Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Film, Theatre & Communication Arts


Film, Theatre, and Communication Arts

Major Professor

Hank, J. Stephen

Second Advisor

Overton, John Hampton

Third Advisor

Racine, Robert


This paper is an examination of the production of the thesis film The Confessional. Each of the key areas of the production are examined, including the writing, directing, production design, cinematography, editing, sound, and technology. In each of these areas, many choices came together to form the final version of the film. The paper also includes an analysis of the success of these decisions, based on research and audience feedback.


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