Hello there! We are students from Regent University's Cinema-Television Department! We are currently working on our Senior Project (the moment we have been waiting for)! We are proud to announce that the short film we will be producing is "Meltdown," written by our own producer, Isaac Thomas!
Natalie, a girl who suffers from a social anxiety disorder, is coaxed by her best friend to attend a college party. But when things turn for the worse, Natalie must come to terms with her condition.
A story of mental health awareness, fear, and what it means to be courageous.
We are hoping to tell this impactful story, but we need your help!
All Funds raised will go directly to the production of this film - It may look like a lot to raise, but if we all pitch in together just a little bit here and there...then voila! Look at that! We've got ourselves a movie!
We would be honored to put the names of any and all donors in the final rolling credits of our film! No amount is too small!
Our goal is to raise this money by the second week of October, which is when our production starts!
The Film will officially be completed December 5, 2017
Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MeltdownProduction/
and Instagram @meltdown_film for production updates, and behind the scenes sneak peaks!
We have an extremely creative and experienced team onboard for this life-altering project!
Meet the Keys of our Team!
Producer: Isaac Thomas
My name is Isaac Thomas, and I am both the writer and producer of “Meltdown”, which is a story very dear to my heart. I am a senior at Regent University’s Cinema-Television Department, and have had the opportunity to work on many amazing projects. I’ve been fascinated by movies since I was a young child, when my parents would collect a library of all of the old classics. At age twelve I started becoming interested and involved in voice acting, which eventually evolved into a love for the entire production process. Since then I have worked in multiple production positions on numerous sets, including casting director and production assistant for Regent’s Endowed Film, a producer for the Regent made sitcom “Milwaukee Basic,” and the Producer and writer for several mocumentaries. The story of “Meltdown” is a realistic representation of what millions with similar disorders experience on a daily basis – and I am passionate about bringing this story to life through the cinematic arts.
Cast and Crew of "Until Death Do Us Part" - Regent Endowed Film where I was casting director and production assistant.
On the way to set for one of my mockumentaries that I wrote and Produced.
Director: Tiffany Joy Taylor
My name is Tiffany Joy Taylor, and I am a Senior at Regent University’s Cinema-Television department and director for the film "Meltdown". I’ve been interested in film production since I was a little girl. I started my first film in 7th grade when I roped in the Junior High Science Club to help me produce a script that I wrote and was directing. Some of my fondest memories are from that time, and since then I have continued moving forward – gaining more experience through both traditional education, and working on actual film sets.
Over the years, in addition to directing, I have worked in numerous positions on both professional feature film sets and student film sets. This has equipped me with a well-rounded knowledge of the intricate positions each person has, and how we each are like a cog in a clock. We all need each other to create a masterpiece, and I believe this understanding has taught me to be an even better director. I am so honored to work in a field that has that sense of camaraderie. My ultimate goal in the media world is to create content that brings hope, and God’s comfort to the broken, weak, and “unfixables” through the relation of story telling. I want to help make “whole” those who have been torn through the events of life. I hope that you will consider donating, and ultimately help us tell this impactful story!
Our Wrap Party (The after-party of a completed film-set) for 'In-Lawfully Yours' (Now available on Netflix!) Pictured; myself (Production Assistant/Stand-In for the Lead Actress/Extra), The Producers; Corbin Bernsen ('LA Law', 'Psych') and Chris Aronoff; Leadman for Art Department - Angus Bernsen.
I was one of 3 to be selected for this award out of all of the graduate and undergraduate film Students at Regent University! This was presented to me (much to my surprise and excitement!) at the Annual Regent Student Film Showcase. It was here that two of my films were selected for premiere and festivals!
Director of Photography: Umoja Tull
As a senior student at Regent University's Cinema - Television Department, my true passion is cinematography. Can I make people feel? That’s my question and that’s why I make films. I want to make people feel things they haven’t before. I want them to understand a perspective they haven’t thought about before. I want people to experience something impossible. I think that is one reason people watch and enjoy films so much. That’s why I like movies so much.
As the Director of Photography of Regent University’s 2015 endowed film, "Ticking Hearts", I am used to managing a large budget. I also have experience dealing with the immense pressure of making a film and directing large crews. Turning the director’s vision into a reality is my job, and I do it well. If you do not have anxiety, it can be difficult for one to understand how intense it can be. I want to walk everyone through that experience. That is an experience that you cannot get any other way. I’m excited!
We hope that you consider being part of the art process yourself, by donating and ultimately making this cinematic gem happen! Remember, any amount helps! If each of us were to give just a little - that would add up to a lot! Thank you for taking your time to hear our student voices! So, would you please help us to continue to push forward in completing our Senior Project and creating impactful art?
- Kris “The Kris Witt” Witt
- Ken Lupp
- Curtis Boggs
- Gary Wilkerson
- Aren Woods
Virginia Beach, VA