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 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.
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
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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