The Erebus Enigma

There is one place on earth where extreme cold is clashing with extreme heat: Mount Erebus in Antarctica. This is the only volcano in the world with an explosive lava lake. Whenever this lake explodes, lava bombs are thrown over the rim of the crater.

There is one man on earth who can unravel the mysterious eruptions of the lava lake: Clive Oppenheimer. The British volcanologist has a dangerous lifetime dream: he wants to measure the temperature of the lava in the lake and comes up with a crazy idea.


  • 40 days of preparation
  • 30 days of shooting
  • 20 days of editing
  • 48 000 km travelled distance
  • Temperatures as low as -42 degrees Celcius
  • Wind speeds of up to 180 km/h



  • Idea
  • Research
  • Script
  • Direction
  • Shoot in Antarctica as a 2-man-team
  • Editing
  • Sound
  • Colour grading
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