New Artists, Caliber team on ‘Static’

Ventimiglia, Shahi topline 3D thriller

New Artists Alliance and Caliber Media Co. are teaming on 3D thriller “Static,” the feature directorial debut of music video director Todd Levin.

Milo Ventimiglia and Sarah Shahi topline as a young couple on the verge of divorce and dealing with the loss of their child. Their life is complicated further by the arrival of a young visitor — played by Sara Paxton — with supernatural implications.

Production begins this week. Producers are using a specialized camera rig allowing for filming in 3-D on a limited budget.

NAA’s Gabriel Cowan and John Suits arranged the financing for Static and will produce the movie alongside Andrew Orci and Kerry Johnson. Levin, Cowan, Suits, and Orci co-wrote the script.

Caliber’s Dallas Sonnier, Jack Heller and Jared Schwartz will serve as exec producers along with Ventimiglia and his DiVide Pictures producing partner, Russ Cundiff.

NAA and Caliber are touting “Static” as a viable method of micro-budget feature production. “We are proving that a new model works in Hollywood — one in which we are creative collaborators giving young filmmakers anopportunity in a culture that is so exclusive,” Cowan said.

Ventimiglia is repped by CAA, Management 360 and attorney Jeff Frankel. Shahi is represented by CAA, McKeon Myones Management and attorney Neil Meyer. Paxton is represented by UTA, Stein Management and attorney Allison Binder.

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