Pay No Mind
For my senior thesis project, I elected to write a feature-length screenplay. The completed script, Pay No Mind, is a fiction piece chronicling one day in the life of a homeless man from the time he wakes up in the morning to the moment when he falls asleep. In addition to serving as an example of dramatic storytelling, I wanted the screenplay to shed light on the issue of homelessness by showing the varied narratives and experiences of individuals who find themselves subject to it. Often in conventional Hollywood cinema the representation of homeless characters is one-dimensional and exaggerated, and the screenplay attempts to fight against these stereotypes by showing a wide range of human experience. The screenplay uses slow pacing and gritty aesthetics to explore feelings of being ignored, being looked at, and being isolated while still being human.
Franklin and Marshall College Archives, Undergraduate Honors Thesis 2015
- F&M Theses Collection