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Storyboarding Pill Head: The Process Begins

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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.

Daedalus Howell is the writer-director of the films Pill Head (on Amazon) and the upcoming Wolf Story. He is the author, most recently, of the novel "Quantum Deadline" and editor of The North Bay Bohemian and The Pacific Sun. Learn how he went from small-town newspaperman to a feature film director here.

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Daedalus Howell is the writer-director of the films Pill Head (on Amazon) and the upcoming Wolf Story. He is the author, most recently, of the novel "Quantum Deadline" and editor of The North Bay Bohemian and The Pacific Sun. Learn how he went from small-town newspaperman to a feature film director here.

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