The Last Winter ()

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The American oil company North Corporation is building an ice road to explore the remote Northern Arctic National Wildlife Refuge seeking oil. The independent environmentalists together with... See more »


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Ed Pollack
James Hoffman (as James LeGros)
Abby Sellers
Maxwell McKinder
Elliot Jenkins
Pato Hoffmann ...
Lee Means
Dawn Russell
Charles Foster
Oscar Miller ...
Simon Marshowitz
Hálfdán Theodórsson ...
Frozen Trucker
Young Hoffman
Halfdan Pedersen ...
Doctor Pedersen (as Hálfdan Lárus Pedersen)

Directed by

Larry Fessenden

Written by

Larry Fessenden ... ()
Robert Leaver ... ()

Produced by

Larry Fessenden ... producer
Kristen Kusama ... co-producer
Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte ... producer (as Jeffrey Levy-Hinte)
Jeanne Levy-Hinte ... executive producer
Skuli Fr. Malmquist ... co-executive producer
Sigurjon Sighvatsson ... executive producer
Thor Sigurjonsson ... co-executive producer

Music by

Mark Ambrosino
Jeff Grace

Cinematography by

G. Magni Ágústsson ... (as G. Magni Agustsson)

Film Editing by

Larry Fessenden

Editorial Department

Steve Calalang ... dailies colorist
Don Ciana ... lab timer
Chris Gennarelli ... dailies colorist
John Moros ... post-production consultant
Jesse Morrow ... on-line editor
Jennifer Ruff ... assistant editor
Tim Stipan ... digital intermediate colorist
Shelly Westerman ... additional editor
Michael P. Whipple ... digital intermediate engineer
Christian Zak ... digital intermediate producer

Casting By

Laura Rosenthal

Production Design by

Halfdan Pedersen

Art Direction by

Gunnar Pálsson

Set Decoration by

Saethor Helgasson

Costume Design by

Helga I. Stefánsdóttir

Makeup Department

Ásta Hafthórsdóttir ... hair stylist / key makeup artist / makeup artist / makeup department head / makeup designer
Stefan Jorgen ... burn makeup effects
Esteban Mendoza ... additional special effects makeup

Production Management

Kristen Kusama ... post-production supervisor
Skuli Fr. Malmquist ... production manager
Thor Sigurjonsson ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Gagga Jonsdottir ... first assistant director
Sindri Páll Kjartansson ... third assistant director
Glenn McQuaid ... second unit director
Kristie Sills ... second assistant director
Hálfdán Theodórsson ... first assistant director

Art Department

Sveinn Viðar Hjartarson ... property master (as Sveinn Vidar Hjartarson)
Thorfinnur Karlsson ... carpenter
Daniel Newton ... set dresser
Fridjon Olafsson ... head carpenter
Emil Petursson ... head carpenter
Brahm Revel ... creature designer / storyboards

Sound Department

Mark Ambrosino ... recording/mixing engineer
Claire Bell ... foley engineer (as Brian Scibinico)
Leslie Bloome ... foley artist (as Leslie Bloom)
Tom Efinger ... re-recording mixer / sound supervisor
Pétur Einarsson ... sound mixer
David Ellinwood ... dialog editor
Eric Gitelson ... assistant sound editor
Arni Gustafsson ... boom operator
Paul Hsu ... additional sound designer
John Moros ... adr engineer
James Nichols ... consultant: Dolby
Graham Reznick ... foley editor
Abigail Savage ... sound designer
Nicholas Schenck ... assistant sound editor (as Nicholas J. Schenck)

Special Effects by

Stefan Jorgen ... special effects makeup
Haukur Karlsson ... special effects technician
Eggert Ketilsson ... special effects supervisor
Bardur Oli Kristjansson ... special effects engineer
Johannes Sverrisson ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

Peter Amante ... on-set visual effects supervisor / visual effects artist
Glenn McQuaid ... visual effects supervisor
Zane Waldman ... visual effects artist
Everette Webber ... digital intermediate editor
Michael Wharton ... cg animator


