Honors Capstone Project
Date of Submission
Keith Giglio Assistant Professor, Television/Radio/Film
Evan Smith Professor, Television/Radio/Film
Capstone Prize Winner
Won Capstone Funding
Fiction | Film and Media Studies | Playwriting | Radio | Television
This Capstone consists of a feature-length dramatic screenplay of 110 pages along with a production package including schedule and budget. The production documents, created using Movie Magic software, detail a shooting schedule of 21 days and a budget of $890,979.
The film centers on a successful magazine editor who loses her job and her fiancé in the same day. Professionally disgraced, financially stunted, and unexpectedly hearbroken, she is forced to take on a “How To” blogging gig to pay the bills while she gets back on her feet. She begrudgingly accepts mentorship from an eccentric older neighbor to help her along the way, but what begins as a peculiar pairing becomes a deep friendship that challenges her intrinsic understanding of what it means to be successful.
Developed from many of my own experiences, this film seeks to give attention to the female gaze, allowing powerful women to command the audience’s attention.
Joy, Alison, "How To Be Alice: A Feature-Length Screenplay with Production Package" (2014). Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects. 720.
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