Husky in a box
Husky in a box: photo by GT

Produced, directed and narrated by: George Tombs

Associate producer: Marie Frenette

Director of photography: George Tombs

Interviews and on-camera appearances:

Anne-Christine Amundsen Jacobsen

Johan Leon Amundsen

Gloria Corbould

Bernard de Gerlache

Falcon Scott

Alexandra Shackleton

Julian Evans

Paul Terrien

Bob Konana

George Konana

Paul Ikuallaq

Freda Nakoolaq (as her great-grandmother Koleok)

Captain Lise Marchand

Captain Klaas Gaastra

Uranienborg guide Randi Eriksen

Melissa Chierici, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Agneta Fransson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Paul Ikuallaq
Paul Ikuallaq: photo by GT

Chief editor:

Guillaume Falardeau

Guillaume Falardeau
Chief editor Guillaume Falardeau, in Scotland for a shoot: photo by GT


Astrid Schau-Larsen

Ryan Spence

Additional video:

Guillaume Falardeau

Jim Hawkings

Dan Bach Kristensen

Parks Canada

Mike Stewart

Waves in twilight
Waves in twilight: photo by GT

Original artwork:

3D animations: Peter Butler, Burak Beytur and Alexander Belov

Illustrations: Iona Fournier-Tombs

Inuit carvings of Kiviuq and Kudluk commissioned for this film: Damien Iquallaq

Sound design: Alex Charrier

Original music:

Piano music composed and performed by George Tombs

Vocal music composed and performed by Marie Frenette

Associate producer, principal in-studio recording engineer and vocalist Marie Frenette
Marie Frenette, on the Lower St. Lawrence, between Les Escoumins and Trois Pistoles: photo by GT

Inuit throat singers: Janet Aglukkaq and Kathy Keknek

Trumpet: David Carbonneau

Saxophone: Cameron Wallis

Irish whistle: Brad Hurley

Percussion: Gilles Hébert


Aurora borealis recordings: Steve McGreevy

Beluga whale recordings: Groupe de recherche et d’éducation sur les mammifères marins (GREMM), Tadoussac (Quebec)

Humpback whale recordings: Catherine Berchok, Mingan Island Cetacean Study and Pennsylvania State University)

Sound studio: Studio d’enregistrement Marie Frenette, Montreal (Quebec)

Dog mushers:

Sean Fitzgerald, Haines Junction (Yukon Territory)

George Konana, Gjoa Haven (Nunavut)

Phil Pryzmont, Nome (Alaska)

George Konana, leading his dog-team
George Konana, leading his dog-team: photo by GT

Readings from exploration narratives:

The English voice of Roald Amundsen: Ole Gjerstad

The French voice of Adrien de Gerlache: Bruno Piccolo

The voice of Robert Falcon Scott: Andrew Digby

Titles: Jean-Laurent Ratel

My porthole on the Southern Ocean...
My porthole on the Southern Ocean: photo by GT

Special thanks to:

Anne-Christine Amundsen Jacobsen

Johan Leon Amundsen

Charlie Cahill

Canadian Coast Guard

Gloria Corbould

Fram Museum, Oslo (Norway)

Captain Klaas Gaastra of the Dutch three-masted bark Europa

Bernard de Gerlache

Ken Jezek, Byrd Polar Research Center, Ohio State University, Columbus (Ohio)

Laura Kissel, Byrd Polar Research Center, Ohio State University, Columbus (Ohio)

Captain Lise Marchand, commanding officer of the Canadian research icebreaker Amundsen

Deanna Matthew and the family of Charlie Carpendale

Sifton Air, Haines Junction (Yukon)

Uranienborg Roald Amundsens Hjem

The research icebreaker Amundsen, -47ºC
The research icebreaker Amundsen, -47ºC: photo by GT

Archival material and satellite imagery:

Byrd Polar Research Center, Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio)

Canadian Space Agency

European Space Agency, by permission

McGill University Rare Books Department

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The National Library of Norway

Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum (Nome, Alaska)

Museum of History & Industry (Seattle, Washington)

Shot on location in Antarctica, Alaska, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Mexico, Scotland, England, Belgium and Norway

In memoriam: Eleanor Jean Grant Tombs

© Evidentia Films Inc. 2016

The trademark is pending for Evidentia Films™

Crossing the Southern Ocean
Crossing the Southern Ocean: photo by Mike Stewart