''Static'' - A Short Film

A comedic and heartwarming story about adolescence, relationships, and a boy who can't help but shock everything he touches.
Helena McGill
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Orange, California
United States
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UPDATE*** We're fully funded, but we still need your help!

The cast and crew of Static cannot thank you enough for your generous support so far in the campaign! However, we still need your help. We've created a STRETCH GOAL of $750, which will allow us to rent additional equipment and lenses specifically for our outdoor scenes.

We need a glidecam, sliders, and a 20mm lens to fully execute our opening sequence, and with your help, we can make our film with professional-grade equipment. And if you aren't able to contribute, no worries! Help us out by liking this campaign and spreading the word on Facebook.

Our producers Helena McGill and Leah La Masney location scouting! 

The film Static is a short comedy about a boy named Max, who struggles with an uncommon problem where he shocks everyone and everything he touches. Max's best friend attempts to cure him by conducting various comical experiments only to be greatly disappointed. It is not until Max rekindles an old relationship with his neighbor Hannah that a true solution is discovered.

Static is an entirely student run, independent production created by film majors at Chapman University. It will be shot in the Orange County area and plans to enter production in late January.

Concept art depicting the character of Max from the film.

Static's soundtrack will be scored by Ryan Stratton, an already accomplished filmmaker and musician. Ryan has worked on numerous films and is recognized for his original compositions and musical talent. 

Below is an example of Ryan's previous work and everyone on the film is excited to see how he will bring the wonderful world of Static to life.

We are honored to have the pleasure of working with three talented actors that will play the roles of Hannah, Max, and Cameron. 


Wyatt Lake                               Jason Peugh                              Sam Pinnelas

All of these actors truly embody the characters that the writers envisioned when constructing the script. Apart from following the original intent of the characters' personalities, all three of these talented actors bring their own interpretations to the film. 

from left: Lauren Mayes (Dir.), Helena McGill (Prod.), Wyatt Lake (Dir.), and Leah La Masney (Prod.)

The crew of Static is lucky to be comprised of a hardworking and talented group of filmmakers at Chapman University. We are proud to put all of our strengths together as a crew and tell the comedic yet heartwarming story we have put so much time and effort into creating. 

Listed below is the entire crew aboard Static:

Adam Hull (2nd AC), Alex Shaffer (Sound Mixer), James Palermo (BBE), Lane Lyle (1st AD), Nasser Akkari (1st AC), Robby Bracker (Art), Ryan Stratton (Film Composer), Sam Crainich (Sound Mixer), Seannie Bryan (DP), Sebastian Nuta (DP), Austin Kernan (Production Coordinator). 

As college students we always discuss numerous goals we wish to someday accomplish. However, between the 3am boba cravings, the constant "need" to redecorate our rooms, and the sudden realization that we must obtain respectable GPA's, we are often too busy to actually accomplish larger projects we frequently talk about. 

With the making of Static we are finally taking a step in the right direction and pursuing the goals that are truly important to us. Thank you for taking the time to view and support our project we greatly appreciate it!

-Helena McGill & Leah La Masney

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    Join the "Static" family! We'll send you a personalized thank you note and put your name in the credits of our movie!

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