Into the ice

Lars Henrik Ostenfeld, Denmark, 2022

84 min.DK/Documentary

Into the Ice is a journey of discovery to the vast masses of ice that will change life throughout our planet, a documentary about science, nature and adventure – about the scientists, who have dedicated their lives to explore the secret of our future that the ice is harbouring.
The director accompanies three of the world’s leading glaciologists on pioneering scientific expeditions to the Greenland ice sheet. The legendary Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, the sensitive, politically engaged Jason Box and the daring, fearless Alun Hubbard. They share the idea that climate research can’t rely solely on satellite measurements and computer models. Scientists must be where the changes are happening to reach conclusive results. They are all trying to answer one of the key questions of our time: How fast is the ice melting?
Basic information Credits
Original title Into the Ice
Danish title Rejsen til isens indre
Keywords Greenland, Ice sheet, Research, Expeditions, Ice, Snow, Climate changes, Climate influences, 2020-2030
Director Lars Henrik Ostenfeld
Screenplay Lars Henrik Ostenfeld
Producer Malene Flindt Pedersen, Stefan Kloos, Signe Skov Thomsen
Director of Photography Lars Henrik Ostenfeld, Frederik Jacobi, Francesco Sauro, Claus Kongsgaard
Editor Marion Tuor
Sound Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen, Patrick Svaneberg Vejen
Composer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Appearance Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, Alun Hubbard, Jason Box
Production country Denmark
International sales Rise and Shine World Sales
Online release 17.06.2022, Filmcentralen
Comment Lars Ostenfeld is a director and skilled photographer, specialized in documentaries on nature.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7
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Production company Hansen & Pedersen Film og Fjernsyn, Kloos & Co Medien
Co-production NDR
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, FilmFyn, Lundbeckfonden, Novo Nordisk fonden, Carlsbergs Mindelegat for Brygger J.C. Jacobsen, Aage V. Jensen Charity Foundation, Dronning Margrethes og Prins Henriks Fond
In collaboration with ARTE, TV2 Danmark, SVT, NRK, YLE


Direction Lars Henrik Ostenfeld
Dramaturgical consultant Anja Dziersk
Dramaturgical consultant Anders Riis-Hansen


Screenplay Lars Henrik Ostenfeld
Script consultant Krister Moltzen


Producer: development Caspar Haarløv
Producer: development Anne Krysiza Sørensen
Producer Malene Flindt Pedersen
Producer Stefan Kloos
Producer Signe Skov Thomsen
Expedition Leader Claus Kongsgaard
Production assistant Xuan Nguyen
Production assistant Line Aas Sørensen
Production assistant Kamma Bay Eriksen


Cinematographer Lars Henrik Ostenfeld
Cinematographer Frederik Jacobi
Cinematographer Francesco Sauro
Cinematographer Claus Kongsgaard


Editor Marion Tuor
B-editor Laura Helbing
Trailer editor Emile Hertling Péronard
Editor: development Anders Villadsen
Editor: development Anna Heide
Editor: development Lars Terkelsen
Editing supervisor Molly Steensgaard
Assistant editor Cecilia Pestana
Assistant editor Peter Bjerggaard
Assistant editor Anton Hempel
Assistant editor Jacob Weiss


Composer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Composer assistant Rasmus Christensen


Sound designer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Sound designer Patrick Svaneberg Vejen
Sound Caspar Haarløv
Sound mixer Thomas Jæger
Sound assistant Rasmus Mølberg Meyer
Sound assistant Maar Falke Dollerup
Sound assistant Becca Reyes
Sound assistant Jason Lee Cameron

Visual effects

Colourist Rune Felix Holm
Online Jakob Schaumburg
Technical assistant Adam Bendixen
Technical assistant Peter Wagner Lassen


Appearance Dorthe Dahl-Jensen
Appearance Alun Hubbard
Appearance Jason Box

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