Date of Award

Fall 12-2015

Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Film and Theatre


Film and Theatre

Major Professor

Laszlo Fulop

Second Advisor

Laura Medina

Third Advisor

Florent Retz


This paper will provide a comprehensive account of the making of the University of New Orleans Graduate Thesis film The Cobbler and the Diamond. The first part will cover the filmmaker’s intentions, the development of the story, and the screenwriting process. The second part will break down the preproduction and planning phase, with an emphasis on the collaborations between the director and other members of the film’s cast, crew, and other concerned parties. The third part will describe the seven-day shoot of The Cobbler and the Diamond, the fourth will cover post production, and the fifth and final part will evaluate the success of the finished work, both as a fulfillment of the initial intentions of the filmmaker, and as a work of art in its own right.


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.