Eight Below (film) Three members of a scientific expedition in Antarctica—Jerry Shepard; his best friend Cooper, and a rugged American geologist—are forced to leave behind their team of beloved sled dogs due to a sudden accident and perilous weather conditions. During the harsh Antarctic winter, the dogs must struggle for survival alone in the intense frozen wilderness for over six months until the adventurers can mount a rescue mission. Directed by Frank Marshall. Released on February 17, 2006. Stars Paul Walker (Jerry Shepard), Bruce Greenwood (Davis McClaren), Moon Bloodgood (Katie), Jason Biggs (Charlie Cooper), Gerald Plunkett (Dr. Andy Harrison), August Schellenberg (Mindo). 120 min. Filmed in Super 35 Scope with British Columbia and Greenland standing in for Antarctica. Suggested by the film Nankyoku Monogatari (1983).