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Static in the Ether

Prominent actress Ava Grant receives bad news. Her latest movie is a flop; her boyfriend sold pictures of her naked to a celebrity gossip web site and a result she is let go from her upcoming movie role. Encouraged by her agent, Ava takes a trip to reconnect with a long lost love.

Former heart throb Benson Powell can't handle the loss of fame. Down on his luck, he fails to rob a bank. Desperate for money, Benson sets out to hold up a convenience store.

​Set on a collision course, these two face radical life changes.

  • Matt Jenkins
  • Matt Jenkins
    Rage, Fear, Love
  • Dan Perrin
  • Heather Gilbert
    Key Cast
    "Ava Grant"
  • Dan Perrin
    Key Cast
    "Benson Powell"
  • Keith Pannell
    Key Cast
  • Pat Bishow
    Key Cast
  • Jon Sanborne
    Key Cast
    "Johnny Door Opener"
  • Sylvia Corkill
    Key Cast
    "Daisy Chronicle"
  • Randy Traxler
    Director of Photography
  • Kalen Haynes
    Director of Photography
  • Erica Traxler
    Assistant Director
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  • Runtime:
    37 minutes 21 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 26, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Matt Jenkins

A year after his campy short picture "Mirror Man" was unceremoniously rejected from the Brooklyn Underground Film Festival, Matt received a sincere apology from the festival programmers asking if they could screen this epic. "Static in the Ether" represents this continuation of a love for a good story and producing the best possible movie on a micro budget. Jenkins is known for his independent and minimalist approach to movie-making.

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