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Storyboarding Pill Head: The Process Begins

With the script (all but!) locked and pre-production well underway, production designer Karen Hess/Hell has started sketching the storyboard for our upcoming feature Pill Head

Drawn by Karen Hess.
Drawn by Karen Hess.

With the script (all but!) locked and pre-production well underway, production designer Karen Hess/Hell has started sketching the storyboard for our upcoming feature Pill Head

The scene depicted above is an early one, which comes soon after our heroine’s overdose (there’s a joke in there somewhere) wherein she asks her nurse “I’m not dead, right?” Moreover, the framing is a nod to Stanley Kubrick’s apparent obsession with one-point perspective (see the supercut below)…

…And my favorite scene in Amadeus in which a freshly “repentant” Salieri is wheeled through the corridor of an asylum:

 “Mediocrities of the world, I absolve you!” says F. Murray Abraham as Salieri — a benediction I can use as I inch ever closer to my feature film directing debut. Somehow, I think the notoriously exacting Kubrick would be less forgiving of any filmic foibles.

By Daedalus Howell

I explore the creative life as a storyteller, artist, and entrepreneur. I’m the writer-director of Pill Head and the forthcoming feature film Wolf Story. I’m also the author, most recently, of the novel Quantum Deadline, and am active in media (Bohemian, Pacific Sun). Learn how I went from small-town newspaperman to a feature film director here.

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