So today, I have been tied down and whipped into submission. Unfortunately (as much as i would love to pitch a numerous amount of films next year) have been told that I have to choose which idea i am going to take forward, today!!
As such I can finally reveal a couple of concepts for one of the stories that I will not be taking further for the time being. The story is about disparity between two peoples. And how a lack of understanding between people can lead to a recognition of difference rather than similarity . . . eventually leading to animosity.
The two main characters are a Sherpa and a Bird of fire. The very last Bird of fire in existence. Set near the Tibetan plateau during the 50's when the second world war had opened up technology to even the most rural places in the world.
These are just a couple of character designs for the Sherpa. Based on research into the tradition of Sherpas that lead tourists around the Himalayas.
This second bunch of images include a couple of character concepts and a vague design for the location of the Sherpas village. The research again being based on the traditional values of Buddhist architecture in Tibet.
I'm sad to have to be saying goodbye to this idea. And many other ideas that haven't even seen the light of day yet. But I am also very pleased to have now, a specific story and short film idea that I can begin to visualize and build over the summer.
Good luck to all the other second years who will undoubtedly be doing the same as me. I cannot wait till pitch week! Its gonna be an exciting time.
All the best