The Commodore

Date of Award

Spring 2023

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Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts


Writing for the Screen

School or College

School of Film and Television

First Advisor

Stacy Spruill

Second Advisor

Karol Hoeffner

Third Advisor

Patricia K. Meyer


When an egotistical mob accountant is caught laundering money and his family is threatened, he agrees to infiltrate the Church of Scientology, posing as L. Ron Hubbard reincarnated to recover stolen national security documents. But when he finds himself enjoying his role as their savior, he's torn between protecting his family and embracing life as the Church's messiah.

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