When I Wake

Date of Award

Spring 5-23-2019

Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Film and Theatre


Film and Theatre

Major Professor

Erik Hansen

Second Advisor

James Roe

Third Advisor

John Hampton Overton


This paper sets out to detail the making of When I Wake with specific attention being paid to the mental processes of, the author, Summer Pierce throughout the undertaking. The paper, much like the filmmaking process, will discuss in succession the inspirations for the film, pre-production formulations, production of the film, post-production procedures, and analysis thereof.


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