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Character notes for "Sojourners"
Here are the character notes for "Sojourners."


Idéa-Marie Duc -- She has caramel skin, brown eyes, and long nappy black hair usually pulled back in a bun. She speaks English and Louisiana French. She comes from a poor, uneducated family but they still love each other. Idéa-Marie attends the University of New Orleans where she is working toward a bachelor's degree in Film and Theatre Studies: Film with a minor in Women's and Gender Studies. She is friends with her classmate Saamia Mazumdar. They are currently working on a class project to pitch a proposal for a television show, Sojourners. Idéa-Marie is the Director and the Director of Photography. She is active in her church, but has friends from several other religions.
Qualities: Good (+2) Feminist, Good (+2) Film Student, Good (+2) Roman Catholic, Good (+2) Steady Hands, Good (+2) Visual-Spatial Intelligence
Poor (-2) Brokeass Broke

University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana
Our Goal: To train the complete, independent filmmaker, to give our students the best chance of success in the highly technical and competitive profession of filmmaking.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS
Administration Building Room 103, Lakefront
New Orleans, Louisiana 70148

Film and Theatre: Film (B.A.)
Course Requirements for Major
Course Name/ # Credit Hours Course Name/# Credit Hours
FTA 1620 3 FTA 4540, 4541, 4545, 4591 6
FTA 2260 3
FTA 2510 3 FTA 13006 , 3460, 35107 , 3520, 4566, 45806 , 4600 6
FTA 1665 3 FTA Electives8 20
Total 44
Total Credit Hours Required Credit Hours 120

MINOR IN WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES
• Completion of WGS 2010, Introduction to Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
• Credit in courses on Women's and Gender Studies, to be approved by the Director of Women's and Gender Studies, for a total of 18 credit hours with a 2.0 grade point average, to include at least six credit hours at the 3000 level or above.


Saamia Mazumdar -- She has sorrel skin, black eyes, and long wavy black hair always hidden under a hijab. She speaks Arabic, Bangla, Bangladeshi English, Farsi, and Urdu. An immigrant from Bangladesh, Saamia now lives in Easy City. She attends the University of New Orleans where she is working toward a bachelor's degree in Film and Theatre Studies: Film with a concentration in Peace and Justice Studies. She enjoys college a great deal, but struggles to fit in. Saamia is friends with her classmate Idéa-Marie Duc. They are currently working on a class project to pitch a proposal for a television show, Sojourners. Saamia is the Producer and Location Audio. Saamia's experiences have left her skittish of religion and politics, but she strives to connect with other college students, most of whom aren't Muslims.
Qualities: Good (+2) Film Student, Good (+2) Graceful, Good (+2) Interpersonal Intelligence, Good (+2) Muslim, Good (+2) Trustworthy
Poor (-2) Not From Around Here

Syria and India top list of countries of origin of migrants to Europe, mid-2010 to mid-2016
Morocco, Pakistan, Bangladesh top list of countries of origin for regular Muslim migrants to Europe

University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana
Our Goal: To train the complete, independent filmmaker, to give our students the best chance of success in the highly technical and competitive profession of filmmaking.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS
Administration Building Room 103, Lakefront
New Orleans, Louisiana 70148

Film and Theatre: Film (B.A.)
Course Requirements for Major
Course Name/ # Credit Hours Course Name/# Credit Hours
FTA 1620 3 FTA 4540, 4541, 4545, 4591 6
FTA 2260 3
FTA 2510 3 FTA 13006 , 3460, 35107 , 3520, 4566, 45806 , 4600 6
FTA 1665 3 FTA Electives8 20
Total 44
Total Credit Hours Required Credit Hours 120

PEACE AND JUSTICE STUDIES
Students in this concentration must take 24 hours of course work.
Students must take PHIL 2205, PADM 4800 (when pertaining to non-profits), IS 4998, either HIST 4005 or 4380, either SOC 4101 or 4219, and one the following courses: POLI 4885, 4710, or 4730.
The remaining six hours can be taken from the suggested courses as well as the above-listed courses. Students are encouraged to take as many courses from the above list as possible.


