Thesis Film | "Remnants"


A man, in attempt to overcome heartbreak, finds himself addicted to a pill that allows him to relive his past.

A Letter from the Director

Hello! My name is Kyle DeGuzman, writer/director, of “Remnants”. As most of this crew approaches our final months at San Diego State University, we have our eyes set on creating the best short film possible. “Remnants” is a drama exploring an aspect of the human condition and our tendency to romanticize the past. We hope this film will find its way into the hearts of our audience as we experience falling in love, heartbreak, and moving on through our protagonist Robby Wright as he relives his past with his ex-lover Emma.

We are eager to make this film as great as possible with your help! You see, filmmaking is not cheap. As students, our pockets do not run very deep and the financial responsibility of this film is completely on us. Because this is our thesis film, we do not want our story and creativity to be limited by our lack of financial resources. Anything helps!

Where will the money be going?

Actors (Payment for talent, travel, etc)
Production Design (Props, set dressing, costumes)
Equipment (Camera packages, lighting gear, rental insurance, etc)
Catering for Cast & Crew
Marketing Costs (Poster/Postcard Prints, BTS photos)
Festival Entry Fees

Any donation is greatly appreciated and all of our donors will continually be updated with the progress of the film. Donations of $100 and above will be credited as executive producers at the end of the film! We thank you for your interest and support in this project and are incredibly excited and eager to share our story with you! 

Thank you!

Meet the Crew:

Kyle DeGuzman - Writer/ Director
Kyle DeGuzman is currently in his his last semester at San Diego State University as a Television, Film, & New Media Production major. His passion for photography and writing has evolved into a love for screenwriting and directing. “Remnants” will be the third short film Kyle has directed. He hopes to continue his filmmaking career after graduating from SDSU as a screenwriter. He is incredibly excited about the crew and passion going into this film.

Valerie Bush - Producer

Valerie Bush is a currently a senior at San Diego State University. Within her time in the major, she has found a passion for producing that has accelerated her motivation to succeed in the film industry. She enjoys all aspects of producing from planning the minute details to forming a successful team environment for the entire crew and overseeing the creative aspects of the story. Valerie is currently working at Diktator, a production company in Hollywood, CA and lives in Los Angeles. Since advance filmmaking is Valerie’s last class at SDSU,  she has her professors support to be taking the class remotely while simultaneously starting her career in the industry. She has produced multiple films for the SDSU film department and is beyond excited to be apart of this team.

Michael Abshear - Cinematographer

Michael Abshear is a senior at San Diego State University, studying TV, Film and New Media Production. He has collaborated with fellow classmates and student filmmakers over the last several semesters, and is very eager to apply his visual style to this story. Michael’s love for cinematography grew from his premature interest in still photography, which played a role in shaping the style he has today.

Scott Boynton - Production Design

Scott Boynton is thrilled to be joining the production team of Remnants. This is his first film with San Diego State University. He is a graduate student in the School of Theater, Film, and Television, earning his Masters of Fine Arts in design and technology for the stage and screen. Scott is an experienced scenic designer for theater and has designed productions such as Company and Trifles at San Diego State. He has design for professional, educational, and community theaters in northern and Southern California. Although Scott is a theater major graduating from Azusa Pacific University, he made and served on production staff at APU and Chapman University.

Jack Fahey - Assistant Director

Jack Fahey is a 4th year Film Student at San Diego State University.  He has many hobbies outside of school and some include making music and movies with his friends. He has been a part of many different sets throughout the past 6 years of his filmmaking career. From music videos to shorts to features, he has worked with a multitude of people he thought he would only be able to dream of working with. He looks forward to Remnants and making the story of this piece come to life.

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Valerie Bush 
San Diego, CA

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