Pilot Premiering the Mammoth Film Festival

Trending, asks what are the consequences of pushing technology to the limits. And, are there any limits, after all?

Logline: Brazenly breaking all the barriers of technology, a tech wizard sends a social media star inside the Internet. Pursued by the feds, hackers, and an insatiable viewing public, she discovers clues about her past.


Chad Shannon


Caroline Collins


Chad Shannon


Chad Shannon, George Shannon, Catherine Dawgert


Allyson R. Hood, Patrick Jordan, Brian Staggers, Aaron Kleiber, Mary Kay Riley

About the Director

Chad Shannon
- 27mm Films -

After 15 years in the law, Chad started his film career three years ago as the Writer and Director of the short film, The Nature of Things”, which secured a Best Actress win for the role of Ashley Bramble in the Pittsburgh UNCUT film festival in 2016. In addition to writing and directing the television pilot “#Trending”,  Chad also served as a Co-Writer and Artistic Director for the short film, “This is How We Roll”, which has appeared in a number of film festivals. In addition to making films, Chad provides writing and story consulting services for a wide variety of clients. Chad lives in Pittsburgh with his wonderful wife, Catherine and their incredible dog Stella.