How A Script Was Optioned On InkTip And Made Six Months Later – Brendan Walsh

Film Courage: How did you find the story for CENTIGRADE movie? When I looked online I don’t see an actual [real life story]? I see part of stories like this? Is this something where you pieced it together?

Brendan Walsh, Writer/Director: The original script was written by a writer named Daley Nixon. I found his script on a site called Ink Tip which I have actually had great success in finding things there and finding writers that have never been discovered or have or have been produced. I came across his log line and I read the script and was really captured by this story and I did the same thing. I read it and started Googling event and saying I can’t find this event anywhere, where I got on the phone and was like Look, I love this script, what story is it?…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).

Image courtesy of IFC Films
Image courtesy of IFC Films

About the movie:

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 make it out of this alive?

STARRING: Genesis Rodriguez and Vincent Piazza

DIRECTOR: Brendan Walsh 

PRODUCERS: Bradley J. Ross, Molly Conners, Amanda Bowers, Vincent Morano, Jane Oster, and Keri Nakamoto 

WRITERS: Brendan Walsh and Daley Nixon







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