Movies are puzzles. Each fragment of a film’s story, from character to setting, is a puzzle piece that needs to be placed in its correct spot for the whole picture to be effectively seen by an audience. Recently I helped co-write a script for a short film that we made here at work and experienced myself the fear and rush of creating a story that is actually worth telling. Before we began to put pen to paper we decided we wanted to reveal a character flaw that is experienced in today’s generation, the craving of acceptance. In the process of creating the main character, I quickly found myself putting thoughts and ideas into his head that I actually have thought myself. I was revealing bits and pieces of my own psyche through a fictional character. I simply want to be accepted- by my family, co-workers, and friends. The scenario we threw this character into, I personally never have been through, but this underlying theme I have battled since middle school and I’m almost 23 still battling it. I could be this character.