SCAD alum to film directorial debut on university’s new LED volume stage in Atlanta

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.

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Southbox at the Cannes Film Festival 2019

Southbox Ent founder and CEO Jon Gosier and various friends, colleagues, and staff at the Cannes Film Festival

Southbox to Executive Produce Three Film Defiant Slate

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Southbox Entertainment is proud to announce its involvement in a three film executive production and co-financing deal for three films from Eric B. Fleischman’s Defiant Studios. Southbox joins Smith Family Circle, Telepool, and Kodiak Pictures, who previously committed to the deal.

The three films in the slate are: Phobias (Horror), Witch Hunt (Sci-Fi), and Rise (Thriller)

Phobias is five separate stories focused on five patients suffering from extreme phobias at a government testing facility under the supervision of a crazed doctor who wants to weaponize fear for military use. The project brings together five up-and-coming writer/directors, who will helm the individual stories.

Eric Fleischman was a Sundance Film Festival breakout in 2016, when at 26, he made a showing with “Sleight” and “Carnage Park.” His company, Defiant Studios, developed and produced each project. Details on the other two films are forthcoming.