Date of Award

Spring 5-18-2019

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts



First Advisor

William Arscott

Second Advisor

Ron King

Third Advisor

Wesley Berg

Fourth Advisor

Steven Marsden


This thesis will recount the making of the feature film Mom’s Money which I produced, edited, wrote and directed. My influences on the story and visual style of the film will be discussed as well as my prior work and the way those combined forces drew me to make this film. Breaking this into the three stages of filmmaking- Production, Pre-Production and Post Production- I will explore the film from its conception to its completion. The collaborative nature of filmmaking and the way the particular collaborators I had on this film gave me an advantage (while still providing an occasional challenge) over past features in the cinematography program. The two parallel threads of the themes I explore in this film and the collaborative process of making the film will provide the narrative spine of this thesis.

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