Night School tells the storyline of Allie Sheridan, who is an indignant teenager with dysfunctional family members and is sent to Cimmeria Academy, a deceptive boarding school exactly where almost all is not what it really seems. As the mysteries start to stack up, Allie understands she is a cog in a somewhat huge conspiracy.
Night School started out as a web series on YouTube, adapting the books by C.J. Doherty which went on to win both international acclaim and a pantheon of awards, gaining the shorts international attention, awards and bought it to the attention of Lifetime who optioned it for a full series for the American network.
Storyboards for Lifetime TV adaptation of web series.
Hand Rendering & Photoshop
The series is focused in our contemporary world of the extremely rich, in whose middle, Allie Sheridan, discovers herself when she’s sent to Cimmeria Academy, a unique boarding school in the southern England.
Distressed by the death of her brother Allie begins acting out and we start the story with Allie and Mark breaking into their school to wreck havoc where they are ultimately caught by the police.
The latest in a long string of run-ins with the police proves to be the last straw for Allie parents who decide to take the drastic step of sending Allie away to boarding school to try and bring her back to the fold.
The seemingly strict school appears to be a very big change for Allie as she adjusts to her new life and it is later on in the series where we discover strange goings on at the school.
My approach to the project was very detailed since I had a very broad deadline which afford me the time to put a good amount of detail into the boards. Additionally I thought that since the project would be a pitch for a major US network, good looking boards would be a definite boon.