Best Friends - Senior Thesis Movie

Best Friends - Senior Thesis Movie

From Amanda E Silvia

Hi all! My name is Amanda and I’m fundraising for my 18 minute senior capstone film Best Friends. My goal of $1,000 will be used for things such as props, set dressing, costumes, craft services, catering, camera

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Any donation = You’ll receive a credit and link to the completed film!

Donations over $25 = You’ll receive a movie poster from the film, as well as the credit and link!


Read more about the film and myself below!


Best Friends

tells the story of Kaia Davis. Kaia, like any other high school senior, has been through some tough times: her parents’ divorce, a broken heart, and rotten friendships. But her best friend Scarlett Web has stuck through it all. They spend every free moment together when Kaia isn’t practicing violin. When the new girl Callie, befriends Kaia, Kaia begins to realize that her friendship with Scarlett isn’t as perfect as it seems. Upon a disturbing realization, Kaia must decide what friendship and freewill are worth. This thriller explores the facets of what it means to be a best friend and the sacrifices we make for those who we love.

The inspiration for these characters and this story come from my own experiences with manipulative relationships. Part of the reason I’ve chosen film as my medium is the healing aspects of bringing this story to the screen. Time and time again though I have seen emotional manipulative relationships take the form of “friendships” not just romantic relationships for women in my life. I want to use this opportunity to produce a story that shows why people may choose to stay in such kinds of friendships. This type of abuse is something I feel is often overlooked when we teach young people what it means to be friends. 

A little about my film experience, I’ve gained experience not only through my classes in DMPR but through working as a 1st AD on How (Not) to Fix a Mortal, a capstone by the lovely Megan Walker. Over the summers, I’ve work as an intern on both American Reject in New Orleans and Mayfield’s Game in Los Angeles, gaining more on set production insight. This past summer I had the invaluable opportunities to work as a Development/ Studio Executive intern at Gunpowder & Sky and an Office intern at Jolly Road Productions. I’m so excited to be working on a project so close to my own heart and further explore my passions as a filmmaker while pulling from my experiences in the industry. 



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