• 2016: A Character Journey

      Bloomfield, Georgina Kate (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      It has always been standard practice for protagonists in screenplays to develop over the course of the story. The character development is even more significant in character arc centred stories, in which the protagonist ...
    • All Roads

      Singh, Sondiyp (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      This thesis consists of practice-led research in the form of a full-length script for a feature film; plus a 6000-word exegesis. A summary of the script is as follows: 7 years after a life-changing festival, five old ...
    • Angel's Trumpet

      Clay, Ida Marama (Auckland University of Technology, 2017)
      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, ...
    • Bottle Money and, The Audience’s Expectations of the Mystery Drama

      Tyler, Rebekah Emily (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      The objective of my exegesis is twofold. Firstly I want to explore the key elements of the mystery drama in an attempt to write a screenplay that lives up to the expectations of the genre’s audience because, “constant ...
    • Casting Off

      Lees, Susanne (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      This thesis consists of a full-length screenplay for a feature film called Casting Off. A summary of the screenplay is as follows: For the last 25 years, Kiwi Elle has half slumbered through Asian Capitals, setting up ...
    • Change in Seasons

      Kim, Maria (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      My project aims to address the research question of whether or not the central relationship in a film draws out change from both characters and solves the unresolved conflicts within each of them. When summarized, the ...
    • The Coffin Club

      Newborn, Emma Kara (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      This thesis consists of a full-length screenplay for a feature film. 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 ...
    • Cold Water

      Johnstone, Amy (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      This thesis consists of practice-led research in the form of a full-length script for a feature film; plus a 6000-word essay (exegesis). A summary of the script is as follows: Heidi Walters often thinks with her heart ...
    • Confronting the Complex Nature of Screenwriting While Developing My Screenplay, Little Bird, From First to Second Draft

      Michelle, Nicola (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      Little Bird is an 91 page, feature-length screenplay, small-town crime drama based around a local family. The story focuses on Lexie, 20, who believes she has shot and killed a local woman, Jules, during the town’s annual ...
    • The Dystopian Hunger & Other Games

      Myers, Esmée (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      The Dystopian Hunger & Other Games is an exegesis that takes an auto-ethnographical approach to my creative work, Mindless. My exegesis investigates the expectations of its contemporary audience in films of the same genre. ...
    • Faith - a Feature Film

      Barooah, Sukanya (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      This thesis consists of a full-length screenplay for a feature film. A summary of the screenplay is as follows: Sixteen Years ago, while eluding school punishments, Neev (10) and Ray (10) gets lost in the woods. In the ...
    • Fantasy: A Journey Through The Genre

      Kaur, Aradhna (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      This project looks at the creation of a fantasy world and the fantasy genre in films, and analyses it as a whole. The fantasy genre is often seen as a means of escapism and is many times overlooked in terms of storytelling. ...
    • Genre analysis

      Black, Loren (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      In this exploration of Genre, I will explore the ways in which my screenplay ‘Like what’ resembles past productions and discuss the ways in which it offers a fresh perspective for modern day audiences. In part one I will ...
    • Girl on Fire and Extended Adolescence

      Hannam, Jessica (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      Life in Silicon Valley for 24-year-old commitment-phobe Tessa is a lot more work than play. Coming home to Hamilton, New Zealand for the first time in six years, Tessa plans to lay low for the holidays in the town where ...
    • Gone Mermaid

      Yan, Chengye (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      This thesis consists of practice-led research in the form of a full-length script for a feature film; plus a 6000-word essay (exegesis). The script is framed by an Exegesis which is a 6000-word essay on the subject of: (a) ...
    • ICENI

      Cooper, Jillian (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      This thesis consists of practice–led research in the form of a full-length script for a feature film; plus a 6,000-word essay (exegesis). A summary of the script is as follows: It is AD 61 and Rome rules the tribes of ...
    • In the Dog Box

      Gladstone-Gallagher, Anya (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
    • La Grand Fromage

      Nicholls, Christopher (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      This thesis consists of practice-led research in the form of a full-length script for a feature film; plus a 6000-word essay (exegesis). The script is framed by an Exegesis which is a 6000-word essay on the subject ...
    • Letting Go of Millie

      Brown, Lindsey (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      This thesis consists of a full-length script for a play for the theatre. A summary of the play is as follows: Letting Go Of Millie is set over a long weekend at a glamping tent site about 1 hour north of Auckland, NZ. ...
    • A Little Bitchy Faith

      Hotere, Tatiana (Auckland University of Technology, 2017)
      This Thesis consists of a full-length screenplay for a feature film. A summary of the screenplay is as follows: Have been awarded Sydney Fashion Blog of the year, and engaged to her hot Maori fiancé, Nui, flamboyant ...