Hyacinthe Adam Defau -- He has tawny-fair skin, brown eyes, and short black hair. He speaks English and Standard French. He is androromantic homoflexible. He chooses masculine romantic partners, and prefers male sex organs but is willing to make exceptions on that point. Hyacinthe lives in Easy City. He attends the University of New Orleans where he is working toward a bachelor's degree in Film and Theatre Studies: Film with a minor in Fine Arts, Studio Art Option to study drawing and painting. He and his classmates are currently working on a class project to pitch a proposal for a television show, Sojourners. Hyacinthe is in charge of Makeup/Hair and Costuming. He loves hanging out with other artistic types.
Qualities: Good (+2) Artsy Friends, Good (+2) Dexterity, Good (+2) Queer, Good (+2) Theatrical Makeup Student, Good (+2) Visual-Spatial Intelligence
Poor (-2) Logical-Mathematical Intelligence

Androromantic -Is someone who is romantically attracted to masculinity, the male sex and male identifying/presenting people.

Homoflexible: Being mostly attracted (both emotionally and physically) to the same sex, but can, on occasion be attracted to the opposite sex. This is different from Bisexuality because you are attracted to both sexes equally in bisexuality, but if you are homoflexible, you are drawn more to the same sex.

University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana
Our Goal: To train the complete, independent filmmaker, to give our students the best chance of success in the highly technical and competitive profession of filmmaking.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS
Administration Building Room 103, Lakefront
New Orleans, Louisiana 70148

Film and Theatre: Film (B.A.)
Course Requirements for Major
Course Name/ # Credit Hours Course Name/# Credit Hours
FTA 1620 3 FTA 4540, 4541, 4545, 4591 6
FTA 2260 3
FTA 2510 3 FTA 13006 , 3460, 35107 , 3520, 4566, 45806 , 4600 6
FTA 1665 3 FTA Electives8 20
Total 44
Total Credit Hours Required Credit Hours 120

A Minor in Fine Arts, Studio Art Option, requires the student take a total of 18 credit hours in art studio courses including the following:
• FA 1051
• 6 credit hours of Introduction to Studio Art courses of student choice (FA 2450, 2550, 2650, 2750, 2850)
• 9 credit hours of Advanced Studio Practice (3000-level) courses of student choice.


Ingram Feresten -- He has fair skin, brown eyes, and short blond hair. He comes from Boston. He speaks Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese Chinese, English, French, Kreyòl Ayisyen (Haitian Creole), Kriolu (Cape Verdean Creole), Spanish, and Vietnamese. Ingram lives in Easy City. He attends the University of New Orleans where he is working toward a bachelor's degree in Film and Theatre Studies: Film plus online courses from Screenwriting Master Class. He and his classmates are currently working on a class project to pitch a proposal for a television show, Sojourners. Ingram is the Script Supervisior and Writer. He works hard, but tends to take himself too seriously.
Qualities: Good (+2) Diligent, Good (+2) Linguistic Intelligence, Good (+2) Listener, Good (+2) Screenwriting Student, Good (+2) Stamina
Poor (-2) Takes Himself Too Seriously

University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana
Our Goal: To train the complete, independent filmmaker, to give our students the best chance of success in the highly technical and competitive profession of filmmaking.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS
Administration Building Room 103, Lakefront
New Orleans, Louisiana 70148

Film and Theatre: Film (B.A.)
Course Requirements for Major
Course Name/ # Credit Hours Course Name/# Credit Hours
FTA 1620 3 FTA 4540, 4541, 4545, 4591 6
FTA 2260 3
FTA 2510 3 FTA 13006 , 3460, 35107 , 3520, 4566, 45806 , 4600 6
FTA 1665 3 FTA Electives8 20
Total 44
Total Credit Hours Required Credit Hours 120

Screenwriting Master Class: Writing Workshops
Prep: From Concept to Outline
Break your story like the pros do in this writing workshop — with a proven step by step approach to script outline construction.
Pages I: The First Draft
Use a series of writing assignments to pound out pages and push you from your opening scene to FADE OUT.
Pages II: Rewriting Your Script
Identify what works and doesn’t work in your current draft, brainstorm solutions, then rewrite your way from Page 1 to THE END.

