IFC Midnight has acquired North American rights to Brendan Walsh’s CENTIGRADE, a pulse-pounding thriller based on true events, starring Genesis Rodriguez and Vincent Piazza. CENTIGRADE was written by Daley Nixon and Brendan Walsh, and produced by Bradley J. Ross, Molly Conners, Amanda Bowers, Vincent Morano, and Brendan Walsh. Premiere Entertainment will be handling international sales.
In 2002, a young American couple, Matthew and Naomi, travel to the arctic mountains of Norway. After pulling over during a snowstorm, they wake up trapped in their SUV, buried underneath layers of snow and Ice. As if the stakes aren’t high enough, it is revealed that Naomi is eight months pregnant in their frozen prison.
With few resources, a dwindling food supply, and nothing but time, tension, blame, and personal secrets bubble to the surface.
Matthew and Naomi realize they must work together to survive in a crippling battle against the elements, hypothermia, disturbing hallucinations, and plunging temperatures reaching as low as -30C. Will they all make it out of this alive?
Arianna Bocco EVP of Acquisitions and Productions of IFC Films said, “We’re thrilled to continue to expand the IFC Midnight brand with Centigrade. It has razor-sharp direction, and a compelling concept that brings the kind of maximum tension audiences clamour for.”
Director Brendan Walsh added, “It’s a thrill and honor for me and the entire Centigrade team to be premiering in North America with IFC. It makes all the cold days shooting a car in a freezer totally worth-while. They are true champions of Independent Film and fully recognize the efforts film makers go through to make their film different and special. We couldn’t be happier with our North American distributors and look forward to finding international distributors in Berlin.”
The deal for the film was negotiated by EVP of Acquisitions and Productions of IFC Films Arianna Bocco and Acquisitions Coordinator Adam Koehler with Gersh on behalf of the filmmakers.
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Established in 2000 and based in New York City, IFC Films is a leading U.S. distributor of independent film. Its unique distribution model makes independent films available to a national audience by releasing them in theaters as well as on cable’s Video On Demand (VOD) platform, reaching nearly 50 million homes.
Upcoming releases include Małgorzata Szumowska’s THE OTHER LAMB and Albert Shin’s DISAPPEARANCE AT CLIFTON HILL starring David Cronenberg. Some of the company’s successes have included Andy Nyman’s critical darling GHOST STORIES, André Øvredal’s box-office success THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE, Peter Strickland’s modern giallo BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO, Duncan Skiles’ THE CLOVEHITCH KILLER, Lucile Hadžihalilović’s EVOLUTION, Johnnie To’s Hong Kong revenge thriller VENGEANCE, Sean Byrne’s THE DEVIL’S CANDY, John McNaughton’s THE HARVEST, and the award-winning and cultural phenomenon THE BABADOOK. IFC Midnight is a sister label to IFC Films, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.