Paranoid- Short Film


Paranoid is a story about a 17 year old younger brother Charlie, whose life is thrown out of balance when he witnesses his older brother Jake’s unexpected psychotic episode. In the aftermath, Charlie must come to terms with Jake's mental illness after learning that he is Schizophrenic.

 Paranoid is based on the screenwriter Jordan's personal experience with her older brother. She never thought that she would be in the position of harm from her own sibling. But even after witnessing such an unexpected psychotic episode, she knew that she needed to support, accept, and love her brother regardless of his mental condition. "When I sat down to write the script, my overall goal was to educate people more about schizophrenia, as well as send a message that having a mental illness should never define a person." -Jordan Krekorian. 

Your Contribution 

Your contribution will help us make this film come to life, raise awareness to the ones who suffer with Schizophrenia, and help spread a positive message of trust, love, and acceptance in our society. 

Your support in any way possible will make this film become a reality. Your donation to this project will bring us one step closer to our goal!

Also, you can benefit from the awesome perks listed:

$10 Thank you notification and social media updates

Thanks for donating! Stay tuned! We're excited to keep you up-to-date on our journey via Facebook and Instagram @shortfilmparanoid

$25 BTS Photo from Set Signed by the Director

Get up close and personal! In addition to previous incentives, you will receive a photo taken by our awesome BTS photographer on set AND have it signed by our Director, Giorgio Khachwajian.

$50 Name in the Credits
See your name on the big screen! In addition to previous incentives, our film is going to be screened in a real theater and your name will be attached to the credits with a thank you.

$100 Digital Copy of film

In addition to previous incentives, we're thrilled to grant you digital access to our film after it's premiere.

$200 Shooting Script and Thank You letter

In addition to previous incentives, you will receive a personal letter from the director attached to copy of the script.

$500 Associate Producer Credit
You're officially an associate producer on Paranoid! Check out your name in the credits and look forward to receiving all previous incentives.

$1000 Come on set

Get in on the action! In addition to previous incentives, you will be able to come on and experience Paranoid for yourself! 

You can also show your support to the project by spreading the word to friends and family. 

Where will the money go? 


Our cinematographer Enrique de la Garza believes that in order to do this film justice, the audience must experience and feel the story's emotional tone through the use of anamorphic lenses with the brain of the beautiful Alexa Mini camera. Therefore, camera equipment rental and gear will be taking up to $1,800 of our budget. 


In order to make this film feel and look the way it was written, we set out to find and rent the perfect fully furnished family home. 


Behind the scenes of every film, it takes a large team of hardworking and motivated talented individuals to contribute their time and commitment on set. Therefore, providing them with nutritious food will keep them active and ready. 

Post Production

Music and Sound Design are one of the most powerful tools to convey mood in a film. That is why a portion of the funds will go towards creating the perfect score, so that the audience can feel the emotions of the characters in the film.  
Our Awesome Team
Dylan Harris as CHARLIE
Zachary Allan as JAKE
Matthew Rhodes as DAN


Director: Giorgio Khachwajian

Producer: Iain Gayley

Writer: Jordan Krekorian 

Casting Director: Rachel Wilke

1st AD: Samantha Carroll

2nd AD: William Crouch

Editor: Jeb Burroughs

Cinematographer: Enrique de la Garza

1st AC: Jenna Huskission

2nd AC: Kevin Pontrelli

Camera Utility: Jack Larkin

Key Grip: Jack Mullinkosson

Grip: Kyle Naftel and Will Amman

BBE: Austin Zollars

Electric: Bella Standt and Micheael Shusterman

Location Managers: Noah Kovalick and Reese Dizon
Production Manager: Mitch Martino

Production Designer: Nikki Reifler

Set Dresser: Michelle Separzadeh

Art PA: Billy Benjamin

Sound Mixer: Chuck Hua

Boom Op: Noah Kovalick

Colorist: Dylan Hageman

DIT: Liam Tangum

Teaser Credits:
Cast: Dylan Harris

Cinematography: Enrique de la Garza

Gaffer: Annie Liu

Editor: Jeb Burroughs

Music and Sound Design: Giorgio Khachwajian and Sani Baladi.
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Organizer and beneficiary

Giorgio Khachwajian 
Orange, CA
Iain Gayley 
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