A collection of still images rendered from my animated end title sequence for the film ‘Sunset Stories,’ directed by Silas Howard and Ernesto Foronda, 2012. Sunset Stories‘ stars Monique Curnen and Sung Kang with a cameo by Kevin Bacon.
I designed, illustrated and animated the end title sequence using Photoshop, After Effects and hand drawn characters and props.
Here is the official synopsis of the film:
“May, a high-strung and overly meticulous nurse, must return to Los Angeles to retrieve bone marrow for a transplant. Soon after her trip begins, her world turns upside down when past and present collide and she runs smack into JP, the man she left behind five years ago. Flustered, May loses the cooler containing the marrow. With only 24 hours remaining, the two embark on an offbeat search through the streets of Los Angeles only to discover that just when you think all is lost you find what you least expected.”
Although my end title design is not a literal translation of the film, I did adhere to the poetic theme of the film. The following is the logline or theme of my end credits:
May journeys through a fairy-tale environment, and encounters the cast of characters as fairytale archetypes. Hidden within the environment and sometimes a part of the environment itself, the cooler is always just out of reach.
‘Sunset Stories’ premieres at SXSW tomorrow :)