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“The Aventhrope” is a short, fantasy/monster movie about a young monster hunter named Luna (Sasha Faust), and her girlfriend Stelle (Sarah Bastos). When Stelle loses her voice after being mysteriously attacked, Luna takes her obsession with hunting monsters to the next level in an attempt to find the monster she believes attacked her girlfriend. The purpose of this project was to create an engaging, well-crafted, and socially-conscious short film with a limited budget over the course of a single school year by applying the principles of screenwriting and film making, and adapting the genre characteristics of monster movies. The project required multiple stages which include pre-writing, writing multiple drafts of the script and receiving feedback, conducting a literature review to contextualize my project in the realms of short film and monster movies, as well as to research best practices, and then applying my research to the creation of the film through pre-production, production, and post-production. This paper will contextualize “The Aventhrope” in existing literature, describe the creative process of producing the film, and will conclude with a post-mortem delving into the successes, failures, and knowledge gained through the project, as well as opportunities for further improvements to the film in the ongoing creative process.
Wheelock, Robyn, "Film in Practice: The Making of "The Aventhrope," A Short Monster Movie" (2017). Communication Honors Theses. 14.
Appendix B. Freewriting.pdf (531 kB)
Appendix D. Aventhrope Script with Notes.pdf (4028 kB)
Appendix E. Early Storyboard.pdf (613 kB)
Appendix F. Later Storyboard.pdf (299 kB)
Appendix G. Ranch22517.pdf (123 kB)
Appendix H. Editing Chart for Dr. Wilson Scene.pdf (676 kB)