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Fragments of a love story set to the backdrop of winter, "Hypothermia" follows Harper and Verity as they reflect on their relationship while trying to find each other in a snowy forest.

  • Jon Dewar
  • Jon Dewar
  • Matt Rogers
  • Greg Profit
    Key Cast
  • Michelle Duncan
    Key Cast
  • Jon Dewar
  • Matt Rogers
  • Nick Mazerolle
    Original Score
  • Jon Dewar
    Sound Design
  • Nick Mazerolle
    Sound Design
  • Amy Bourgaize
    Assistant Director
  • Robert W. Gray
    Executive Producer
  • Gracen Johnson
    Executive Producer
  • Robert W. Gray
    Script Editor
  • Jared Mallard
    Sound Recording
  • Michelle Rogers
    Boom Mic
  • Jon Brenan
    Best Boy
  • Michelle Duncan
  • Ryan DeCourcey
    Graphic Design
  • Gracen Johnson
    Camera Assistant
  • Genres:
    Drama, Romance, Independent
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    600 USD
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  • Shortz! Film Festival
    Chico, California, USA
    September 13, 2014
  • Indie Fest USA International Film Festival
    Garden Grove, California, USA
    October 17, 2014
  • Silver Wave Film Festival
    Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
    November 7, 2014
    Nominated: Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Design, Best Original Score
  • Somewhat North of Boston Film Festival
    Concord, New Hampsire, USA
    November 8, 2014
  • Marina Del Rey Film Festival
    Marina del Rey, California, USA
    November 22, 2014
  • Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival
    Tampa Bay, Florida, USA
    December 6, 2014
    Winner: Best Cinematography
  • Culver City Film Festival
    Culver City, California, USA
    December 6, 2014
  • The Tottering Biped Film Festival
    Burlington, Ontario, Canada
    March 7, 2015
    Winner: Best Picture
  • The Brightside Tavern Shorts Fest
    Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
    March 8, 2015
  • Short Sweet Film Festival
    Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    April 11, 2015
    Winner: Honorable Mention International Film
  • Canada International Film Festival
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    April 11, 2015
    Winner: Award of Excellence
  • Smokey Night Film Festival
    Itasca, Illinois, USA
    April 25, 2015
    Nominated: Best Cinematography, Best Editing
  • 15 Minutes of Fame Film Festival
    Orlando, Florida, USA
    April 26, 2015
  • The DREAM Film Showcase
    Vancouver, Washington, USA
    April 30, 2015
  • Short Film Corner - Cannes Film Festival
    Cannes, France
    May 13, 2015
  • Three Cities Festival and Conference
    La Agustina, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    May 16, 2015
  • Eastern North Carolina Film Festival
    Winterville, North Carolina, USA
    June 13, 2015
  • Hollywood North Film Festival
    Belleville, Ontario, Canada
    July 17, 2015
  • VOB Film Festival
    Brewster, New York, USA
    September 4, 2015
Director Biography - Jon Dewar

Jon Dewar is a Canadian (New Brunswick) producer, writer, editor, and director of independent short films and works as a freelance documentary filmmaker for the University of New Brunswick. He began making and studying films in 2012 and has been involved in numerous projects since.

His 2014 short film Hypothermia, which he wrote, directed, edited, and co-sound designed, is currently making an impact on the film festival circuit, having been accepted into 17 festivals across North America thus far. The film received Best Picture at the Tottering Biped Film Festival, the Award of Excellence for Canadian Film at the Canada International Film Festival, Best Cinematography at the Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival, and an Honorable Mention in International Film at the Short Sweet Film Festival.

The Beautifully Drowned, Jon's next short film, is currently in pre-production and scheduled to shoot in early Spring. The film was awarded the Arts NB - Creation C grant as well as the 2015 New Brunswick Short Film Venture grant.

Jon was the producer and editor of the 2015 short film Choke Hold. The project is currently in post-production.

The 2015 short film Aidos is currently screening at film festivals. Jon worked on the project as producer and editor.

Jon worked as producer and director of photography for the 2015 short film "a list". The project is currently in post production.

Jon was the co-editor on the 2014 short film Zack & Luc. He was nominated for Best Editing at the Silver Wave Film Festival.

In 2013, Jon was awarded Excellence in Picture Editing for the short film Mirage at the Silver Wave Film Festival. He was also the writer and director of the film.

Jon has been a regular participant of Fredericton’s 48 Hour Film Competition for the past 4 years where he has won Best Director on three occasions (Pesticide, Severance, Ricochet) and Best Editing twice (Miscreation, Ricochet).

Jon has been involved in the What’s Up Doc? student filmmaking program since 2013. This program focuses on participatory video in high school classrooms and allows students to make documentary films on social issues they find relevant and engaging.

Since 2012 Jon has been a regular contributor to the online magazine Numero Cinq, providing written introductions and analysis of short films.

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