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Theodore is Dying: Production of the Feature Film from Development Through Distribution

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Date Issued:
2013
Abstract/Description:
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 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 era.
Title: Theodore is Dying: Production of the Feature Film from Development Through Distribution.
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Name(s): Pomeranz, Ryan, Author
Stoeckl, Ula, Committee Chair
Peterson, Lisa, Committee Member
Schlow, Stephen, Committee Member
, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: 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 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 era.
Identifier: CFE0004737 (IID), ucf:49846 (fedora)
Note(s): 2013-05-01
M.F.A.
Arts and Humanities, Visual Arts and Design, Schl of
Masters
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Subject(s): film -- digital -- director -- producer -- distribution -- pre production -- post production -- production -- development -- green -- environment
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0004737
Restrictions on Access: public 2013-05-15
Host Institution: UCF

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