The nominations for the 2013 Academy Awards have just been announced - and Chasing Ice made the line up with a nomination for Best Original Song for "Before My Time", written and produced by J. Ralph. This is the first Academy Award nomination for J. Ralph, and Chasing Ice is the only documentary to be nominated in this category. Be sure to check out this great song, performed by Scarlett Johansson and Joshua Bell. For news of the full list of nominations, have a look at the Oscar website.
Its Scarlett vs Adele in a clash of titanic proportions as the Grammy-winning Adele will face stiff competition from Hollywood darling Scarlett Johansson whose "Before My Time" for Chasing Ice may end her winning streak. Here at Dogwoof we'll be sending Scarlett, J. Ralph and director Jeff Orlowski our good vibes and toasting them on the night. Other contenders in the category include "Everybody Needs a Friend" from Ted; "Pi's Lullaby" from Life of Pi; and "Suddenly" from Les Miserables sung by Hugh Jackman.
Chasing Ice follows acclaimed photographer James Balog who was once a skeptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. In Chasing Ice, Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate.
Traveling with a team of young adventurers across the brutal Arctic, Balog risks his career and his well-being in pursuit of the biggest story facing humanity. As the debate polarizes America, and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Chasing Ice depicts a heroic photojournalist on a mission to deliver fragile hope to our carbon-powered planet.
The film is currently in cinemas, so don't miss your chance to see this Oscar-nominated title on the big screen!
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