billygeorge | September 24, 2007
This is a storyboarded concept I did while working at Project Firefly. I was given free reign to board an animation short that would function as a music video for a band we were working with. I was given the music to work from, the only requirement being that the short would fit within the space of the song.
My idea was based on watching my daughter play with her toys. She seemed to invent whole worlds of characters and situations while playing with her dolls alone in her room. She had an amazing ability to immerse herself in this make believe world where her dolls became real people.
In my short, a grown woman returns to the room that she grew up in, and for a moment is able to reenter that childhood world of fantasy and imagination. At the end the toy box is closed and she leaves the room behind.
After pitching this idea the producer who had commisioned the short just stared at me blankly, uncomprehending. Needless to say this is as far as the project ever got.