The key to a well-developed character in filmmaking is one that audiences can relate to. When we meet a new character, we are offered the chance to live their life alongside them. During this brief period, we come to sympathize with the character. We begin to recognize aspects of ourselves: our triumphs, our mistakes. Depending on what we see, we sometimes anticipate their success and sometimes hope for their downfall. Sometimes even, we are conflicted on how to feel. Regardless of how dramatized they can be, the authentic emotions and circumstances that we as viewers find ourselves presented with can have a profound effect. As we accompany these characters through their trials and tribulations, the opportunity arises for us to reflect on our own lives, creating new perspectives and inspiring change.