Atlanta, Jan. 19, 2023 — The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and Southbox Entertainment and FilmHedge founder Jon Gosier (B.F.A. sequential art) announced today a new partnership as part of the university’s innovative SCADpro program. Gosier’s upcoming action-thriller Collateral Data will be the first feature film shot on the university’s newest LED volume stage, which launched in September 2022 at SCAD Atlanta’s recently expanded SCAD Digital Media Center.
Based on Code Switch, a personal memoir about hip-hop, hackers, and Africa’s tech revolution, Gosier’s original screenplay Collateral Data examines the effects of data on privacy, public safety, and philanthropy. His screenplay caught the attention of Emmy Award-winning producer Chris De La Torre (The Square, The Great Hack), who has joined the production team that also includes Gosier, Cassidy Rast, and Jason Corder. The film will begin shooting on SCAD Atlanta’s LED volume stage this summer, with current SCAD students getting hands-on experience as part of the program.