May 1, 2012
By Asia Image
The production team behind the documentary The Push: South Pole Expedition depended on Anton/ Bauer DIONIC HC batteries to power their Sony HXR-NX5U video cameras and professional camcorders and Canon EOS 7D Digital SLR camera during Grant Korgan’s two-weeklong trek through the extreme cold and snowy terrain of the South Pole.
The documentary was directed by Steve Sig, filmed by Tom Day of Warren Miller Entertainment and Petter Nyquist, and photographed by Keoki Flagg.
The team worked together to help Korgan, who suffered a paralysing spinal cord injury in 2010, reach his goal of trekking to the South Pole first by use of a sit-ski, which allows him to use his arm power to push him along, and finishing the expedition on skis, in a standing position. Anton/Bauer’s DIONIC HC batteries helped Day and his production team capture Korgan reaching his goal by his target date of January 12, 2012, the 100th anniversary of Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova expedition. The batteries proved helpful and reliable amid the 75-mile journey in up to -35-degree weather on dry snow, for Day and the production team’s equipment.