Check out “Animal Heads”: A Bold New Storyboard from Amazon Studios

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Leo’s thirst to avenge his brother’s death leads him on an intense journey. Watch the story unfold in the new storyboard for Animal Heads, a project on the Amazon Studios Development Slate.

The storyboard was drawn by Rob Nix, and embraces the comic aesthetic — building tension, playing with time, and driving the story forward with powerful images. We’d love to know what you think of it.

Animal Heads was written by Alexis Piza and submitted via Amazon Studios’ open door process. Learn more about how to submit your script.

See additional storyboards created by Amazon Studios for development slate projects.

Amazon Studios Movie Development Slate Spotlight: Dramas and Science Fiction

Earlier this month, Amazon Studios announced the projects on its Development Slate. Some have top producers attached, some have open writing assignments, some have test movies — and all are moving forward.

Hollywonk is highlighting them, grouped by genre (including comedies and action projects). Here’s a closer look at the dramas and science fiction movies:

Animal Heads

Animal HeadsPremise: Leo’s big plans to escape his small town are foiled when the notorious animal smuggler implicated in his brother’s death returns. Instead of planning his departure, Leo recruits his friends to help kill the man he blames for destroying his family.

The Amazon Studios take: Animal Heads is an unconventional coming-of-age drama about a 17-year-old boy who plans to kill the man who allegedly murdered his brother. The script does a great job crafting authentic and edgy characters who also have heart. The action is gritty and memorable and the script employs some wonderfully surreal elements while managing to stay grounded in reality.

Children of Others

Children of OthersPremise: A barren woman miraculously conceives with the help of a mysterious fertility clinic, only to discover that she’s bearing an alien baby.  Fleeing from pursuing agents, she has to decide if her newborn child is the precursor to an alien invasion or the only hope for mankind.

The Amazon Studios take: Children of Others is an excellently crafted paranoid thriller that grows from being a story about two people, to being a story about the fate of world. Though the finale revolves around a full scale alien invasion, we never lose sight of what makes this such a human story: it’s about motherhood. It’s about a woman trying desperately to come to terms with the fact that her ‘miracle baby’, the child she was never supposed to have, could be the harbinger of the end of the world as we know it.

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