Date of Award

Summer 8-2019

Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Film and Theatre


Film and Theatre

Major Professor

Henry Griffin

Second Advisor

Erik Hansen

Third Advisor

Laszlo Fulop



This paper will detail the process of creating and making the film Everything that Shines is not Gold. This paper divides into four parts: writing process, pre-production, production, and postproduction. The first part will touch on how the story came about and the writing process. The second part will cover the pre-production aspects and how I dealt with a strict deadline. Next, I will talk about directing. In the fourth part, I will discuss the long and tiring postproduction workflow. Last, I will reflect on making and what I learned.


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