We're the creative team behind the short film, The Call. The Call is about a surgeon who, distraught after the loss of his wife, struggles with thoughts of vengeance when the man responsible for her death shows up on his operating table. It’s a 15-minute drama, similar in tone and style to films like 21 Grams and Memento.
The Call is our thesis project at Dodge College of Film & Media Arts at Chapman University. It involves several months of pre-production, ten days of production, and two months of post-production. It's a chance to show what we’ve learned to our families, peers, and hopefully, the entertainment industry. We will be submitting the final product to film festivals across the country.
We’re hoping to raise $10k through our IndieGoGo campaign. This will help pay for things like location permits, wardrobe, props, equipment rentals, reimbursement for our actors, lenses, filters, and lights. Every dollar we receive goes toward a critical element of the production; we need your help to bring this film to life!
What You Get
Anyone who donates to the project will receive a high-definition, digital copy of the film. We’re also offering a variety of other incentives, such as signed copies of the script, production photos, and more. Be sure to check out all of our perks, listed to the right.
Other Ways You Can Help
Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated. If you don’t want to donate, you can still be a part of our project by sharing our campaign on Facebook and Twitter. We’ll be sure to post updates on our IndieGoGo so you can see all the ways your contributions are helping the project. Thank you!
More About Us
Jenn O'Donnell (producer) was born in a small town on Cape Cod, MA, and spent the majority of her childhood playing with her three older sisters and enjoying her fair share of Disney movies. After developing a passion and talent for numbers and organization, she pursued a joint BS in Accounting and Media at Bentley University in Waltham, MA. After years of learning business and film simultaneously, she made the choice to pursue a dual degree Master’s program in Business and Producing at Chapman University.
She has interned with The American Pavillion at the 2009 Cannes International Film Festival, as well as Plymouth Rock Studios and Think Factory Media. Jenn will pursue a career in production management after graduation.
Andrew Richards (writer/director) began making short films at the age of fourteen. His first project was for a high school film festival; the process of making the movie and screening it for an audience was such a rewarding experience that he pursued film production into undergraduate school.
After obtaining a BA in Cinema from the University of Iowa, Andrew moved to California to begin studies at Dodge College of Film & Media Arts at Chapman University, where he is currently working on an MFA in Film Production. He aspires to write and direct feature films, and is using graduate school as an opportunity to pursue industry experience; most recently, an internship at Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions.
Paul Goodin (director of photography) fell in love with the moving image at a very young age: in 1991, his mother purchased a VHS camcorder and he was immeditely fasinated by the possibilities. He attended Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, CA, earning his BA in Communications with an emphasis in Cinema; after completeing a handfull of short films in school, he knew he wanted to pursue filmmaking as a career.
Paul is currently working on his MFA in Cinematography at Chapman University. When he's not in class, Paul works as Director of Photography on short films; a recent project of his was nominated for several awards at the 168 Hour Film Festival. He hopes to act as Director of Photography on feature films after graduating from Chapman.
Sarah Edge (production designer) is new to the world of filmmaking. Before diving into the film industry, she earned her BS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Interior Design. While working as a private consultant in residential design for four years, she continued her studies in the area of Historic Preservation at Ball State University.
Recognizing her passion for developing designs with the ability to aid in the telling of a story, she enrolled at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film & Media Arts in 2011. Here, she has worked as a production designer, art director, and costumer on six graduate short films. She was the production designer on the short Vibrations, which was selected recently for screening at the 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival. Her sets are often influenced by the many places she has lived with her military-based family.
Bruce Meyers (editor, sound designer) has worked on over ten films to date, including a feature-length documentary that has played in festivals nationwide. During his time as an undergraduate at Saint Cloud State University, Bruce became an Emmy Award winner for producing and editing a bi-weekly music/action sports program titled Av Fuzz. He graduated with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Film Studies in the spring of 2010.
Deciding to focus on film production, Bruce is currently in his third year as an MFA candidate at Chapman University's Dodge College of Film with an emphasis in editing. Having both the technical skills and a passion to tell stories is what has lead Bruce to pursue a career in the motion picture industry.