Considering the recently disclosed history of abuse at Florida’s Dozier School for boys, Coldwater’s fiction seems terrifyingly real. Young Brad is a smalltime drug dealer growing increasingly fed-up with the inevitable path of his short life. After a tragic accident, his mother places him in private rehab center in the Colorado backwoods. Coldwater turns out to be a hell that squeezes remnants of humanity from its captive teen patients. Grashaw's film differs from the dozens of movies with a similar plot – here, chance and stupidity churn the merciless spiral of violence. Even the charismatic Colonel Reichert who runs the place, is more pitiful than he is fascist. A shocking spectacle of humiliation and primal aggression plays out among the sun-soaked Colorado fields.
Born in the San Fernando Valley in 1981, Vincent Grashaw was responsible for the production and cinematography for the critically-acclaimed Bellflower, presented at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. He is a one-man band, similar to other members of the Coatwolf Collective: cinematographer, actor, producer, director. Coldwater is his feature-length directorial debut.
2002 Callous Sentiment (kr. .m. / short)
2007 Visions of Horror (video) (segment "Callous Sentiment")
2007 The Hurling Stick (kr. m. / short)
2009 Eliki (kr. m. / short)
2009 Savanna (kr. m. / short)