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Award winning photographer, filmmaker and environmental advocate, Sebastian Copeland has made the fight for the protection of the environment his life's work.

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Step Onto the Ice   & Into the Cold

Rarely ever captured on film, watch what it takes to reach the North Pole on foot--in High Definition

Travel to the top of the world and witness the splendor of this harsh and endangered landscape.

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Into the Cold retraces two men’s dramatic expedition to the North Pole – one of the toughest and most magnificent environments in the world – and also one that is rapidly vanishing.

In two months, 400+ miles, and -50F temperatures, the film reveals a deeply personal journey by foot to the top of the world as never before seen on camera. At current rates of climate change, this centennial commemorative expedition in 2009 will not be possible in another 100 years.

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"Pay attention, this is an important film! "

- Ridley Scott

Into the Cold retraces two men's dramatic expedition to the North
Pole – one of the toughest and most magnificent environments in the world – and also one that is rapidly vanishing. In two months, 400+ miles, and -50F temperatures, the film reveals a deeply personal journey by foot to the top of the world as never before seen on camera.

The film follows noted environmental advocate, photographer and polar traveler Sebastian Copeland through his training in Minnesota and Los Angeles before embarking on the two months trip on the frozen ice cap with his partner Keith Heger.

The stark reality sets in when the green, urban landscapes fade away to a bone-chilling backdrop where the two men are suddenly alone for millions of square miles of ice. Left to find inner peace in the face of physical struggle, the men become navigators of their own souls, observing humankind's direct relationship with the deterioration of their breathtaking and remote surroundings.

The mission was carried out to commemorate the centennial of Admiral Peary's reach in 1909. One hundred years from now, there will be no bicentennial expedition on foot to the North Pole, for the ice there will have long since gone.

Into the Cold transports us inside the mind of the explorer and celebrates humankind's communion with Nature, underlying one poignant message: if the Great North goes, so goes humanity.

Join Sebastian and Keith on one of the most physically and mentally challenging journeys known to man:

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As an award-winning photographer, explorer, author, and environmental activist, Sebastian Copeland has made the fight for the protection of the environment his life's work.

In addition to his successful North Pole expedition (documented in the award-winning film Into the Cold: A Journey of the Soul, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival 2010) Sebastian has broken world records kite-skiing across Greenland, advocates tireless as a board member for Global Green USA, and is getting ready to embark on another record-setting expedition in November 2011: a 3,700 kilometer transcontinental crossing of the Antarctica ice sheet over an anticipated eighty five days.

A renowned photographer, Sebastian's fine quality prints have appeared at the United Nations (Solo Show, 2007), the Council on Foreign Relations, Peabody Essex Museum and the Field Museum in Chicago, and several of his works are now part of the permanent archive of The Natural World Museum in San Francisco. Sebastian is a winner of the prestigious International Photography Awards' 2007 Professional Photographer of the Year for his first book, "Antarctica: The Global Warning."

As an international speaker on climate crisis, Sebastian has addressed audiences at the United Nations, the World Affairs Council, the General Assembly on Climate in New Orleans, the George Eastman House, Google Headquarters and to Apple's Senior Design Team. He has appeared on Larry King Live, ABC, NPR, Air America, and Al Gore's Current TV, as a champion of environmental causes.

In 2008, Sebastian was named German GQ's Man of the Year for environmental leadership and in 2009 he received Global Green's prestigious Founder Award. Sebastian currently lives in Los Angeles and drives a hybrid.

To learn more about Sebastian visit: www.sebastiancopeland.com You can also keep up with him on facebook: Sebastian's fan page

Simple actions and small contributions have a big impact on global climate change. Here's how you can help protect our disappearing Polar Regions:


Visit www.sednafoundation.com and contribute to Sebastian Copeland's Foundation, dedicated to fighting global climate change and its damaging effects on our planet's fragile Polar Regions.


Make use of technology that produces less waste and promotes a cleaner world by being an early adopter. These include:

  • Hybrid or Electric Vehicles
  • Paperless Invitations and Greeting Cards
  • Digital Notepads and Tablets

Become a conscious consumer by making educated purchases that minimize waste created from industrial processes.

  • Sack fruits and vegetables with reusable bags
  • Say no to factory farmed meats and processed foods
  • Avoid purchasing goods with excessive packaging

Exercise your voice by supporting local, regional and national policy targeting sustainable, clean practices such as:

  • New and Upgraded Public Transit Systems
  • Higher MPG Requirements on New Vehicles
  • Bans on Arctic Drilling

Help Sebastian spread the urgency of global warming using powerful imagery and thrilling adventure by
purchasing Into the Cold for your friends and family, too!

School, Campus or Community Screenings

If you are interested in hosting a public screening of Into the Cold, you must obtain a Public-Use DVD. It's easy, just submit your request via email including venue size, location, organization name and type, and desired screening date.

Filmmaker Q&As and Speaking Engagements

To book the filmmaker for speaking engagements, meet and greets, and receptions in conjunction with screenings of the film, please submit your request via email including date, location and name of your organization.

Please submit all screening inquires to assistant@sebastiancopeland.com Thank you!

For Booking, Screenings & Media Inquiries: assistant@sebastiancopeland.com For Speaking, Sponsors, and all Non-Film Inquiries: assistant@sebastiancopeland.com Follow the Film on Facebook: Into the Cold Fan Page Learn More About the Filmmaker: www.sebastiancopeland.com

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Sebastian Copeland captures the dramatic beauty of Antarctica's ice-scapes in his award-winning book. Foreword by Mikhail Gorbachev. Introduction by Leonardo Di Caprio

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Photographer of the Year - Book Category
International Photography Awards

“Extraordinary, a brilliant book‚ a brilliant photographer."

Larry King

"Gripping documentary filmmaking"- NBC


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"Into The Cold is a gripping and intimate look at what it takes to reach the top of the world. It is a mix of high adventure, low temperatures and a poignant warning: given the effects of climate change, future arctic adventurers may not have a North Pole to explore."

- Arianna Huffington, Cofounder & Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post

"One of the five must-see films of the (Tribeca) Film Festival"

- The Hollywood Reporter

"Into the Cold takes you deep into the stark reality of an expedition to this vanishing place in a way rarely seen on film. Pay attention, this is an important film!"

- Ridley Scott, Film Director, Blade Runner, Gladiator.

"Gripping documentary filmmaking, a treacherous and amazing feat that must be seen to be appreciated."

- Tim McGonagle, NBC

"Into The Cold is as much a poem as it is a film. With unremitting visual strength, Copeland transports you with him to the farthest and coldest place on Earth, while it is still there. Don't miss it!"

- Matt Petersen, President & CEO, Global Green USA