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MIPTV Picks ’09 – Megalab Antarctica

Megalab Antarctica follows the adventures and exploits of several scientists attempting to unravel those secrets by conducting experiments and research under some incredibly harsh conditions. From shots of diving under its crystal clear waters (one scientist likens the experience to diving into vodka) to CG depictions of the research conducted, Megalab shines its light on the men and women who brave what this cruel continent throws their way.
March 19, 2009


While some may think they’ve seen all they need to see of the vast frozen landscapes of Antarctica thanks to such non-fiction fare as March of the Penguins, it’s hard to deny the strange allure of the region’s icy tundra and the secrets and hidden treasures beneath its frozen surface. Megalab Antarctica follows the adventures and exploits of several scientists attempting to unravel those secrets by conducting experiments and research under some incredibly harsh conditions. From shots of diving under its crystal clear waters (one scientist likens the experience to diving into vodka) to CG depictions of the research conducted, Megalab shines its light on the men and women who brave what this cruel continent throws their way.

Partners: Creative Differences for Discovery Channel (US)
Length: 1 x 60 minutes
Aired: January 2009 (Science Channel, US)
Rights available: 2nd window opportunities in US, 1st window all other territories worldwide; all territories for home video

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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