Smoke and mirrors : [an honors thesis] (HONRS 499)
This creative project is a short feature film centering on the spiritual journey of a young woman in America. She begins in New York City. After a disturbing dream, she sets off in her car for the West. Along her path, she "discovers" America through a series of encounters with a Divine spirit and nature. Her journey leads her to a hotel in the Midwest, where she takes her own life, in an attempt to escape the charade that her life has become. However, she soon discovers that the path has then only begun, and the afterlife holds for her an equally long road. This film corresponds with my own spiritual journey, as I filmically try to portray a spiritual quest.