With scholarship offers from every Division 1 school and every sports media outlet crowning him the next "Chosen One", high school basketball star Hakeem Hamilton is proving to have one of the most hyped careers in basketball history. But with the biggest game of his young career conflicting with the support of his younger sister, Hakeem struggles to make his own decisions under the shadow of his parents.
All donations will go towards the following:
Location (permits, insurance, transportation, etc.)
Casting (casting director, talent and extras, studio teacher, etc.)
Rentals (camera, audio, grip and electric, expendables, etc.)
Art (production design, wardrobe, hair and makeup, etc.)
Catering and Craft Services (to feed our hardworking cast and crew!)
COVID Enforcement (PPE, cleaning supplies, testing, etc.)
... and so much more!
*ALL DONATIONS ARE 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE. THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY NORTHRIDGE FOUNDATION IS A CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION 501 (C)(3) PUBLIC BENEFIT CALIFORNIA CORPORATION.*
Meet the Crew
Writer and Director | Jerald Flowers
Producer | Aedan Molina
Producer | Kendall Veatch
Producer | Priscilla Hernandez
Script Supervisor | Charlie Hulse
1st Assistant Director | Hunter Sweeney
2nd Assistant Director | Vito Lyles
2nd 2nd Assistant Director | Nick Sherman
Production Assistant | Josh Mortenson
Studio Teacher | Bethany Hagen
Director of Photography | James Leong
1st Assistant Camera | Ewan McNeil
2nd Assistant Camera | Joanna Zhang
Camera Operator | Nicholas Talarico
DIT | Andrew Kowalski
BTS Videographer | Arshak Berberyan
Gaffer | Zan Cullen
Key Grip | Christian Hernández-Salcedo
Best Boy Electric | Evan Farnsworth
Grip | Hye Young Ra
Grip | Kion Khosravi
Production Sound Mixer | Arthur Tran
Boom Operator | Derrick Jow
Sound Utility | Blake Emerson
Supervising Sound Editor | Aedan Molina
Re-Recording Mixer | Lexi Sakugawa
Sound Editor | Charlie Hulse
Music Producer | Mai Ankri
Editor | Savannah Kelmanson
Editor | Clarissa Ayala
Assistant Editor | Daylon Cooper
Production Designer | Lexi Sakugawa
Graphic Designer | Joshua Nicolas
Hair & Makeup | Shawn
Wardrobe | Nate Collier
Art Production Assistant | Jocelyn Cho
Casting Director | Kerry Barker
Still Want To Help?
It would be a huge help to our project by sharing our donation page and our instagram account (<— clickable link) with your friends, family, coworkers, basketball team, and anyone who would love to help!
Thank you so much for your interest in our film! We want to make it to the best of our ability, and we can only achieve that with your generous donations. Now go and make that half-court shot, you got this! ;)
You took the shot and made it, WOOHOO! Thanks for donating and helping Hakeem's story come alive!
SWISH! You just made the game winning 3! From the entire cast and crew, your contribution is greatly appreciated!
Be featured as a shoutout on our Instagram story! Don't forget to follow us @5starthesisfilm to see you name shine!
Your name will be listed in the ‘Special Thanks’ section of the credits.
We will ship you a signed and production used basketball jersey from the opposing team in '5 Star'!!!
We will ship you a signed and production used basketball jersey from Hakeem's team in '5 Star'!!!
The entire crew send you a special thank you after the shoot!
You will be credited as an Executive Producer in the credits of ‘5 Star’. *Includes previous tiers. Restricted to one (1) jersey.*