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Date of Submission


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Film Studies

Reader 1

Nicholas Warner

Reader 2

Kevin Moffett

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Log-line for thesis film: Two outlaws escape to the mountains and split their ill-gotten gains. As friendship turns into betrayal, they come to realise they aren't the only devils on the mountain.


This film is a product of over a year's worth of conversations, visualisations, and planning. I wrote the script, located my actors, directed the project on location, edited the shots, and financed the film with my own money. The biggest costs were acquiring the right costumes, the right props, scouting and driving a whole film crew up to an optimal location in Joshua tree, and feeding them once we arrived. All of this couldn't have been done without the help of my producer, Paris Masiel. I'm thankful to him and everyone else who was a part of the film crew.

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