Letters of Fire
Dominic West narrates a cinematic odyssey through an Antarctic landscape once traversed by legendary explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton
Director Glen Milner headed south to retrace the icy steps of Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton—which the imperial traveller had first made during his 1914-1917 Trans-Antarctic Expedition. This original journey saw the historic Anglo-Irish pioneer traverse the harsh beauty of a deeply hostile, snow-bound terrain.
“Milner's film brings us face-to-face with a landscape of freezing waves, decaying ships, and rearing ice”
An unforgiving landscape emerges against the voice of British-born West, who reanimates the words of Shackleton—one of the world’s most distinguished explorers. Milner's film brings us face-to-face with a landscape of freezing waves, decaying ships, and rearing ice—an environment that remains unwelcoming to those humans who choose to cross it.
Directed by Glen Milner
Sound design by Sashko Potter Micevski