Writer's Statement |

“Shattered Ice is inspired by my own high school experience at Needham High School in Massachusetts between 2004-2009, where we lost multiple students to suicide. This fictional story is an amalgamation of experiences and events that took place while I was in high school, with a few creative liberties taken. We lost friends, we picked each other up, and we went to a hell of a lot of high school hockey games.” 

Jake Miskin

Director's Statement |

"Shattered Ice is a tense, realistic and ultimately uplifting sports drama in the vein of Friday Night Lights. It's a comeback story for a teenager and his community after a tragic and shocking loss. It's a story that highlights the irony of today, where we are a button push away from talking to anyone, but many people feel more alone than ever. In a world where communication is taken for granted, we forget what it's like to really talk, to really share your feelings with someone, and in the sports world, where being tough and kicking ass is valued above all else, perhaps what takes the greatest courage is showing vulnerability. This message is why I want to tell this story."

Alex Ranarivelo


Charlie Gillespie
Will "Mankus" Mankus
Sterling Bauemon
Danny Campbell
Kyla Kenedy
Kayla Donahue
Jack Falahee
Dave Dunn
Kevin Chapman
Steven Dunn
Matt Letscher
Jack Mankus