Freedom of the Light is a feature length script that follows the heir to a highly religious kingdom on her journey of self discovery and revelation. Amalye Alsean has spent her entire life in the isolationist kingdom of Caelios, being told that the other inhabitants of the continent are merciless barbaric savages. It is only when she defies her father and experiences the continent herself that she is able to see the lies she has been fed. With her newfound power and knowledge, she must confront her father and enlighten her people. The script explores the relationships between father and daughter, insiders and outsiders, believers and nonbelievers. The project serves as an experiment of world building, taking inspiration and knowledge from other prime world building examples. The script also takes a look at interpersonal relationships and utilizes the subtleties of dialogue. The story follows and alters the steps of Christopher Vogler’s hero journey, and explores its stages in depth.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Motion picture authorship; Motion pictures--Production and direction; Fantasy films

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Student Type


Degree Name

Film and Animation (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Film and Animation (CAD)


Franklin Deese

Advisor/Committee Member

Sarah Thompson


RIT – Main Campus

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