Valdimar Jóhannsson ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

Jacob Barrie ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Mark Brinster ... director of photography: Alaska
Arnar Einarsson ... best boy grip
Árni Filippusson ... clapper loader
Cameron Forbes ... grip: Alaska
Godi Már Gudbjörnsson ... focus puller
Omar Jabali ... first assistant camera: second unit
Valdimar Jonsson ... grip / lighting technician
Jón Kjartansson ... best boy electric
Carl Mullin ... grip
Fridrik Orn ... still photographer
Tom Pillifant ... assistant camera: Alaska
Jay Silver ... director of photography: New York City
Ingvar Stefánsson ... gaffer
Ben Stephens ... second assistant camera: Alaska
Sigurgeir Thordarsson ... key grip
Tómas Örn Tómasson ... camera operator

Casting Department

Rori Bergman ... casting assistant
Ali Farrell ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Bergthóra Magnúsdóttir ... costume assistant

Music Department

Mark Ambrosino ... drums/percussion / music producer / recording & mixing engineer
Mikael Carlsson ... executive soundtrack producer
Matt Havron ... music coordinator
Tracy McKnight ... music consultant
Anton Sanko ... composer: ambient music
Joel Aaron Thompson ... assistant to composer (as Joel Thompson)

Transportation Department

Jon Hinrik Gardarsson ... transportation captain

Other crew

Anthony Bloom ... bird trainer
Rob Coleman ... post production accountant
Carol A. Compton ... script clearance
Dan Elkins ... coordinator: Alaska
Aditya Ezhuthachan ... assistant to executive producer
Eldon Fischer ... arctic camp: Alaska
Paul Fischer ... snow machine wrangler: Alaska
Ármann Gudmundsson ... production accountant
Gunnar Heimisson ... production assistant
Hlín Jóhannesdóttir ... production coordinator
Roger Kass ... legal services
Thorsteinn Magnusson ... production assistant
Peter Matsoukas ... electronic press kit
James Felix McKenney ... producer: Glass Eye Pix
Glenn McQuaid ... title designer
Yngvi Ragnar ... local assistant: Myvatn
Irwin M. Rappaport ... production attorney
Robert L. Seigel ... legal services
Daniel Silverman ... film recorder
David Sousa ... bird trainer
Helena Stefansdottir ... production coordinator: Myvatn
Systa Steingrimsdottir ... on-set caterer
Sverrir Thoroddsson ... pilot
Davíd Óskar Ólafsson ... assistant production coordinator
Melkorka Óskarsdóttir ... office production assistant
Harpa Elísa Þórsdóttir ... script supervisor


Guillermo del Toro ... thanks
Ti West ... thanks
Neil Young ... thanks

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Plot Summary

The American oil company North Corporation is building an ice road to explore the remote Northern Arctic National Wildlife Refuge seeking oil. The independent environmentalists together with the base leader, Ed Pollack, reach an agreement with the government, approving procedures and reports of the operation. When a team member is found dead naked on the snow, the environmentalist James Hoffman suspects that gases may have been accidentally released from the drill site provoking hallucinations and insanity in the group. After a second fatal incident, he convinces Ed to travel with the team to a hospital for examination, however, people continue to die. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines What if mankind only had one season left on Earth? See more »
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Also Known As
  • Síðasti veturinn (Iceland)
  • Oi epizontes (Greece)
  • Ultima iarna (Romania)
  • Poslednja zima (Serbia)
  • Ostatnia zima (Poland)
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  • 101 min
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Box Office

Budget $5,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $8,090, 23 Sep 2007

Did You Know?

Trivia Artist Brahm Revel illustrated a comic book adaptation of this film. See more »
Goofs In scene where Maxwell visits KIK Test well, his gloves are on and off during the scenes. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Making of 'The Last Winter' (2007). See more »
Soundtracks My Baby Just Cares For Me See more »
Quotes James Hoffman: [from his journal] Empathy with the land. This we learn in childhood. The land has changed. The biosphere turned; has become unfamiliar and erratic. I would say eventual, but nature is indifferent to us. We fight for our survival, not nature's. There's a fierceness in the world that we never felt before. Something is being unleashed in the softening permafrost. Why do we despise the world that gave us life? Why wouldn't the world survive us, like any organism survives a virus. The world that we grew up in is changed forever. There is no way home. Is there something beyond science that is happening out here? What if the very thing we were here to pull out of the ground were to rise willingly - confront us. What would that look like? What if this is the last winter, before the collapse? And hope dies.
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