Key Creative Crew:

Director: Matt Morello
Producer: Jimmy Kane
Co-Producer: Shiv Rajagopal
Writer: Danny Avershal
Cinematographer: Clay Connell


“Souvenirs” is a drama/comedy that focuses on the relationship between Dave, and his grandfather, Seymore, whose mind is deteriorating. Dave must race against time in order to help his grandfather recall important memories from his past.

Our film has two primary themes that we think are salient in society today: the importance of mental health and the potential dangers technology can pose. We hope to highlight both of these issues through the grandfather/grandson relationship.

“Souvenirs” is our senior thesis and will showcase everything we’ve learned about filmmaking in over the past few years in film school. Based at Chapman University’s Dodge College, our creative team hopes to produce a visual striking and emotionally touching film that will help launch our careers after college.

Movie making is expensive. We’ll have a crew of 57 people once we start filming on November 30th, which is a lot of mouths to feed! It’s a 6-day shoot, which means we’ll also be paying for 6 days of equipment rentals, camera rentals, a truck for all our gear, insurance, actor rates, gas compensations, location agreements, and a whole lot more. The school has given a generous contribution but we’re still $4000 short of our goal, which is why we’re reaching out through GoFundMe.

Our script has been accepted by the student Oscars for consideration, and we’re hoping to enter other festivals as well, which is also an expensive endeavour.

Any contribution will take us a long way in creating this short film and we believe that we can truly make an impact on people’s live with this film. Every donation, in any amount, will allow us to put our talents on display for our senior thesis.

Donation Reward Tiers

$5 = Thank you for supporting us!

$20 = First look of the film before it is released to the public.

$50 = Inside look into the film’s creative process, includes conversation with the key creatives about how the film came to be.

$150 = VIP Donor, includes a signed copy of the script, exclusive artwork and a special thanks credit at the end of the film.

$250 = AP credit, this includes everything in the VIP category along with an Associate Producer credit for the film.

$500 = EP credit, this includes everything in the VIP category along with an Executive Producer credit for the film.

$1000 = Diamond Donor, Includes everything mentioned in the EP credit category along with an invitation to visit the set for the day to meet with the crew and have an inside look at how the film is created.

Thank you for supporting and encouraging us!
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    • $100 
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    • $50 
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Fundraising team (4)

Shiv Rajagopal 
Raised $100 from 1 donation
Orange, CA
Matt Morello 
Team member
Raised $3,375 from 21 donations
Danny Avershal 
Team member
Raised $90 from 3 donations
Jimmy Kane 
Team member
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