LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Politics and drama in the world of figure skating highlight the new film “Ice: The Movie,” now streaming on Amazon.from veteran producer Jainardhan Sathyan who is known for his film focusing on sports.
“The movie is an exciting sports drama and an amazing story of a figure skater that took over two years to shoot in various states with different ice rinks,” Sathyan said.
Peter Paul Basler directed the film based upon the true story of figure skater Maddison Bullock, who plays lead character, Bailey Grantham, and who also wrote and served as executive producer of the film. The movie tells the story of single father Nick Grantham (Patrick O'Brien Demsey) who is approached by a famed Russian figure skating coach (Michael Monks) with the opportunity to train his only daughter Bailey (Bullock) alongside skating prodigy Peyton Shaw (Lisa Mihelich) for a shot at figure skating's ultimate prize.
“The strongest message of the movie was how sports teaches you how to overcome adversities,” Sathyan said.
“Ice: The Movie” has been voted among the top 10 ice skating movies by a poll of fans by U.S. Figure Skating, the sport’s ruling body in the U.S.
Sathyan's past work includes the films “The Matchmaker’s Playbook,” “The Trouble with Mistletoe,” “God’s Club” and many others after having worked on a number of unscripted television shows in his native India.
“I love true life stories which leave a larger impact in the society. They are always relatable and has the perfect dosage of entertainment packed in it,” Sathyan said. “Filmmaking is all about telling a good story in a very simple way. It sounds so cliché, but not many filmmakers get it right. My endeavor is to make it simple and always relatable.”