Date of Award

Spring 2021

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Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts


Writing for the Screen

School or College

School of Film and Television

First Advisor

Patricia K. Meyer


Best friends, Harry and Dave, both come to face their own versions of mid-life crises. Harry is a former hockey player stuck in his glory days, and Dave is a recently divorced, try-hard dad without any glory days. Harry realizes he’s not in the “prime” he thinks he is but still wants another shot at the Olympics, so he decides to trade hockey in for the most exciting and physical sport in the world – Curling. He drags along Dave to form a team of misfits, including the local shuffleboard champ and hairdresser, Ramona, and a high-school janitor, Gail. Under the training of Harry’s former hockey coach, the team combines their surprising strengths and overcome their many weaknesses in order to pursue the Winter Olympics.