Kent State University Independent Films

Student-made, quality filmmaking.

October 07, 2015

Tascam Training

Want to learn how to record the best quality audio when you’re out in the field?

Join us on Oct 22nd to learn the basics on how to use professional audio equipment!

This workshop will be taught by Unlucky’s amazing Sound Mixer, David Sorboro!

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August 28, 2015

Unlucky (2016)

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“Unlucky” (2016) is KSUIF’s fourth feature length film. It is currently in post-production, and is set to premier in Spring 2016.

Synopsis: When boy and girl fall in love at first sight, it’s not always as magical as a fairy tale. Without even learning her name, Sam must face unlucky situations in order to reunite with his love before it’s too late.

Written by: Nathan Mitchell.

Directed by: Buddy Candela and Keegan Larwin.

Trailer: Coming soon!


For cast interviews and behind the scenes videos, check out the Unlucky YouTube playlist! (click here)

Social Media: Twitter and Facebook

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August 28, 2015

Hell at Heathridge (2013)

“Hell at Heathridge” (2013) is KSUIF’s third feature film. Now available in Family Video and on DVD.

Synopsis: Money and fame comes with a deadly price when a group of Heathridge University students take on the project of reenacting a grisly murder suicide that occurred on campus 20 years prior. Ignoring the constant warnings from the only survivor, these students are unaware of how close they walk on the edge of evil and darkness. Unfortunate events follow as these actors prepare for the show of their lives, and they begin to realize one thing… Evil is real.

Written by: Bryan Kelly

Directed by: Caroline Abbey and Tyler Pina


For cast interviews and behind the scenes videos, check out the Hell at Heathridge YouTube playlist! (click here)

Social Media: Twitter and Facebook

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August 28, 2015

Research: The Musical (2011)

“Research:The Musical” (2011) is KSUIF’s second feature film. Available on DVD.

Synopsis: An eclectic group of biology students must complete their summer internships with a wacky professor, romance, and stolen teddy bears.

Written by: Todd Corcoran, Tony Hartman, and Stephen Vanderpool

Directed by: Stephen Vanderpool and Qiqige Zhang


Go to the YouTube Playlist for behind the scenes videos!

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August 28, 2015

Breaking News (2010)


“Breaking News” (2010) is KSUIF’s very first feature length film. Available on DVD.

Synopsis: Struggling to put his past life as a professional fighter behind him, college professor Paul Exum reluctantly agrees to train a group of his students in martial arts. Things go well until an ambitious young journalist begins following the group around. When a rash of violent crimes begin plaguing the campus, it’s up to Exum to figure out who’s behind all of it.

Written by: Kelley Thewlis, Jocelyn Rueiheb, and Lenora Pace

Directed by: Kelley Thewlis

Check out the YouTube Playlist for behind the scenes videos!