Out In The Cold  follows three colleagues on a 65km non-stop winter trek to raise awareness about homelessness in Waterloo Region. Meanwhile, an ongoing discussion examines the impacts of rapid development, the affordable housing crisis, and the community's potential to set an example as leaders social compassion. 


The film, which showcases beautiful HD footage shot during the 2018-2020 Crossing Treks, also shares the perspectives of key community members and influencers discussing the state of the region through its transition from an industrial economy into a world-renowned tech hub. 

Film Status: Post-Production

Coming in 2020

Out In The Cold

We can't begin to express our gratitude for the people who have come together and offered up their services and talents to make this film a reality. 

Trek Crew
Ashley DeMarte
Livescape Founder & CEO 
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Tessa Jennison
Trek Leader, Adventure racer 
Lily the Malamute
Trek mascot, Adventure dog
Dave Wall
P. Eng, Product manager at Livescape
Brad Baumber
Adventure racing safety and logistics coordinator, Ornge Paramedic, Firefighter 
Mitch Mommaerts, 
SOC, IA667, Lead Camera Operator, Production Mentor 
Bo Urbina
Camera Operator
Cam Wind
Drone operator 
Perspectives Crew
Elizabeth Clarke
Region Councillor, CEO of the YWCA
Duff Becker
Lifelong Kitchener Resident
Mike Farwell
Host of The Mike Farwell Show on 570 News
Kate Fraser
Shelter Frontline Worker
Joseph Fung
CEO of Kiite
Joe Mancini
Founder of The Working Centre
Nicole McCallum
Social Entrepreneur,
Tech Founder, Environmental Advocate
Rod Regier
Commissioner of Planning, Development, and Legislative Services at Region of Waterloo
Paul Salvini
CEO of the Accelerator Centre, GRCA Foundation Board member
Samantha Stoner
Tent City Community Member
Alex Szalflarska
Coordinator of Hold The Line, Community advocate
Charles Whitlock
Director and past President of the Grand Valley Trails Association
Nick Montgomery
Editor, Merc Media
Torin Langen
Title Design, Candle Flame Films
Michael Malko
Camera Operator, Lighting
Aaron McFerran
Camera Operator and Co-Producer, Lucid Intent 
Terre Chartrand
Assistant Director
Terre Chartrand is a non-status Algonquin and French-Canadian artist living in Waterloo Region who has a background in theatre, visual arts, technology, and science. Her diverse career has included everything from teaching in a french languages secondary school to working as a research assistant in crop science. Included in her accomplishments are the founding and artistic direction of a collective show that takes over an entire floor of THEMUSEUM in Kitchener, the founding and artistic direction of an inter-arts collective who have seen several shows including IMPACT – an international contemporary and movement theatre festival. 
Terre is a recipient of an Waterloo Region Arts Award in the open jury category for her commitment to advocacy for the arts in her community, and has received in the past both a Waterloo Region Arts Fund and an Ontario Arts Council grant for projects of her devising. Terre has a polytechnic three-year degree in Computer Science from St. Clair College and has pursued a life long interest in education with a near complete double degree in Communication Studies and Cultural Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Tessa Jennison
Director, Producer, Creator of Waterloo Region Crossing
Tessa Jennison is a community advocate, artist, and adventure enthusiast. Tessa's passion for community led to the conceptualization of Waterloo Region Crossing. By sharing the idea and surrounding herself with skilled and motivated team, the group was able to plan and execute the first cross-regional trek in 2018. In addition to this feat, they captured essence of the journey in the Waterloo Region Crossing documentary film, as a means to call others to action and encourage community engagement. 
Tessa has been recognized as one of Waterloo Region's "Top 40 Under 40" for her work in community and arts advocacy, and for her efforts in working with local politicians to recognize and protect culturally significant spaces. She is also the recipient of a Waterloo Region Arts Award in the music category. 
Tessa is a four-time competitor in the Adventure Racing World Series, and ran for a seat as a Kitchener city councillor in the 2014 municipal elections. She has a degree in Urban and Regional Planning from The University of Waterloo.


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