Genesis Rodriguez is bringing the chill (and thrill) to the United States…
IFC Midnight has acquired the North American rights to Brendan Walsh’s contained Arctic thriller Centigrade, starring the 32-year-old Cuban and Venezuelan actress.
Based on true events, Rodriguez and Vincent Piazzastar in the story about a 2002 incident when a young American couple traveled 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. It’s soon revealed that the woman is eight months pregnant. Amid escalating tension between them and dwindling supplies, the couple battles -30C temperatures, hallucinations and hypothermia in their struggle to survive.
The completed film was written by Daley Nixon and Walsh.
“It’s a thrill and honor for me and the entire Centigradeteam to be premiering in North America with IFC,” said Walsh. “It makes all the cold days shooting a car in a freezer totally worthwhile. 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.”
Rodriguez’s previous credits include Man on a Ledge, Casa de Mi Padre, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, The Last Stand, Tusk and Run All Night.