Kent State University Independent Films

Student-made, quality filmmaking.

August 28, 2015

KSU Independent Films Showreel

August 28, 2015


What started out as one student’s project and turned into this phenomenal short film. Unfortunately, we do not have the funds to continue. So, there are no REAL plans to making the feature (yet).

Synopsis: Luke (Matt Weitz) is unlucky in the one thing that matters to him, love. He has a lot of experience in being “just a friend”. His roommate, Nathan, (Brandon Wilkins) wants to help make Nathan a new confident person. Will this work?
Also starring Zoe Abuyuan as Chloe and Jenna Kramer as Alexis.

Directed by: Fred Beery

August 28, 2015

This is Kent

A video tour of all the amazing places near and on Kent State University.

August 28, 2015

Our Voices

“Our Voices” is an annual documentary series about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and how he effected societal progress and activism for the modern world.

(2014), (2015)

August 28, 2015

Freaky Love by Captain Kidd

In collaboration with indie music group, Captain Kidd, KUSIF produced a music video that has won several national awards, including a Telly Award and 1st place at the Broadcast Education Association conference. “Freaky Love” by Captain Kidd. Directed by Tyler Pina.


August 28, 2015

Second Time Around


Synopsis: When Journalism grad student, Austin, is sent back in time 6 years to the start of his freshman year, he decides to use his memories of the future to his advantage, but he quickly finds that the more he changes, the less happens as he remembers.

Created by: Caleb Ference

Produced by: Caleb Ference, Matt Patrunak, Kirsten Charlton, Hannah Raulston


Videos: Episodes PlaylistBehind the Scenes Playlist

Social Media: Twitter and Facebook

August 28, 2015


Coming soon in Fall 2015!

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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