Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Drama and Communications


Drama and Communications

Major Professor

Hank, J. Stephen

Second Advisor

Jones, David

Third Advisor

Racine, Robert


This thesis documents the production of THE GOLDEN RING, a short narrative film shot on digital video. All the phases of the production, from the writing process through the post-production, are addressed in the thesis. THE GOLDEN RING is a film I wrote and directed. It tells the story of Luke Stevenson, a man who has it all on a material level, but that otherwise has a void in his life. One day something out of the ordinary happens to him. He finds a ring that belonged to a woman he used to be in love with. Now he might have a chance to recover that love and change his life forever. But, will he have the courage of facing the challenge that change represents?


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