Coldwater tells the story of a young man named Brad Lunders who is sent to a extreme juvenile detention and rehabilitation camp in the middle of nowhere, led by the sadistic Col. Frank Reichert
The movie is a grueling examination of the real-life practice of violent and seemingly unregulated rehabilitation camps across the country.
In this behind-the-scenes look at Coldwater, we are introduced to the film's star, P.J. Boudousque, the fresh-face star of the camp who goes through hell at the hands of Reichert, played by James C. Burns.
The film was created and directed by Vincent Grashaw, who developed the film over years while studying real cases of juvenile corrections and the permanent consequence they can have on those who have been sent to them.
Coldwater opened to warm reviews at the 2013 SXSW Film Fest, and is currently in limited theatrical release and available on VOD.