Producing a Dream: Goonies in Agony, A Short Film

Goonies In Agony serves as a cautionary tale for how you deal with the struggles involving mental health. There isn’t a right or wrong answer on how depression is handled, but it’s important to handle it in your own way compared to ignoring the struggles. Goonies In Agony is the story of two young men, and how they choose to deal with their own unique struggles.

Maximillian Wood is a Raleigh based filmmaker and podcast host. Max enjoys writing and directing films that bring his voice and passions to life and to the forefront. He believes that every story is worth telling.

Creating a film is one of the most fulfilling experiences in life, however it’s also an expensive experience. Production costs include the remaining camera equipment, transportation &
housing for talent, sound & music mixing, securing location to film, craft, and distribution fees for film festivals. In order to bring this unique and personal film to life, we're asking for your help in raising $4,500.

Director’s statement - Since age 11, I’ve been obsessed with picking up a camera and being able to express myself through whatever aspect ratio. Thirteen years later, that obsession has only continued to grow.

Throughout the last three years under Galaxy Of Film, I’ve met countless people who have changed my life on this journey. From colleagues like Danilo Wyatt, podcast hosts like Brian Malone, actors like Nijal Morgan, and celebrity guests like Uwe Boll, everybody we’ve come across and worked with has been such a blessing. Together we’ve been able to release over 140 episodes of our weekly film podcast, several short films across all three of our state wide divisions, and countless memories.

Goonies In Agony is underway in pre-production. We will be shooting this November and December. We’re in the final phases of casting and location scouting.

Truly any and all contributions help this project immensely. Sharing this post helps, and supporting us by watching and listening to our content helps!

A special thank you to all of my incredible colleagues, friends, family, and audience members for the endless support throughout the years. Words can not express how much all of you mean to me. My career wouldn’t be possible without each and every one of you.

Alright, let’s make a movie!

Meet the creative team:

Maximillian Wood - Writer & Director
Max Wood, native to the city of dreamers, Fayetteville, NC, is an upcoming director and writer under Galaxy Of Film. With over 13 years of video experience, he has brought filmmaking to the forefront of Galaxy Of Film, which started as a weekly film discussion podcast. His credits include “Like A Surgeon.”, “Distinguished” and “No Vex”.

Mason Conrad - Director Of Photography
Mason Conrad is a versatile creative professional, excelling as a freelance graphic designer and video editor. With a keen eye for visual aesthetics and a passion for storytelling, he brings a unique blend of skills to every project, delivering compelling and impactful visual content.

Naima Said - Producer
Naima Said, a Palestinian/Italian/American Film/TV & Theatre actor, director, & writer. She is a UNCG theatre graduate, & host of Heeere’s NeeNee! Horror Movie Podcast. She was also featured in the Galaxy Of Film production “No Vex”.

Joshua Campbell - Producer
Joshua Campbell (Josh) is a goal oriented individual. He is a Technician Support Center Supervisor day to day and a spontaneous yet driven entrepreneur at heart. Josh is focused on mental health support and healing along with being a positive light to others.

Meet the talent:

John'azi Bobbitt - Bucky
Johna’zi attends NCC, and is well involved with their theater department. Being in productions such as the musical, The Color Purple, he is also a writer and has self-published several comics, such as The Man Who Became a Ghost.

Farhan Chowdhury - William
Farhan is an actor based out of Raleigh and has played wide-ranging roles from southern cult follower, to a Jim Morrison shaman imitator. He has been working primarily in TV/Film. He started his career in 2023, and is looking forward to the future of his career!

Nijal Morgan - The Bartender
Nijal is an actor based out of Raleigh, NC. He is incredibly passionate about the craft and is looking to leave my mark on it.
Nijal has also been featured in the Galaxy Of Film productions "Like A Surgeon.", "Distinguished" and "No Vex".

Chris J Sorrentino - The Gas Station Clerk
Comedian/Performer from Staten Island, NYC.
Co-host of the Super Live Adventure comedy podcast, creator/producer/co-star of the Fart Party YouTube comedy show, and performer in the Impractical Jokers Staff Infection/Sweet Treats live show.
Chris has appeared on TruTV’s Impractical Jokers, Discovery’s Growing Belushi, TBS’ Misery Index, and is featured in several Northwell Health commercials.

Production Crew
● Director & Writer - Maximillian Wood
● Director of Photography - Mason Conrad
● Producer - Naima Said
● Producer - Joshua Campbell
● Production Designer - Kaleb Wilkes
● Production Assistants - Kaleb Wilkes, Nick “The Nugget” Sirois, Drake Gomez, Demi Macadam

Post Production Crew
● Editor - Brandon Messina
● Colorist - Isaiah Terry
● Music - Tyler Jansen, Dakari Holder
● Music Producer - Andy Pow
● Graphic Design - Yates Weaver
● Graphic Design - Mason Conrad | MC Media

Donations (11)

  • Jake Limone
    • $30 
    • 1 d
  • Harold Dyson
    • $30 
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  • Harold Dyson
    • $10 
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  • John Szeluga
    • $25 
    • 14 d
  • Chris Sorrentino
    • $25 
    • 22 d


Max Wood
Raleigh, NC

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