August 25, 2007 (2007-08-25) (Montreal Film Festival)
Ron Sauvé(Man In Other Trailer),
Bernhard Lachkovics(Black Truck Driver),
Derrick Garland(Burgundy Truck Driver),
Mark Rickerby(Trailer Graveyard)
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Centigrade is a 2007 thriller short film starring Colin Cunningham, Daniel Brodsky, and Bernhard Lachkovics about a man trapped in a trailer. It won Leo Awards and awards at Method Fest Independent Film Festival and Cinequest Film Festival. The producers are working to turn the short into a feature film.
A Man (Colin Cunningham) awakens one morning with a hangover to discover that he has been taken hostage aboard his old, run down trailer which is being towed down the highway by a mysterious black truck; he desperately tries to find a way out of the sealed vehicle before he burns inside. Colin Cunningham describes the movie as follows: "Centigrade, in a nutshell, is about a guy who lives in an old dilapidated, busted-up trailer. There's no wheels on it. It's just laying dead in the weeds. [The owner] does a bad thing, and he wakes up in the morning and [the trailer is] rolling down the highway. It's being towed by a big, black pickup truck. The doors won't open and the windows won't break and he can't get out. That's essentially what it's about. It's about a man trapped."
The part of the main character was originally to go to another actor, but difficulties forced Cunningham to take the part himself. The script was written 17 years ago; Madison Graie suggested to Cunningham that they apply for the Directors Guild of Canada's "Kickstart Program" to make Fahrenheit (Centigrade's original title). The pair won one of the five Kickstart awards and used the $20,000 CAD prize to make the film.
Due to signing with Shorts International, Centigrade will be available on iTunes, the first Canadian live action short to appear there. Cunningham and Graie are working on turning Centigrade into a feature film.
Centigrade's Award for Best Narrative Short at Cinequest Film Festival qualifies it to be nominated for an Oscar.
ReferencesCentigrade (film) Wikipedia
Centigrade (film) IMDb Centigrade (film) themoviedb.org