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PROLOGUE - Use the Prologue as a starting point. You can refer to the Storyboard Animatic if that is helpful.


- A GIRL and BOY play by the lake. The BOY slips and falls into the water. The GIRL waits, but her friend never resurfaces. 

- His body is never found. A memorial is held around an empty grave. But the GIRL knows her friend is still out there somewhere…

- She resolves to go and find him. She builds a mechanical whale.

- One night she slips out of her bed, and down to the water. Her mother realises she's missing, but it's too late. The GIRL and her whale plunge into the lake...


MAIN UNDERWATER SECTION - use the visuals in the curated album to inspire the story.

Break it down into story beats, scenes, or even a shot list. This will help direct the illustrators and animators as they bring it to life.

What happens underwater is up for grabs. Think about the questions raised in the prologue - What does she find underwater? What has happened to the boy? Can he be saved? How does our story resolve?


The GIRL is searching for the BOY. This is her motivation throughout the piece, and the answer to this question will give us our resolution. 

The story could include:

A moment of discovery - This could be the reveal of other missing sons and daughters. It could be the discovery of a mechanical world of sea creatures. It could be a revelation concerning the boy. It could...

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