Synesthesia AN IN-depth look at the production of the series



Synesthesia is a short dramedy web series that centers its story around high school senior Zeke Griffiths, who gets selected the chair of his high school's senior prom by his class president, Rick, who has it out for him. Zeke, who attends the fictional Phillip Illwood High School in San Jose, California, is an artist and filmmaker, and as a second-semester senior, he wants to go out with a bang. But planning an event for everyone is difficult enough when your archenemy isn't trying to make you fail.

In the spotlight, Zeke is under pressure like never before, but he tries his best to succeed even with Rick breathing down his neck. Along his journey with his girlfriend Maia and their friends, they find themselves battling with both hatred and love, enemies and friends, and right and wrong.


Actors Briana Grant and Jayson Fabre act in a scene during the first day of shooting.

A calmer, second day of production brings the cast and crew to a private residence in San Jose, California.

Extras can be seen acting in the background as main actors Jayson Fabre, Briana Grant, and Hiwot Dereje act during a school scene.

Actors Adam Katz opens a locker and Matthew Kennedy converses with him during a scene.

Actors Hiwot Dereje and Briana Grant talk during a scene we shot on February 4 at Menlo-Atherton High School.


Some cool stills either from the footage or from BTS footage highlights some of the cooler shooting periods of the days.

1st Assistant Camera Nico Rios slates Scene 3A, Take 2 as actor Matthew Kennedy prepares for his scene.

Director of Photography Mathew Marcum is behind the camera while Sound Mixer David Gelovani holds the boom. Lighting Designer Simon Lee stands in the back supervising Production Assistants Patricia Wei and Greg Gontier as they diffuse the sunlight in the shot. 2nd Assistant Director Diana Magnusson watches the scene and the extras to ensure they are following their blocking.

At the end of the last shot of day 2 of shooting, Director Mayer Adelberg finally breathes a sigh of relief with Production Designer Ayaka Hata, Production Supervisor Thibaut Gontier, and Director of Photography Mathew Marcum.

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