Date of Award

Spring 5-2019

Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Film and Theatre


Film and Theatre

Major Professor

James Roe

Second Advisor

Erik Hansen

Third Advisor

Laszlo Fulop


In this paper I will discuss the making of the short film, The Piñata, from its inception to its path of being submitted to festivals. I will discuss the steps taken to complete the processes of development, pre-production, production, and post-production. In each section of this document I will relay the decisions I made during my experience being the producer, writer, director, editor, and casting director of The Piñata.


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