Friday, April 15, 2016

Lindy and Chuckles Crash the Granfalloon

Here's the pitch I put together for a 3-minute short for Nickelodeon. These aren't full storyboards, just enough to give the hiring team an idea of the story, dialogue, and jokes.

The idea is based off of the old Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton flicks, almost all of them featuring the main character as some sort of starving bum who falls into a mess of trouble and narrowly escapes it in the most dangerous and hilarious way possible.  We care because it’s obvious from the outset that the main antagonist isn’t really the Butler or the Cop or the Uptight Lady, it’s the entire world.  If they can get by, well then I can too.

Incidentally, a “Granfalloon” is a word made up by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. to describe a group of people who are connected through their collective pride of something meaningless.

I don't know if I'll get it, or even if I'm allowed to blog it before any given date, but oh well: here it is.

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