There have been...issues, shall I say, getting the support of the film department to back a project with more ambition than five minutes...so for now what I'll be submitting for a thesis grade in May is my screenplay and a few select finished scenes. But I'm filming the whole movie anyway. They know this, but I guess it makes them feel better to control what they're grading, or something. I don't know if they believe I can actually pull it off. So I will.
So yes, officially, Us & Them will be my thesis, and I have posted casting notices on Breakdown Express and Mandy. I'm...vaguely freaking out.
Oh, and the film festivals went great, by the way! We were the youngest filmmakers at NewFilmmakers by at least a decade.