On writing "The death of us"
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This report details the writing and revision process that went into my thesis feature screenplay, The Death of Us, a romantic comedy about a young man who fakes his mother’s death to try to keep his girlfriend from dumping him. I trace my steps from the idea’s conception to the completion of my thesis draft of the screenplay, using the outlines and beat-sheets I created at various stages along the way as examples. I explain the circumstances and inspirations behind The Death of Us, and finally, I attempt to reconcile the giant gap between my original intentions for this script and the final product.