Date of Award

Spring 5-2014

Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Film and Theatre


Film and Theatre

Major Professor

Laszlo Fulop

Second Advisor

Henry Griffin

Third Advisor

John McGowan-Hartmann


Possessing elements of both dark comedy and dramatic suspense, The Release is the story of Sean Coleman, a young, idealistic documentary filmmaker, who, in fighting for his film's release, discovers that his beliefs may not be as strong as his desire to get what he wants. This paper will examine the total production process that went into the development, creation and finalization of this film.


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