Keywords

Film, digital, director, producer, distribution, pre production, post production, production, development, green, environment

Abstract

Theodore Is Dying is a feature length film written and directed by Ryan Ceri Pomeranz. It was undertaken as a partial fulfillment of the requirements to receive a Master of Fine Arts in Film and Digital Media from the Department of Film in the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Central Florida. The film aims to explore both the immediate and the long-term effects of choices made by four people at specific moments of demarcation in their lives. Structurally, the film is presented in an episodic and non- linear style that attempts to examine each protagonist’s own set of conflicts, while simultaneously exposing how the choices they make affect one another. The film’s production presented many unique challenges to our producing team, cast and crew such as shooting on location in Scranton, Pennsylvania, over one thousand miles from home and figuring out where to allocate funds from our “ultra-low” budget. These challenges were met head on and often times acted as catalysts for rethinking the way that films at our budget level could be produced. As a result, the following account of the making of Theodore Is Dying, from development through distribution, aims to contribute these ideas to the larger conversation about the role of Ultra-Low Budget Filmmaking in the modern filmmaking landscape

Notes

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Graduation Date

2013

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Stoeckl, Ula

Degree

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

College

College of Arts and Humanities

Department

Visual Arts and Design

Degree Program

Film; Entrepreneurial Digital Cinema

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0004737

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0004737

Language

English

Release Date

May 2013

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Subjects

Arts and Humanities -- Dissertations, Academic, Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Humanities

Restricted to the UCF community until May 2013; it will then be open access.

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