Vincent Grashaw, USA 2013, 104’

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. 


Vincent Grashaw

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)

2013 Coldwater 


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director Vincent Grashaw
screenplay Mark Penney, Vincent Grashaw
cinematography Jayson Crothers
editing Eddie Mikasa
music Chris Chatham, Mark Miserocchi
cast PJ Boudousqué, Chris Petrovski, James C. Burns, Nicholas Bateman, Octavius J. Johnson, Stephanie Simbari
producer Dave Gare, Kris Dorrance, Vincent Grashaw, Joe Bilotta
production Flying Pig Productions
sales Continental Media
language English
coloration colour
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