Arctic Videos

Professional Arctic Filmography

ShutterBird Production specializes in capturing the essence of the Arctic and allowing viewers from around the world to experience it. Below you will find a series of videos where ShutterBird Production was involved.


ARCTIC is a film starring Mads Mikkelsen as Overgård and directed by Joe Penna. The film premiered at the 2018 Cannes Festival. It follows Overgård as he shifts from waiting for rescue in the Arctic Circle to beginning a journey of several days through the harsh cold. Francisco Mattos of Shutterbird Production provided technical consulting for this film in order to provide greater realism.

Arctic Aurora Chasers

The Northern Lights, extreme temperatures, beautiful sights, dangers, and the true Arctic Experience. This short video gives you an overview on the arctic and the challenges and experiences to expect along the way, in addition to how you can achieve the full experience of the arctic, in Svalbard and beyond. This video features shots that were primarily done in Svalbard, but also some from Northern Norway.

North Pole Marathon

ShutterBird Production was tasked to capture the North Pole Marathon on April 16, 2016. Dubbed as the “world’s coolest marathon”, it lived up to its name with a temperature of -22°C with a wind chill bringing the effective temperature to -35°C. It attracted 47 competitors from around the world, all of whom completed this 42 km marathon. Of them, 9 competitors joined the Grand Slam Club by completing a marathon on each of the 7 continents and the North Pole. Other notable competitors include Michel Ribet, who became the oldest competitor to ever finish the race at 78 years old, as well as Bruno Louges who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and still completed the marathon. We are honored to have been selected to capture such an amazing display of human endurance.

Antarctic Ice Marathon

Due to our expertise in capturing extreme winter conditions, we were tasked to capture the Antarctic Ice Marathon which took place in the vicinity of the Union Glacier camp on the 20th of November 2015. The event had 55 competitors representing 22 nations who all experienced temperatures from -17°C to -20°C. Of the 55 competitors, 47 took part in the full marathon of 42.195 km. Among these competitors was 72-year-old Mikio Kawamoto of Japan, the oldest competitor to complete the Anatarctic Ice Marathon. We are proud to have captured this amazing showcase of human perseverance.

ShutterBird Production in the New York Times

In 2015, ShutterBird Production was featured on a Reuters video published in the New York Times. In the video, we go over what causes the Northern Lights, what we do to prepare ourselves before going out, and what we want to achieve. For more information about us, please take a look at our About Us page.

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