Centigrade (film)

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Colin Cunningham as Man
Directed by Colin Cunningham
Produced by Derrick Garland
Madison Graie
Written by Colin Cunningham
Starring Colin Cunningham
Daniel Brodsky
Ron Sauvé
Bernhard Lachkovics
Derrick Garland
Fulivo Cecere
Mark Rickerby
Madison Graie
Music by Graeme Wearmouth
Cinematography Kevin Hall
Edited by Jonathan Eric Tyrell
Distributed by Shorts International
Release date
  • August 25, 2007 (2007-08-25) (Montréal Film Festival)
Running time
20 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

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."[1]


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.[2]

Due to signing with Shorts International, Centigrade will be available on iTunes, the first Canadian live action short to appear there.[3] Cunningham and Graie are working on turning Centigrade into a feature film.[3]


Daniel Brodsky as Boy



Centigrade's Award for Best Narrative Short at Cinequest Film Festival qualifies it to be nominated for an Oscar.[2]


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