Writing Television
Pages TV – Original TV Pilot Script Workshop — Develop your TV series concept into a solid script outline, then write your series bible and pilot scrip
Craft TV: Creating the Original Television Series — Learn foundation principles to put together your own original TV series project.

Writing Craft
Dialogue-Writing Workshop
Study key writing principles, techniques, and tips, then put them into practice by workshopping your characters in dialogue-centric scenes.
Scene-Writing Workshop
Immerse yourself in the craft of scene-writing through a combination of proven, professional theory, tips and techniques, then apply them in a series of workshop exercises.
Character Development Keys
Use five archetypes — Protagonist, Nemesis, Attractor, Mentor, Trickster — to develop your story’s characters and help them come to life.
Create a Compelling Protagonist
Learn ways to dig deep into your story’s Protagonist to discover personality dynamics that can make a multidimensional lead character and steer you through the plotting process.
Write a Worthy Nemesis
Discover key principles to help you craft a Nemesis who goes beyond the stereotypical Bad Guy to a living, breathing, and powerful antagonist figure.
Handling Exposition
Explore how to handle setting, information, data and backstory through the use of Fascination, Mystery, Revelation, Conflict, Action and Humor.
Pixar and the Craft of Storytelling
Learn Pixar story dynamics — Small Story / Substantial Saga, Special Subculture, Strange Sojourners, Separation, Sentimentality, Surprise — and how to use them in your own writing.
Pixar Scene-Writing Tool Kit
Study classic Pixar screenplays to learn simple techniques to add story and character dimensions to your script.
Original Voice – Building Strong Writing Style
Discover ways to strengthen your pages with improved style. Take a close look at how the writers we admire optimize their writing language. Absorb methods to elevate your pages.
Story Summaries – From Loglines to Beat Sheets
Cover multiple story summaries including Logline, Synopsis, Breakdown, Treatment, Scriptment, and Beat Sheet, tools you can also use to develop and craft your stories.
Writing the TV Pilot Script
Become familiar with the fundamentals of TV show development. Learn how to write your series from idea to script.
Writing the Low-Budget Film
Learn the craft of writing scripts for smaller scale production by studying the fundamentals of groundbreaking low-budget movies.

ALCHEMIZING THE CROSS GENRE SCRIPT
CASE STUDY: GET OUT
Free Online Class with Tom Benedek
You set the “rules of the ride” in the opening pages.
What kind of movie is it?
What is the genre?
Comedy? Action? Drama? Horror?
Or a combination of two or even three specific genres?
The genre type (or types) you signal in those first pages provides a framework for the audience and a set of expectations for the writer.
The audience expects your movie to deliver a measure of familiarity along with original characters and turns of plot.
Mixing genres can provide a solid structure for your script and build a fresh kind of anticipation in the audience.
In this free class, we will explore genre categories and ways to combine them.
We will also look at the opening pages of the Academy Award winning psychological horror/social commentary/comedy script for Get Out.


Zoé Monique Ozenne -- She has tawny-fair skin, brown eyes, and long curly hair of coffee-brown that she usually wears in a ponytail. She is tall and stronger than she looks. She speaks English, along with both Louisiana French and Standard French. Zoé lives in Easy City. She attends the University of New Orleans where she is working toward a bachelor's degree in Film and Theatre Studies: Film with a minor in Global Business Studies. She and her classmates are currently working on a class project to pitch a proposal for a television show, Sojourners. Zoé is the Production Assistant and Gaffer/Grip. Hopeful and outgoing, she has a lot of friends. She can't stand slobs, though.
Qualities: Good (+2) Extrovert, Good (+2) Film Crew Student, Good (+2) Optimist, Good (+2) Organized, Good (+2) Stronger Than She Looks
Poor (-2) Can't Stand Slobs

University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana
Our Goal: To train the complete, independent filmmaker, to give our students the best chance of success in the highly technical and competitive profession of filmmaking.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS
Administration Building Room 103, Lakefront
New Orleans, Louisiana 70148

Film and Theatre: Film (B.A.)
Course Requirements for Major
Course Name/ # Credit Hours Course Name/# Credit Hours
FTA 1620 3 FTA 4540, 4541, 4545, 4591 6
FTA 2260 3
FTA 2510 3 FTA 13006 , 3460, 35107 , 3520, 4566, 45806 , 4600 6
FTA 1665 3 FTA Electives8 20
Total 44
Total Credit Hours Required Credit Hours 120

MINOR IN GLOBAL BUSINESS STUDIES
Students may earn a minor in Global Business Studies by completing 18 credit hours from the following courses with a minimum letter grade of C or better in each course: Business Administration 4048; Economics 4261; Economics 4306 or Finance 4306; Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism 2050, 4319 and 4250; management 4446; and Marketing 4546.


