Beyond the Pole is directed by David L. Williams and has a great cast which includes Stephen Mangan, Rhys Thomas, Helen Baxendale (who also serves as the film’s Executive Producer), Mark Benton, Alexander Skarsgård, Rosie Cavaliero and Lars Arentz-Hansen.
The idea for the movie came from a radio series which was cut short by Radio 4. When David Williams heard this, he approached the writers to see if they would be willing to make a film version of the show and make it they did.
I’m delighted to report that Beyond the Pole is a wonderful movie and is one that you could enjoy over and over again. It’s somewhat quirky nature makes it feel a little like Withnail and I, especially in the banter between Brian and Mark when they have arguments with one another. Communicating only by CB radio is also rather amusing as their ‘Mission Control’ back in the UK is set up in a caravan which is manned by their friend, Graham (Mark Benton).
The movie is humorous throughout, and really tugs on the heartstrings in many ways. You feel like you’re on this journey with the two friends simply because of the fly-on-the-wall way in which it’s shot and the Greenland location makes for a beautiful backdrop to this wonderful film.
Beyond the Pole has already made an impact on Film Festivals across the world and I highly recommend you check it out. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
We’ve got Exclusive interviews with Helen Baxendale and Director, David L. Williams on the site, both of which you can see here.
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