Murder Capital, NY
For my senior thesis, I teamed up with two classmates and filmed a documentary about the impact of the violence in the city of Newburgh. Newburgh was dubbed the "Murder Capital of New York" in 2011 by the New York Times. Interviewing various residents throughout the city, we look to find why there is such a high level of violence is in the city, and if there is any outreach, trying to help this poverty striken city.
I was the screenwriter for this project. Working along side my partner John, a lifelong resident of the area, I took his stories, his experiences and formed them into a flowing narrative. Working with the responses from the interviews, we were able to come up with a narrative that will reveal to the audience, a lifestyle that is completely foregin to them.