Date of Award

Spring 5-2020

Degree Type


Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0 International License.

Degree Name


Degree Program

Film and Theatre


Film and Theatre

Major Professor

Laszlo Fulop

Second Advisor

Aaron Rushin

Third Advisor

Henry Griffin


When I came up with the idea for The Way Home, I intended to make a film that mirrored the relationship I have with my own father. I wanted to create a film that showed a dysfunctional family that is finally brought together by the death of the glue that held it together. To do that, I had to examine my own family. I believe the best stories to tell are ones that are personal and raw.

This paper will examine the journey I undertook to make this story. I will provide a script analysis, look at the process of production of the film, and look at key aspects of the film, specifically the screenwriting, the cinematography, the directing and acting, and the editing of the film. I intend to highlight the successes of the film as well as the flaws, what worked and what did not.

Total Run Time


Film Format


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