Honors Program Theses


Open Access Honors Program Thesis

First Advisor

Francesca Soans


One reason is that the project provides a creative outlet for all of the different skills and knowledge learned through my Electronic Media and Film Studies courses. Such learned skills include the process of adapting a previously written short story into a screenplay, directing actors and a production crew through the various stages of producing a short film, and researching various modes of film distribution. A large portion of my Film Studies minor incorporates theory on the aesthetics of filmmaking, i.e. how storytelling in film is different from poetry or novels. My project will elucidate some of those aesthetics, such as storytelling and thematic elements.

Secondly, the project is a method for me to investigate the film industry. The project will provide insight into a prospective career path. The processes and methods used throughout the production of the short film should allow me to delineate a possible future career. Along with insight, the short film will be an addition to my demo reel shown to prospective employers.

Year of Submission



Department of Communication and Media

University Honors Designation

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors


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