Story Beats (draft 2)

  1. Abbie is a girl who lives in a barren area alone. She sits in the shoreside and is dying to move to the wonderland nearby (SB)
  2. But she doesn’t know how to swim, and the current in the river is too strong to boat. (SB)
  3. She decides to gather materials to build a bridge to cross the river. (SB)
  4. She pulls down a tree, beginning to build the bridge. (SB)
  5. Montage sequences of Abbie walking around to build the bridge:
  6. She is cutting down a tree; (?)
  7. She is knocking with a stone; (?)
  8. She is pulling the tree; (?)
  9. She is binding the materials together; (?)
  10. When she feels excited of the building bridge, the bridge falls down slightly. (SB)
  11. She is nervous and trying to fix the bridge; … …
  12. The bridge is almost finished; Abbie is excited to reach the wonderland. (SB+EB)
  13. She goes back to the barren island, trying to gather more materials to finish the bridge; however, the usable materials are run out. (SB+EB)
  14. Abbie sits on the end the bridge, looking at the wonderland with a helpless face. (EB)
  15. She gets up and struggles to jump to the wonderland or not. (EB)
  16. She jumps and falls into the water. (SB+RB)
  17. She puts her hand out from the water and catches a tree branch on the shoreside of the wonderland.
  18. Abbie is landing on the wonderland. (SB)

Story Beats (draft 1)

  1. Abbie is a girl who lives in a barren island alone, she sits in the shoreside and is dying to move to the wonderland nearby. (SB)
  2. She decides to pull down the tallest tree and uses it as a bridge to cross the river, and she does it. (SB)
  3. She feels excited and nervous when she steps on the bridge. (SB)
  4. AS further she walks on the bridge, she feels tired and dizzy slips under the blazing sun. (SB)
  5. Her fear rises; the bridge becomes more and more narrow; the wonderland nearby becomes far away–it looks closed, but hard to reach; the height of path increases–it is too high for Abbie to balance her body, etc. (SB)
  6. She feels her path is disappearing; Abbie is losing her way. (SB)
  7. Abbie feels anxious, lonely and helpless; it seems there are many unseen obstacles in front of her, hampering her way to the dream area. (SB+EB)
  8. She is struggling in the unseen difficulties and longing for help. (SB+EB)
  9. Suddenly, she seems escape from the obstacles, but the next moment, she falls into an abyss. (SB+EB)
  10. She falls into the river. (SB)
  11. ending

– the end-

or

– She put her hand out from the water and catch the grass on the shoreside of the wonderland. (SB)

Character

Character Profile:

Character name: Abbie

Character age: around 20 years old

Character gender: female

Goal: She wants to build a bridge to cross the river, going to the wonderland.

Motivation: She wants to get rid of the lonely, isolated and boring life on the barren island, living in a different/better way.

Conflict (Dilemma):

  • She cannot swim and the current in the river is strong, so she needs to build a bridge to cross the river, but it is difficult to build a bridge with the limited materials by herself.
  • inner conflict: keep doing in order to reach her goal v.s. give up and go back to the barren island

Strengths: Brave, smart, curious, strong, patient

weakness: unconfident, afraid of drowning, cannot swim, afraid of failure

Hopes: She hopes she can go to the wonderland, having a better life and getting rid of the loneliness.

 

Character Design:

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4 heads tall

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Character Design-2

Character turn-around

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Character Design-1

Character turn-around:

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Color test:

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More color test:
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Pose & Emotion:

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Character sketch:

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Story

Working Tittle:

Bridge?

Log-line:

An isolated girl uses everything she found in the barren island to build a bridge, crossing the river to the wonderland.

Premise:

Abbie, the isolated girl who lives in a barren island alone, wants to move to the wonderland. Because she cannot swim and the current in the river is strong, Abbie tries to build a bridge to cross the river. She uses everything that she can use to build the bridge; however, when the bridge is getting close to the wonderland, the usable materials are run out!