Chapman Filmed Entertainment, the micro-budget production company launched by California’s Chapman University, will make thriller Trigger its first production.

The company has optioned a script from Max Enscoe and signed Chapman alumnus Basel Owies to direct. Principle photography is scheduled to begin in late summer in Orange, near Los Angeles.

A character-driven thriller, Trigger is about a father whose life is destroyed in pursuit of a monster and a son trying to unravel his father’s obsession.

The film will be produced by Travis Knox, who handles development and production for Chapman Filmed Entertainment . Bob Yari, William Immerman, Adam Rosenfelt and Brian Pitt will serve as executive producers.