Date of Award

Spring 5-19-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Departments/Programs

Film and Media Studies

First Advisor

Kelly Anderson

Second Advisor

Andrew Lund

Abstract

The Life of Dan is a hybrid film about the complications of brotherly love and working through the horrors of the past. The film explores past traumas between brothers Dan and Jeremy through their shared love of horror films. As they work through unsettled moments from their childhoods, building towards Dan’s temporary hospitalization, the documentary transforms into a horror film about mental illness and traumatic memory.

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