Films

Into The Arctic Film Trilogy

Experience the spectacular Canadian Arctic through Cory’s passionate and cinematic painting journeys.

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Into the Arctic: An Artist’s Journey to the North

 

The compelling story of oil painter Cory Trepanier’s first leg of his multi-year quest to explore and paint the dramatic wilderness of the Canadian Arctic.

 

Leaving his home in southern Ontario, this 2 and a half month long journey takes Cory and his family over 20,000 kms and into some of the least traveled regions of the country. After reaching the end of the road, they fly to the remote ocean-side community of Paulatuk, and trek on another 72km until reaching breathtaking canyons of the Brock River. With a tent for a home, they battle challenging weather as Cory lays paint on canvas, capturing the incredible arctic landscape.

 

Summer turns to fall on the tundra, caribou and grizzly bears are encountered, and then the artist finds himself in the ancient remote arctic mountains of Ivvavik National Park with a taste of winter in the air.

 

Cory’s artistic and adventurous excursions engage the viewer, allowing us to experience this part of Canada in a moving way and inspiring us to appreciate our planet more.

PRODUCTION CREDITS

PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY: Janet & Cory Trepanier
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Tony Armstrong
WRITER AND NARRATOR: Cory Trepanier
CREW: Cory, Janet , Andie and Sydney Trepanier
EDITING ADN GRAPHICS: Cory Trepanier
VIDEOGRAPHERS: Janet Trepanier, Cory Trepanier, Marten Berkman, Steve Illisiak
MUSIC AND SOUND MIX: George Cattapan
LEGAL COUNCIL: James Minns, Kim Mochizuki, Shibley Righton LLP

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Into the Arctic 2

 

For years, artist Cory Trepanier has explored and painted some of the most wild places in Canada. Few have walked into these landscapes. Even fewer have captured them on canvas.

 

Now, he’s going further. Into a breathtaking Arctic wilderness to experience and paint a land that might never be the same again. Into The Arctic. Three months of filming. A dozen arctic locations, many which have never painted or filmed before. Join Cory as he brings his fresh perspective to the hidden treasures at the top of the world.

 

Experience the majesty of the north through stunning cinematography and the dramatic experiences of a passionate artist.

 

Take a journey of adventure and discovery… deep Into The Arctic.

PRODUCTION CREDITS

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER and DIRECTOR: Cory Trepanier
MUSIC by: George Cattapan
WRITER AND NARRATOR: Cory Trepanier
STORY CONSULTANTS: Craig Colby, Max Attwood, Kate Hemming, Wayne Abbott, David Mortin, Janet Trépanier
EDITING: Cory Trepanier, Max Attwood, Kevin Smith
MOTION GRAPHICS: Darryl Spreen
VIDEOGRAPHERS: Carl Trepanier, Marten Berkman, James Smedley, Max Attwood, Cory Trepanier
SOUND POST: Urban Post Production (John Douglas Smith/Sound Supervisor, Steve Moore/Re-Recording Master)
LEGAL COUNCIL: James Minns, Shibley Righton LLP

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Into the Arctic: Awakening

 

Untamed beauty and the lure of the North have drawn artist Cory Trépanier to paint the Canadian Arctic for over a decade.

 

Preparing for a touring exhibition to premiere in Washington DC, he now heads back on an expedition to complete his vision.

 

But much has changed since he first went North. Shrinking sea ice is opening the door to a world hungry for its resources. Remoteness can no longer protect this land or its people from the coming impacts.

 

For 9 weeks and 25,000 kilometres, Cory immerses himself into the Arctic. Explores with Inuit elders. Paddles the most northerly canoe route in North America. Walks in the footsteps of early explorers John Rae and John Franklin. Voyages through the Northwest Passage. And deeply connects with a changing land, to bring it to the eyes of those who may never see it.

 

With the future of the North at a crossroads, can a simple stick and some bristle paint the Arctic into the hearts and minds of others, so far away?

 

Length: 76 minutes
Completion: 2018

 

Watch his video journals from the expedition here to get a peak into the journey.