Phil Gunderson Teaches Screenwriting

Date of Completion


Degree Type

Honors Thesis - Campus Access


Film and Television Production (PROD)

First Advisor

Mikael Kreuzriegler


What if the people who are regularly held up as the shining examples of proficiency in a field… actually have no idea what they’re talking about? My film, 'Phil Gunderson Teaches Screenwriting', is a satirical take on a scenario in which a revered screenwriter is in fact an egotistic hack.

Logline: When faced with the crushing realization that he is a hack, a successful, cocky screenwriter must stumble his way through filming a MasterClass without ruining his reputation.