Publication Date

Spring 2018


School of Visual and Performing Arts


Cinematic Arts


Arts and Humanities | Film and Media Studies | Film Production | Screenwriting


The purpose of this creative thesis was to test the difficulties of both directing and acting in a short film at the same time. I began my research by completing three honors petitions that covered this subject and used the information I gained while writing and performing them to inform my decisions while completing the thesis. During pre-production, I prepared for my roles in the film and began to discover the challenges involved. In the production phase, I directed and acted in a short film over the course of five days. This experiment has led me to believe that one must prepare seriously for such an undertaking, as it is not an easy task.