Midwest Ice Age!

A Midwest man faces challenges as he realizes his dream of creating an ice carving company that produces spectacular art while helping to bring communities closer together.

  • Douglas J. Corcoran
  • Lorene Mari Yoxtheimer
  • Chris Dvorak
  • Justice Alcantar
    Assistant Editor
  • Marx Corella
    Special Effects
  • Douglas J. Corcoran
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  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 8, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Tulane University
  • One-Reeler Short Film Competition
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    July 29, 2023
    North America Premiere
    Award Winner - Special Mention
  • New York Life-Off Film Festival
    New York
    United Kingdom
    July 31, 2023
    North America Premiere
    Officially Selected
Director Biography - Douglas J. Corcoran

Former Executive Chef turned film student, Douglas J. Corcoran is a 2023 graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans who is currently working on projects that give people a glimpse into the culinary world. His love of the arts is at the forefront of his passion projects, and this is his first documentary!

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Director Statement

My goal in creating Midwest Ice Age! is bring the art of ice carving to the general public. Ice carving is not taught at culinary schools any longer, endangering this beautiful art. My hope is that my film will not only convey some of the challenges of operating an ice carving business but also inspire a younger generation to pick up a chain saw and sculpt ice!