STORYBOARDS

Night

School

Night

School

- American Series -

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.

Brand

Kneejerk Irony

 

Brief

Storyboards for Lifetime TV adaptation of web series.

 

Tools

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 southern England...

Storyboard sequence of teenage girl and boy breaking into their local school
Storyboard sequence of teenage girl and boy smashing equpiment in a school laboratory
Storyboard panel depicting a chair being thrown out of the window
Storyboard frame depicting a teenager throwing papers around and causing chaos
A storyboard panel depicting a teenage girl and boy looking at each other in shock and fear
A teenage girl being cornered by a British police officer

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.

Storyboard panel depicting a girl in a prison cell
Storyboard panel depicting a girl opening the curtains of her beroom window at night
A girl picked up by her father in a prison cell accompanied by a femaile asian police officer
Girl looking whistfully out of her bedroom window at night

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.

Storyboard sequence of girl eating breakfast and checking her phone
Storyboard sequence of family driving through front gates into boarding school
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Storyboard sequence of teenage girl and boy breaking into their local school
Storyboard sequence of teenage girl and boy smashing equpiment in a school laboratory
Storyboard panel depicting a chair being thrown out of the window
Storyboard frame depicting a teenager throwing papers around and causing chaos
A storyboard panel depicting a teenage girl and boy looking at each other in shock and fear
A teenage girl being cornered by a British police officer
Storyboard panel depicting a girl in a prison cell
Storyboard panel depicting a girl opening the curtains of her beroom window at night
A girl picked up by her father in a prison cell accompanied by a femaile asian police officer
Girl looking whistfully out of her bedroom window at night
Storyboard sequence of girl eating breakfast and checking her phone
Storyboard sequence of family driving through front gates into boarding school
Storyboard sequence of teenage girl and boy breaking into their local school
Storyboard sequence of teenage girl and boy smashing equpiment in a school laboratory
Storyboard panel depicting a chair being thrown out of the window
Storyboard frame depicting a teenager throwing papers around and causing chaos
A storyboard panel depicting a teenage girl and boy looking at each other in shock and fear
A teenage girl being cornered by a British police officer
Storyboard panel depicting a girl in a prison cell
Storyboard panel depicting a girl opening the curtains of her beroom window at night
A girl picked up by her father in a prison cell accompanied by a femaile asian police officer
Girl looking whistfully out of her bedroom window at night
Storyboard sequence of girl eating breakfast and checking her phone
Storyboard sequence of family driving through front gates into boarding school
Storyboard sequence of teenage girl and boy breaking into their local school
Storyboard sequence of teenage girl and boy smashing equpiment in a school laboratory
Storyboard panel depicting a chair being thrown out of the window
Storyboard frame depicting a teenager throwing papers around and causing chaos
A storyboard panel depicting a teenage girl and boy looking at each other in shock and fear
A teenage girl being cornered by a British police officer
Storyboard panel depicting a girl in a prison cell
A girl picked up by her father in a prison cell accompanied by a femaile asian police officer
Storyboard panel depicting a girl opening the curtains of her beroom window at night
Girl looking whistfully out of her bedroom window at night
Storyboard sequence of girl eating breakfast and checking her phone
Storyboard sequence of family driving through front gates into boarding school
Storyboard sequence of teenage girl and boy breaking into their local school
Storyboard sequence of teenage girl and boy smashing equpiment in a school laboratory
Storyboard panel depicting a chair being thrown out of the window
Storyboard frame depicting a teenager throwing papers around and causing chaos
A storyboard panel depicting a teenage girl and boy looking at each other in shock and fear
A teenage girl being cornered by a British police officer
Storyboard panel depicting a girl in a prison cell
A girl picked up by her father in a prison cell accompanied by a femaile asian police officer
Girl looking whistfully out of her bedroom window at night
Storyboard panel depicting a girl opening the curtains of her beroom window at night
Storyboard sequence of girl eating breakfast and checking her phone
Storyboard sequence of family driving through front gates into boarding school
Storyboard sequence of teenage girl and boy breaking into their local school
Storyboard sequence of teenage girl and boy smashing equpiment in a school laboratory
Storyboard panel depicting a chair being thrown out of the window
Storyboard frame depicting a teenager throwing papers around and causing chaos
A storyboard panel depicting a teenage girl and boy looking at each other in shock and fear
A teenage girl being cornered by a British police officer
Storyboard panel depicting a girl in a prison cell
A girl picked up by her father in a prison cell accompanied by a femaile asian police officer
Girl looking whistfully out of her bedroom window at night
Storyboard sequence of girl eating breakfast and checking her phone
Storyboard sequence of family driving through front gates into boarding school
Extract of storyboard handdrawn for awards ceremony intro video ceremony in Instanbul linking to DHL project page on www.roryjmurphy.com
Storyboard sequence of teenage girl and boy breaking into their local school
Storyboard sequence of teenage girl and boy smashing equpiment in a school laboratory
Storyboard panel depicting a chair being thrown out of the window
Storyboard frame depicting a teenager throwing papers around and causing chaos
A storyboard panel depicting a teenage girl and boy looking at each other in shock and fear
A teenage girl being cornered by a British police officer
Storyboard panel depicting a girl in a prison cell
A girl picked up by her father in a prison cell accompanied by a femaile asian police officer
Storyboard panel depicting a girl opening the curtains of her beroom window at night
Storyboard sequence of girl eating breakfast and checking her phone
Storyboard sequence of family driving through front gates into boarding school