You are here

Waking Up White: The Search For Black Happiness

Download pdf | Full Screen View

Date Issued:
2019
Abstract/Description:
Waking Up White (WUW) is a television pilot written, directed and co-produced by Jason D. Gregory serving as part of his thesis requirements for earning a Master of Fine Arts in the Entrepreneurial Digital Cinema program at the University of Central Florida. The project attempts to answer the question (")what if(") by placing the main characters in a (")fish out of water(") scenario. In WUW a Black family wakes up White and has 30 days to determine if they'd rather return to their cultural roots or stick with the (")new skin(") that they are in. Upon awakening to their new reality, the neighborhood that they fled is in the early stages of gentrification and now whatever decision they make not only affects them but also their former community.WUW was produced for $15,000, was shot on location in Central Florida and employed an all Central Florida based cast and crew. This thesis outlines the theories and processes used to bring this project to fruition.
Title: Waking Up White: The Search For Black Happiness.
17 views
8 downloads
Name(s): Gregory, Jason, Author
Mills, Lisa, Committee Chair
Major, Anthony, Committee Member
Peterson, Lisa, Committee Member
Peters, Philip, Committee Member
Raimundi-Ortiz, Wanda, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2019
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Waking Up White (WUW) is a television pilot written, directed and co-produced by Jason D. Gregory serving as part of his thesis requirements for earning a Master of Fine Arts in the Entrepreneurial Digital Cinema program at the University of Central Florida. The project attempts to answer the question (")what if(") by placing the main characters in a (")fish out of water(") scenario. In WUW a Black family wakes up White and has 30 days to determine if they'd rather return to their cultural roots or stick with the (")new skin(") that they are in. Upon awakening to their new reality, the neighborhood that they fled is in the early stages of gentrification and now whatever decision they make not only affects them but also their former community.WUW was produced for $15,000, was shot on location in Central Florida and employed an all Central Florida based cast and crew. This thesis outlines the theories and processes used to bring this project to fruition.
Identifier: CFE0007464 (IID), ucf:52671 (fedora)
Note(s): 2019-05-01
M.F.A.
Arts and Humanities, School of Visual Arts and Design
Masters
This record was generated from author submitted information.
Subject(s): UCF Film Production -- NSCM Film
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0007464
Restrictions on Access: public 2019-05-15
Host Institution: UCF

In Collections