Thesis?!? Pfft! I'm thinking television docu-drama/reality show series!
I'll play the old washed out, hard drinking ex-war photographer and you'll be the young, hip, law student by day graffiti artist by night up-and-comer. You teach me how to live again with your "art" and I'll teach you what's really important in life and help you tackle the conflict between your art and profession... and then we solve some paranormal mysteries along the way or something.
I'm working on the script for the pilot as we speak :^)