Shonji Garcia -- She has tinted skin, hazel eyes with a slight tilt, and long wavy hair of dark brown. She has a row of three dotted scars across her midriff and a mess of scar tissue on her lower back, from machine gun fire, but it's all surface souvenirs; the internal damage was repaired by a healer. Her heritage includes Spanish, French, Hungarian, Greek, Russian (father's side), Iranian, Arabian, Egyptian, Tunisian, and Moroccan (mother's side) that she knows of. Shonji speaks Spanish, French, Hungarian, Greek, Russian, Farsi, Arabic, Amazigh (Berber), English, German, Esperanto, Mandarin Chinese, and Hindustani. She grew up traveling around Europe and Africa with her journalist parents -- her mother was a writer and her father was a photographer -- until they were killed when she was twelve. Shonji responded by using her sonic abilities to obliterate the combatants before she collapsed. She was taken up by Kraken operatives investigating the carnage, and has remained with them ever since. Shonji excels at spy skills such as infiltration, impersonation, observation, exfiltration, tumbling, and hand-to-hand combat. She enjoys acting as a hobby.
Uniform: Shonji has the Kraken uniform of dexflan and capery. The jumpsuits are sensibly designed with sleek fit, plenty of pockets and fasteners for equipment. They provide Expert (+4) Camouflage to a designated user, but if worn by anyone else, turn garish neon colors. However, she almost never wears it. Instead, she customarily wears women's fashions local to wherever she is at the time. A quirk is that she will not wear a one-piece swimsuit, only a bikini, and she favors crop-tops with low-riding bottoms where feasible. Shonji is proud of the scars that prove her survival against great odds, and she enjoys showing them off.
Origin: Her Sound Powers were growing in so gradually they were barely noticeable. Then the Vocal Replication emerged when Shonji hit puberty at 11; that's the one she has used most often, so it is by far the most developed. The Sonic Offense/Defense was a traumatic manifestation when a firefight broke out, killing her parents and wounding Shonji.
Qualities: Master (+6) Languages, Expert (+4) Espionage, Good (+2) Actress, Good (+2) Survivor, Good (+2) Tough
Poor (-2) Fuck Politics, Fuck Them Sideways with a Fencepost, and Fuck Religion Too
Powers: Expert (+4) Vocal Replication, Good (+2) Sonic Offense/Defense, Average (0) Sound Powers
In an unusual twist, Shonji's macro power (Sound Powers) is weaker than its subpowers (Vocal Replication and Sonic Offense/Defense). She can mimic any voice or other sound exactly. She can shape sound into offensive blasts or a defensive shield.
Motivation: To make the world a better place -- by any means necessary.

See a map of Europe and Africa.


Tumult (Adreano da Costa) -- He has tinted skin, black eyes, and short black hair. He speaks English and Portuguese. Adreano grew up in foster care because his parents got deported back to Brazil when he was a child, but since he was born in America, the state kept him. It didn't go very well. Tumult wound up working for Kraken as a teleporter. Agile and enthusiastic, he enjoys the challenges there. He also makes friends easily. Although he likes theater, he's not a very good actor. Tumult tends to be unpredictable, a habit developed in his misspent youth, which sometimes gets in his way now.
Origin: Hit by a car as a teen, he fragmented to teleport and survived.
Uniform: He wears casual men's clothes, often in contrasting colors like a bright hoodie over blue jeans.
Qualities: Good (+2) Agility, Good (+2) Enthusiastic, Good (+2) Guy Friends, Good (+2) Theater Fan, Good (+2) Visual-Spatial Intelligence
Poor (-2) Unpredictable
Powers: Average (0) Teleportation
Motivation: To stir things up.

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