Date of Award

Fall 12-2015

Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Film and Theatre


Film and Theatre

Major Professor

Retz, Danny

Second Advisor

Griffin, Henry

Third Advisor

Overton, John


This document gives an account of my artistic efforts in creating my thesis film Fathers and Sons. This document includes sections that cover the writing, casting, production design, principal photography, and editing of my film. I give special attention to the writing process in Chapter 2, because of its personal significance to my growth as a filmmaker. This chapter details the evolution of my original story concept from a drama to a comedy. The ultimate goal of my film was to create a personal work of art. This document self-reflects on how well I was able to achieve this goal, and what I learned along the way.


The University of New Orleans and its agents retain the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible this dissertation or thesis in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. The author retains all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis or dissertation.


A copy of the thesis film is housed in the UNO Library.