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Imposter "Pilot", 2021

Identifier: sf_2021spring_savage_austin.pdf

Scope and Content Note

From the Series:

The series contains digital Master's theses perdominately from 2018 to present, however there are some older theses from 2010 and 2016. The theses consist of either a production book and a media component or solely a production book. The media components were originally submitted on CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays and changed to digital submissions in 2020.


  • 2021


Conditions Governing Use

The thesis is restricted due to FERPA, permission from the author is required before you can view the thesis.


88 pages (88 pages)

Language of Materials

From the record group: English

From the record group: Chinese

From the record group: Spanish; Castilian


"'IMPOSTER' is an eight episode limited series designed for streaming platforms that features a a [sic] diverse ensemble cast and explores the concepts of identity and power through a fictionalized retelling of real-life events. Loosely inspired by "Dr. V's Magical Putter" by Caleb Hannan, the series reframes the events of the 'Grantland' article and creates whole new characters to delve fully into the events of a journalistic investigation that ended up leading to the tragic suicide of the subject. This series encapsulates the themes of a larger body of work developed over the last two years about about [sic] acknowledging mistakes and finding the ability to endure and self-forgive. 'IMPOSTER' explores the idea that identity is forever fluid and that adaptation as a means of survival is an essential human component. Lastly, the series explores the idea of how existent power structures seek to limit identity and adaptation in an effort to maintain their hold on societal values." -- Abstract

Physical Location

RG 010.01C Visual & Media Arts

Physical Description

88 pages

Repository Details

Part of the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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