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Creative Writing

2014

Syracuse University

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Elsie: A Screenplay, Eileen M. Spath May 2014

Elsie: A Screenplay, Eileen M. Spath

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Elsie is a 57 page, one-hour screenplay. A modern adaptation of a true story, Elsie tells the tale of Elsie Whitman, a young housewife unhappy in her marriage and looking for a way out. When her estranged sister arrives, she finally finds the strength to do the unthinkable.

Our story opens with the arrival of Elsie's sister, Marianne, and the departure of her husband, John. Alone in the house together, the sisters relationship grows complex. Marianne begins to see Peter, a young man with a mysterious past. However, when Elsie is wronged by John, she jumps into bed with ...


How To Be Alice: A Feature-Length Screenplay With Production Package, Alison Joy May 2014

How To Be Alice: A Feature-Length Screenplay With Production Package, Alison Joy

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

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 ...