MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 15,114 this week

First Winter (2012)

 |  Drama  |  11 October 2012 (USA)
4.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.7/10 from 155 users   Metascore: 63/100
Reviews: 6 user | 10 critic | 4 from Metacritic.com

During a winter of record-breaking cold; an apocalyptic blackout strands a group of Brooklynites in a remote farmhouse. At first it's a party of sex; drugs; and yoga. But as supplies dwindle; they turn against one another.

Director:

(as Ben Dickinson)

Writer:

(as Ben Dickinson)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 97 titles
created 08 Nov 2011
 
a list of 1009 titles
created 01 Mar 2012
 
a list of 44 titles
created 23 Sep 2012
 
a list of 44 titles
created 19 Nov 2012
 
a list of 9986 titles
created 07 May 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "First Winter" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: First Winter (2012)

First Winter (2012) on IMDb 4.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of First Winter.
3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In near future Brooklyn, an ad executive uses a new Augmented Reality technology to conduct an affair with his best friend's girlfriend...sort of.

Director: Benjamin Dickinson
Stars: Benjamin Dickinson, Nora Zehetner, Dan Gill
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

In order to close the case files on over a dozen disappearances, a persistent detective, a bereaved senator, and a skeptical prison warden agree to the request of convicted serial killer ... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Roy
Stars: Christine Elise, James Kyson, Miles Doleac
Short | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A young man named Sherman survives the apocalypse in a soviet-style alternate reality and when trying to find his place outside an isolated city, gets stuck in an underground bunker.

Director: Einar Kuusk
Stars: Einar Kuusk, Adele Thele Kuusk, Professor Kliq
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

BEING IN THE WORLD takes us on a journey around the world to meet philosophers influenced by the thought of Martin Heidegger, as well as experts in the fields of sports, music, craft, and ... See full summary »

Director: Tao Ruspoli
Stars: Tony Austin, Taylor Carman, Leah Chase
Officer Down (TV Movie 2005)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A policewoman unwittingly puts her family in danger when she uncovers corruption in her department.

Director: Christopher Miller
Stars: Sherilyn Fenn, Casper Van Dien, Jerry Kroll
Thanksgiving I (2014)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  

It's Thanksgiving, and Amy and Alex are in love. But Alex's plans to marry his girlfriend are disrupted by the arrival of Will -- A stranger, introduced as Amy's brother. when Alex and Will... See full summary »

Director: Adam Newport-Berra
Stars: Matthew Chastain, Benjamin Dickinson, Samantha Jacober
Flowerman (2014)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Sarah Jefferson (Ormston) is happily married to Andrew. They have two children: Kirsten (11) and Michael (9). Sarah is being stalked - but does not know it. Her stalker Nigel (Savin) is a ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Burrows
Stars: Amy Ormston, Jason Savin, Ian Stewart Robinson
Pollywogs (2013)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

On the heels of a bitter breakup, 30 year old Dylan travels home to Minnesota for a family reunion where he runs into his childhood sweetheart. Having not seen each other for 18 years, ... See full summary »

Directors: T. Arthur Cottam, Karl Jacob
Stars: Karl Jacob, Kate Lyn Sheil, Jennifer Prediger
Auteur (2014)
Comedy | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

On the brink of reaching the pinnacle of his film career for his latest theatrical masterpiece; Director Charlie Buckwald suddenly disappears. Taking all of the footage and leaving ... See full summary »

Director: George Cameron Romero
Stars: Tom Sizemore, B.J. Hendricks, Ian Hutton
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A Brazilian snake hunter, trying to make enough money to marry the woman he loves, finds four mysterious chimpanzees. He embarks upon a journey to sell them in the big city, and learns alot... See full summary »

Director: Éric Rochat
Stars: Antonio Ameijeiras, André Barros, Catalina Bonakie
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Frustrated by the soulless routine world he is shackled to and dogged by a need to find meaning in everything, the life of advertising executive Callum Cutter is thrown into poetic chaos ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Hills
Stars: Jonnie Hurn, Julie Dray, Marc Warren
Short | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: Benjamin Dickinson
Stars: Reggie Watts, John J. Gordon, Jennifer Prediger
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Samantha Jacober ...
Sam
...
Jen
...
Marie
Haruka Hashimoto ...
Haruka
Monika Heidemann ...
Monika
Fonlin Nyeu ...
Fonlin
Luke Simon ...
Luke
Jeff Thrope ...
Jeff
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matthew Chastain ...
Matt
Benjamin Dickinson ...
Thomas
Bill Dunn ...
Radio Announcer
Paul Green ...
Radio DJ
Paul Manza ...
Paul
...
Kate
Jaffe Zinn ...
Jaffe
Edit

Storyline

During a winter of record-breaking cold; an apocalyptic blackout strands a group of Brooklynites in a remote farmhouse. At first it's a party of sex; drugs; and yoga. But as supplies dwindle; they turn against one another.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 October 2012 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
keeping it simple after a modern disaster
13 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

More "whisper" than "shout", this worthwhile film, that I saw at the Woodstock (N.Y.) Film Festival, is a story about strong issues (sexual influence, narcotic drug usage, and survival when the outside world doesn't exist) but done in an intimate look at emotions, with lots of closeup camera work, during a relatively short span of time.

Rather than being a big budget apocalyptic multi character visual orgy, this almost biographical film looks at a narrow range of characters- it conveniently even pares down the total number of characters early in the film- with just an on location set of a multi room farm house interior and the snow covered surrounding countryside, and how one person relates to one person, within the commune dynamic.

The film doesn't invite complexity, ignoring the "baggage" of the future or the past, but for the few months that the film's actions portray- it is about depicting individual traits and conflicts within a subservient cult hierarchy. "Can we all get along", referring to a broad incident of an entirely different societal issue, is perhaps, in this small independent film, reflected in the ending- food will be found, Yoga continues to be practiced, music will be played, the commune will survive.


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Bastards killed an animal to make this film filmfinatik
release? scootercandy
Hipster wannabe Hippies jrock158
I actually liked this pcventures
Discuss First Winter (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?