Title

Desperado​: Hyperlink Cinema as a Springboard for Societal Critique

Date of Completion

4-30-2018

Degree Type

Honors Thesis - Campus Access

Discipline

Film and Television Production (PROD)

First Advisor

Joseph Todd Walker

Abstract

To fully engage with the discourse surrounding the genre of hyperlink cinema, I intend to create my own original cinematic work to participate in this notion of creating detailed, transcendent character mosaics that explore the commonalities between different people. I have thus written Desperado, which will be my senior thesis project at Loyola Marymount University's School of Film and Television. It will be a fifteen-minute short film set and shot on location in Los Angeles, California.

Desperado is a story about the loss of innocence. It explores how growing up amidst crime and societal instability affects different people, whether they’re 10, 25 or 50 years old--and highlights the effects of chance, circumstance and coincidence on interpersonal relationships.

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