WHDL - 00014801
WHDL - 00014801
This thesis described the development and production of Weeds, a short experimental film. The researcher narrated the pre-production, production, and post-production of the film and applied the necessary communication elements. The film was about Diego who represented two Diegos in two parallel lifetimes that transcended along the spiritual and the physical world experiences. It was after graduation from college when they got entangled with a threatening reality that was rooted from their relationship with a beautiful woman. When it was time for them to have the test as a simple requirement for applying to a call center job, they both found out that they were contracted with HIV/AIDS. In the midst of hopelessness, one was doomed to the eternal while the other found redemption. The one who was able to get freedom analyzed his situation and hoped that the vicious cycle would end as he shared this part of his life to the audience. Yet, as he shared the warning, a new cycle in a parallel dimension already began. Weeds interpreted a biblical parable and examined the types of people who were placed in the same journey and in the same type of community not by coincidence but by a Divine plan to let one realize about God’s love and concern, while a dark force competed for attention. The spiritual realm and the physical world intertwined and presented choices for the main characters to make. They were confronted by a significant crossroad in life that gave way to put what path to follow in the end. It was also a short film which tackled the issue of AIDs and chastity in a different light. Written, directed, and produced by the researcher as the filmmaker, he pursued a practical path and wished to make a creative thesis, specifically intending to be a film production documentation for the school’s Christian communication degree that came in line with his aspirations and interests. The researcher struggled to overcome birth pains along the way.
This collection contains the theses in fulfillment of the degree of Master of Arts in Christian Communication at Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary.