Date of Award

Spring 5-2018

Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Film and Theatre


Film and Theatre

Major Professor

Henry Griffin

Second Advisor

Florent "Danny" Retz

Third Advisor

Angela Catalano


In this thesis paper, I will detail the making of Camp Shakespeare For Young Performing Artists, my final graduate short film at the University of New Orleans, from its inception as a script to its final form as a finished short film. In Part One I will examine the personal and cultural influences that led me to develop the script. Part Two will review the pre-production process – how my collaborators and I prepared for the shoot. In Part Three I will scrutinize the day-to-day process of filming. Part Four will chart the post-production process in which the film took its final shape. Finally, I will conclude with an analysis of whether the film met the goals I set for it along with my own successes and failures as a filmmaker and leader of a creative team.


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