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Star Students

Star Students is a dystopian satire where Gene, a timid highschooler, in order to give the other students perfect scores, is selected at random by, Jordan, a sassy jock, to kill herself. She must demolish Jordan's deadly system or she will be forced to take her own life.

  • Truman Matheny
    Director
    As Summer Ends, Stage 7: Acceptance
  • Truman Matheny
    Writer
    As Summer Ends, Stage 7: Acceptance
  • Chelsea Pham
    Producer
  • Malia Arreola
    Key Cast
    "Gene"
  • Pranav Mysore
    Key Cast
    "Jordan"
  • Rob Love
    Key Cast
    "Dad"
  • Michael Magarahan
    Cinematographer
  • Melissa Cruz
    Editor
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 21, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - SCAD
Director Biography - Truman Matheny

Truman is a Writer/Director and SCAD Alum from Austin, Texas. Using a Jewish irreverent sense of humor, he has written two feature films, three pilots, as well as countless short films and sketches. Currently, he is submitting his first feature film (a documentary), a horror screenplay, and two comedy shorts to festivals. All of these projects were completed while taking a full course load, working two jobs, and still finding time to be in an award-winning local band. Truman is currently working on his second feature film and aspiring to be the Goldilocks of pretentiousness.

Likes: Mondays

Dislikes: lasagna

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Director Statement

The intense amount of pressure put on students is causing a mental health epidemic that is left untreated and glorified.