Baffin Island: An Arctic Adventure

“If you don’t like freezing cold weather and fierce blowing winds, then Baffin Island and the Arctic are not for you.” These words by explorer Steve Hall accurately describe the harsh climate awaiting most hikers who come to Baffin Island, even in the summer. After 3 years of planning, Steve takes viewers along with him while backpacking through Akshayuk Pass in Auyuittuq National Park, located in Nunavut, Canada. Spectacular scenery is seen while passing by mountains, lakes, glaciers, rivers, and waterfalls. This includes Mount Thor, which has the greatest vertical drop of any mountain in the world. And Mount Asgard, which has a unique cylindrical shape with a flat top. But seeing these sights in person and hiking in the Arctic presents great challenges to deal with such as enduring the weather, crossing raging rivers, climbing unstable moraines, and dealing with morale-draining wet bogs. As he takes on these challenges, Steve becomes the first person in nearly 2 years to backpack to Mount Thor, while hiking from Overlord West to June Valley.

This award-winning documentary features three original songs co-written by Steve: “Weasel River”, “Baffin Island”, and “Snowy Owl”. Winner of Best Documentary Feature at the New York International Film Awards. Winner of Best Documentary Feature Film at the Five Continents International Film Festival. Winner of Best Indie Filmmaker at the Festigious International Film Festival. Winner of Best Song (Award of Prestige) for "Snowy Owl" at the Vegas Movie Awards. Winner of Honorable Mention: Documentary Feature at the Los Angeles Film Awards. Winner of Honorable Mention at the Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival. Filmed and released in 4K HD.

  • Steve Hall
    Director
  • Steve Hall
    Writer
  • Steve Hall
    Producer
  • Steve Hall
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    Adventure, Drama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 40 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 25, 2021
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • New York International Film Awards
    New York City
    United States
    Best Documentary Feature award winner
  • Vegas Movie Awards
    Las Vegas
    United States
    Best Song (Award of Prestige) award winner for "Snowy Owl"
  • Los Angeles Film Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Honorable Mention: Documentary Feature award winner
  • Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival
    Athens
    Greece
    Honorable Mention award winner
  • Five Continents International Film Festival
    Puerto La Cruz
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    Best Documentary Feature Film award winner
  • Festigious International Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Best Indie Filmmaker award winner
Director Biography - Steve Hall

Steve A. Hall has spent extensive time exploring Death Valley, hiking the South Pacific, and hiking in the Arctic. His debut film "Last Chance Solo: A Death Valley Adventure" won multiple awards at film festivals worldwide.

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Director Statement

Showcasing adventure hikes and taking viewers along for the challenges, failures, and successes encountered along the way.