MFA Thesis – Excerpt 14

Evolution of Story

“The past two years [MFA program years] were filled by explorations that helped me find my voice. I started revisiting skills in traditional sculpture, and used those skills to redesign and find my characters. At first, I was falling into the tropes of Hollywood and Disney that I was trying to leave behind. Then, with the guidance and mentoring of Caitlin Kunkel, I turned the 120 page script into a 13 page short film script. And—for the first time in 20 plus years—the story had a title: Traces.”