I saw this while browsing the database by year, and I got curious. So I googled it Apparently it has been shown only in festivals so far (you can buy the dvd from the director though). It was shot from winter 2005 to spring 2006 on the mountains of Gran Sasso, in the region of Abruzzo, Italy (just FYI - it’s where there was that disastrous earthquake a month ago). It cost 6000 € - props and costumes all came from writer and co-director Stefano Jacurti’s personal collection.
In my opinion, the trailerhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzyPote_piw shows a rather amateurish acting, on the other hand the overall storytelling of the movie has been praised by Pupi Avati, and that’s something. All in all, one has to appreciate the effort, you can see from the trailer that they are really knee deep into the snow, Great Silence style (of course it has been cited as an influence by the authors, together with Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man and Lee Tamahori’s The edge). And oh, the plot: basically it’s the story of an archaeologist leading an expedition to the Fossil Beds in Oregon. The group gets stuck in the snow after a blizzard, and to go on with their journey they have to deal both with an evil Mormon, and with the mythical Wendigo (which I suppose makes for the horror part of the story).
I wonder what this film might have been with more money and professional actors involved - the sad truth is that, at least in Italy, producers seem not to be interested in investing in genre films anymore, unless they’re comedies… :-\