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Solid Water Liquid Rock

Television (Full Length) – 1993

This 1993 documentary surveys the world’s southernmost volcano, Mount Erebus. Cameras travel to never before filmed depths, 400 metres below the sea ice. They also go 3500 metres above sea level into the erupting crater. The film charts what is able to survive in the otherworldly environment, from seals to moss. Solid Water was the third part of an acclaimed Wild South trilogy on Antarctica, which helped establish a relationship between Discovery Channel and TVNZ’s Natural History Unit (later NHNZ). It was awarded for Best Camera at the 1994 New Zealand TV Awards.

We're not designed to live and work in this place: even in the height of summer, survival clothing is essential.
– From the narration

Key Cast & Crew

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Peter Hayden


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Mike Single

Director, Camera, Producer

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Neville Copland


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Errol Samuelson

Sound Mix

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Frank Lodge

Technical Production

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Trevor Deaker

Technical Production

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