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Clay, Ida Marama
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This thesis consists of a full-length screenplay for a feature film. A summary of the screenplay is as follows: Angel’s Trumpet is a crime drama about a friendship between three young criminals, Pauline, Jacky and Nina, who rob taxi driver’s in Wellington, New Zealand. In the second robbery, Pauline shoots the taxi driver and he dies. Pauline, the leader of the small gang, starts to question her behaviour and out of guilt she makes contact with her victim’s family. Soon after this Pauline and Bilal, the son of her victim, begin a relationship. Pauline is torn between her friends, for whom she feels responsible and her new awareness of her identity. Feeling helpless she watches Jacky become a threat to the public and Nina numb her feelings with drugs and realises that she can’t guide her friends anymore. Jacky starts doing violent robberies and to save her and the public Pauline calls the police. She makes the decision to leave Bilal, knowing that the memory of his father would always stand between them, but she can now accepts who she is and is ready to start a new life. The Thesis is framed by an Exegesis which is a 6000 word essay on the subject of: A) The genre of the Thesis. B) The development process from Synopsis to Second Draft.