .... lead compositing artist
Richard Poissant .... fx artist
Charles Richer .... digital compositor
Jean-Pierre Riverin .... cg supervisor
Pierre Rousseau .... fx artist
Marc-Olivier Simoneau .... stereoscopic compositor: Vision Globale
David Thibodeau .... cg artist
Sylvain Thibodeau .... data management vfx
Duy Tran .... lead assets
Emily Vaillancourt .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Nick Alachiotis .... stunt double
Neil Davison .... stunt double: Michael Mando
Neil Davison .... stunts
Jason Gosbee .... stunt performer
Brent Jones .... stunt performer
John MacDonald .... stunt performer
Josh Madryga .... stunts
Christopher McGuire .... stunts
Simon Northwood .... stunt double
Simon Northwood .... stunts
Vincent Rother .... stunt performer
Geoff Scovell .... stunt performer
Alicia Turner .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Terry Banting .... gaffer
Conor Cameron .... electrician
Antony Ellis .... b camera operator
Cinar Eryasar .... electrician
Candide Franklyn .... camera operator: "a" camera
Candide Franklyn .... steadicam operator
Johnathan Holmes .... second assistant camera
Kevin Michael LeBlanc .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Chris Livingstone .... dolly grip
Rob MacDonald .... electrician
Kelly Richardson .... electrician
Dave Sansford .... generator operator
Melanie St-Cyr .... electrician
James Torgerson .... camera trainee
 
Casting Department
Kate Adams .... casting associate
John Buchan .... casting: Canada
Gohar Gazazyan .... casting associate
Jason Knight .... casting: Canada
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sarah Armstrong .... assistant costume designer
Bonnie Brown .... additional costumer
Jessie Gibbs .... wardrobe assistant
Zenith Lillie-Eakett .... wardrobe assistant
Joanna Syrokomla .... costume buyer
Robert Welsh .... breakdown and aging
 
Editorial Department
Drake Conrad .... dmt
Mary Juric .... assistant editor
Maxime Lahaie-Denis .... assistant editor
Marc Lussier .... digital intermediate colorist
 
Music Department
The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra .... orchestra
John Fee .... composer: additional music
James Fitzpatrick .... contractor
Jan Holzner .... orchestra recording engineer
Phil Hope .... executive music producer
Adam Klemens .... conductor
Mark Lo .... executive music producer
Dan Parr .... orchestrator
John Whynot .... score mixer
 
Transportation Department
Rosie Fex .... driver
Al MacNeil .... driver
Michael Maher .... driver
Glen McGugan .... head driver
Alan Moy .... transportation coordinator
Chris Radley Walters .... transportation captain
Jim Troy .... driver: honeywagon
Grant Wilkins .... transportation coordinator
Gerald Wood .... driver
 
Other crew
Salma Ayache .... dialogue transcription
Lorne Calhoun .... assistant to the director
Shaun Cengiz .... assistant location manager
Doran Chandler .... legal services: cast
Jessica Cheung .... business affairs associate
Paul Chodirker .... legal services
Michael Cudmore .... production assistant
Ken Dhaliwal .... production legal
Andrea Eisen .... on-set teacher
Michael Giampa .... story consultant
Lauren Grant .... business affairs associate
Cherilyn Hawrysh .... business affairs
Sara Holmes .... post production accountant
Daniel Horvat .... production accountant
Joshua Jinchereau .... dailies technician
Shawn Julian .... assistant to location manager
Lindsay King .... production assistant
Michele Kokkinakis .... trainee assistant accountant
Brad Dirk Martin .... key set production assistant
Eleanor Mendes .... production coordinator
Andrew G. Munro .... payroll accountant
Jerome Persaud .... production assistant
Lisa Shamata .... unit publicist
Philip Spurvey .... location manager
Charles Taylor .... armourer
Tara Woodbury .... story editor
 
Thanks
David Ray .... the producers wish to thank
Ben Silverman .... the producers wish to thank
 

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95 min
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Trivia:
The first movie to be shot at the decommissioned NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) base in North Bay, Ontario, Canada.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Towards the beginning when they cross the bridge there is almost no snow on the bridge. The bridge should be completely frozen and covered in snow, not the clearest and least frozen place they hike through.See more »
Quotes:
Sam:This isn't right!
Mason:This is survival!
[shoots Hal]
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Soundtrack:
Gear DownSee more »

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71 out of 124 people found the following review useful.
Awful, 21 July 2013
Author: Alex Vojacek from San Luis, Argentina

I don't know what the makers were thinking, why will you cast Lawrence Fishburn if you're not going to use it in any meaningful way?.

The movie portraits humanity after the ice age has begun. The Colony only explains partially what happened to the planet and why we as humans destroyed it burning all the fossil fuel which contributed to a new ice age, all humanity is lost and the only remains are some "colonies" beneath the earth.

The starting point is quite good, the first minutes of the movie too. Although it is clichéd, it is standard sci-fi, it develop it's characters sufficiently enough but then.. it speeds up its downward spiral once the "enemies" appear on the scene.

The movie has an incredible change of pace once the enemies arrives with poorly execution on the director's side and just god awful fight scenes... Hardcore music and slaughter, i'm in the 80's again?, is this a joke?, I could accept that kind of embarrassment on a B low movie, I just can't accept it in a movie with Lawrence Fishburn that began as well as this one.

It's like the director throw away the script and said "just put the rock music and kill everyone, because that's cool!"... He appears to just shoot himself in the foot with the directing the movie takes.

It goes without saying that this was actually an incredible missed opportunity to tell a interesting story of the survivors of humanity... and a potential hope for the story.

The conclusion to this mess is, kill your opponents swiftly and survive.

I wanna kill myself for wasting all this time. How can they ruin their own potentially good story is beyond me. It seems Hollywood is full of stupid people that takes stupid decisions in the making of movies these days.

Avoid it, if you want to see killing, see it with some meaning added to it. If you want action and scares, go watch Dawn of the Dead, is 1000 times better than this horrendous mess.

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