Chad Plunkett, one of five recipients of the 2006 Inside Self-Storage Scholarship Program, in December graduated from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Fla., receiving his bachelor’s degree in just 21 months. Now he’s busy pursuing his dream of becoming a filmmaker.
Twenty-two-year-old Plunkett is the son of Charles Plunkett, owner and president of Capco Steel Inc. and Artistic Builders Inc. Capco designs, supplies and erects self-storage and other metal buildings. Artistic is a general contracting company.
Plunkett’s film-based accomplishments include production of a movie demonstrating the step-by-step construction of a five-story self-storage building that was shown at past tradeshows of the Self Storage Association and Texas Self Storage Association. He won an award for “Best Action Film” in a Florida film festival during his time at Full Sail, and worked on the Joey Page music video, “Girl Who Understands Me,” which was picked up by Disney and due to release this month. Plunkett’s most recently worked as an intern on the independent film “Pastor Shepard,” due for release in 2010. Starring Danny Trejo, the movie was shot in Wimberly, Texas.
Plunkett currently operates cameras for a national company that produces live events and conventions. He hopes to work with the company in Texas for a year and then transfer to Los Angeles. He is listed on the International Movie Data Base which, in the film industry, is known as “making the list.”