Semester of Graduation
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Inspired by my own adoption experience, Ghost Kingdom, which is set in early 90's PA, offers an intimate lens into a biracial adoption story about race, relationships, addiction, infertility, and religion. Such as is the case with POC and LGBT populations becoming more mainstream in television and film, a priority of this project is to bring visibility and representation to the screen for adoption experiences.
Synopsis: a spiraling college student tries to maintain hope for the future despite discovering she's pregnant with a mixed baby, much to the disdain of her racist father; whereas, desperate to start a family, a working-class black couple doubt their marriage can survive after discovering they're infertile. Could one set of misfortunes be the saving grace for another?
Clark, Jonathan, "Ghost Kingdom" (2022). LSU Master's Theses. 5498.
Available for download on Friday, December 28, 2029