The Power of Storytelling: Winning the Game of Life with Scott Drew
This thesis is a short film complimented by an introductory reflection on the unique power of storytelling in human life. The short film presents an interview with Baylor Men’s Basketball Head Coach Scott Drew and seeks to elucidate his championship-winning philosophy that “the only game that matters is winning the game of life.” In the introduction, I consider three intertwined characteristics of storytelling: its universality, broad social impact, and moral influence on its audience. I then consider how these aspects are uniquely consequential in film. I end with a reflection on several storytelling lessons I gleaned while editing my short film over the course of twelve months.