The Story

In a post-apocalyptic South, a young woman protects the remnants of her family and struggles to see what might be gained by leaving everything behind.



Allison Hogue & Jason Winn, both independent filmmakers and Lecturers of Film & Digital Media at the University of North Georgia, brought together a team of film students, recent film school graduates, and industry professionals to make Dead Winter. The film is a beautiful and mysterious take on the zombie genre.


The Impact

In an industry where hands-on experience and networking really are everything, this unique production experience will be invaluable to those students and recent graduates involved in the project. By working alongside industry professionals, these students will:

  • Learn practical methods & industry standard techniques of their desired skill or trade, thereby acting as an incredible supplement to their education
  • Transfer classroom skills into a real production environment
  • Pick up nuances of working on a film set, such as industry lingo & “walkie etiquette”
  • Gain practical advice for “making it” in the industry
  • Network with individuals who could assist in securing future paid positions

Our industry professionals have also had a unique opportunity to express their own creativity on a truly collaborative project.


Ways You Can Help

Though the film production itself is complete, the team still needs financial assistance to get through post-production and to distribute the film to festivals around the world. If you’d like to donate, please donate via PayPal..

If you are unable to assist financially, we still need your help! Please share our trailer wherever and whenever you can and let people know how they can contribute.

Thank you so much for all your support and donations. Stay tuned to this website and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates.


Cast & Crew

This list will be updated as we secure more cast & crew.

Audrey (Lead): Yessenia Hernandez
Sophia (Supporting): Lainie Smith
Leah (Supporting): Prussia Graul

Writer/Producer: Allison Hogue (UNG Professor)
Director: Jason Winn (UNG Lecturer)
Director of Photography: Mark Sunderland (Industry Professional)
Production Designer: Allie O’Neill (Industry Professional)

1st Assistant Director: Omid Modaresi (UNG Student)
2nd Assistant Director: Pedro Vera (UNG Student)
Script Supervisor: Virginia Hall (UNG Student)

Production Coordinator: Tatianna Pangle (UNG Graduate)
Location Manager: Jared Putnam (UNG Graduate)
Producer’s Assistant: Ethell Nunez-Suazo(UNG Student at Filming – Now Graduate)
Production Assistants: Turner Ivey, Lily Ojeda, Dillon Brothers, Sophia Camak (UNG Students)

Camera Operator: Joshua Heetderks (Industry Professional)
1st Assistant Camera: Tylere Brown (UNG Student)
2nd Assistant Camera: Sam Bishop (UNG Graduate)
DIT: Jordan Suggs Hood(UNG Student at Filming – Now Graduate)

Chief Lighting Technician: Morgan Cooper (Industry Professional)
Best Boy Electric: Brandon Adams (UNG Graduate)
Lighting Technician: Seth Chapman (UNG Student)

Key Grip: Chase Yarbrough (Industry Professional & UNG Graduate)
Grips: Alec Taraf (UNG Student), Jared Kuhl (UNG Student), Austin Black (Industry Professional)

G&E Swing: Jared Hopkins (Industry Professional)

Set Decorator:
Allysa Cole (UNG Student)
Wardrobe/Prop Master: 
Celia Penado (UNG Student)
Art Department Production Assistants: Maria Rodriguez (UNG Student), Cait Wilson (Industry Professional)

Hair Stylist/Make-up Artist: Tiffany Love (UNG Student)
Special Effects Artist: Daniel DeVore (Industry Professional)

Sound Mixers: Jeff Alex Thomas, Lou Rosado, Diego Saldana-Rojas (Industry Professionals)
Boom Operator: Tyler Calder (UNG Student at Filming – Now Graduate)

2nd Unit Sound Mixer: Robby Carlyle
2nd Unit Boom Operator: Morgan Brooks

Still Photographer: Nina Ramos (UNG Student)

Craft Services Coordinator: Casey Dinan (UNG Student)
Catering Coordinator: Katey Maughon (UNG Student)

Weapon’s Masters: Hayden Brandon, Nicolas Brisbay (UNG Students)