March 30, 2011 5:00pm PT by Borys Kit
Milo Ventimiglia, Sara Paxton Board 'Static'
Heroes' Milo Ventimiglia, Fairly Legal star Sarah Shahi and Sara Paxton (The Last House on the Left) are toplining Static, a 3D supernatural thriller from New Artists Alliance and Caliber Media.
Music video director Todd Levin is helming.
Ventimiglia and Shahi will play a young couple on the verge of divorce and dealing with the loss of their child. Their life is complicated even further by the arrival of a young visitor (Paxton) with supernatural implications.
NAA, founded by Gabriel Cowan and John Suits, specializes in micro-budgeted and small-budgeted films. Their first effort, Breathing Room, was made for under $20,000 and sold to Anchor Bay and 40 international territories. For their horror pic Growth they used Skype to direct actors for a sequence shot in Korea.
Cowan and Suits are using their low-budget expertise to allow for 3D filmmaking and will use a specialized rig they helped design to hold two Sony PMW-F3 cameras.
NAA's Cowan and Suits arranged the financing for Static and will produce the movie alongside Andrew Orci and Kerry Johnson. (Levin, Cowan, Suits, and Orci also co-wrote the script.)
Caliber's Dallas Sonnier, Jack Heller and Jared Schwartz are exec producing. Ventimiglia and his DiVide Pictures producing partner Russ Cundiff are also exec producing.
Ventimiglia, repped by CAA, Management 360 and attorney Jeff Frankel. Shahi is repped by CAA, McKeon Myones Management and attorney Neil Meyer. Paxton is repped by UTA, Stein Management and attorney Allison Binder.