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THE DAY I KILLED MY IMAGINARY BEST FRIEND


PRODUCTION GROUP . Director

Antonio J. Busto

Script

Antonio J. Busto Blanca Font

Concept art animation

Antonio J. Busto Martín Martínez

Concept art live action

Antonio J. Busto Blanca Font

Animators

Antonio J. Busto Martín Martínez

Cinematography

Blanca Font Pablo Ortiz

Translation supervisor

Cristian Rizo


INDEX 2

Synopsis

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Story treatment

4

Characters

5

Story

6

Symbolism and metaphor

7

Moodboard and References

13

Concept art

14

Background

18

Animation

19

Aesthetic and colors

20

Live action

21

Storyboard

25

Character designs

33

Original sketches

43

Production

44

Structure

45

Schedule

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SYNOPSIS ~ Regla is a nine-year-old girl, whose only friend is imaginary. Regla hates bath time and always has to be ordered to do it. However, she usually gets rid of her bath water without her mother knowing. One day Regla and her indulgent imaginary friend are forced to confront the sudden arrival of her first menstruation and the problems that come with it.

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STORY TREATMENT

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CHARACTERS

REGLA ______

IMAGINARY FRIEND ___________________

Regla is a nine-years-old girl, with thin constitution and with body without curves. With her undulations of blond hair she has a wild appearance. She is a reserved and timid girl. She has no friends and she never goes out her house. The most similar as a mate of games who she has is her imaginary friend, who she uses as if toy was. Regla usually wears underclothes in house. She doesn’t like getting shower, so her mother often gets angry.

He is a being without defined personality, without sexuality o concrete behavior and without a stable aesthetics. He always transforms his physic aspect and his behavior seeking to please Regla, finishing always being an unpleasant, but she often ends up feeling upset and tired of his appearance. He usually changes into appearance which belongs to universe that surrounds Regla, form of cat, mother or any idol of her. In any occasions those aspects get mixed up, but they all are based on vital experience of Regla, since he is fruit of her imagination.

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BOTH CHARACTERS REGLA AND IMAGINARY FRIEND _________________________________________________________________________ Imaginary friend always seeks to please Regla, while she always uses him like an entertainment, and even she treat him with disdain or she ignores him. When Regla tires and bores of him, he turns into new role to please her.

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STORY

Approach Story begins when Regla is put into bath by her mother through push and against her will, since she hates getting shower. But what her mother doesn’t know is that each time she obeys Regla to get shower Regla pretends to do it. To do it she always brings about a ritual which consists of filling the bath, of pouring shampoo to form corresponding lather, of getting wet her heir, of impregnating with cologne and of dampening some towels like an evidence of fact. Regla, one she is only in the bath, gets ready to build her usual farce. In this moment, a new character is presented. While girl sees to collect evidences of her false bath. He follows her as if a dog was, and each time his behavior displeases her, she has no doubt to punish him her way.

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Climax: Conflict While Regla has a pee, she discovers that there is blood in her panties. She feels frightened. She doesn’t understand from where blood comes, why or how she can stop it. After remaining paralyzed during pair seconds, she tries to find out where blood comes, and after she gets rid of it. But her attempts are failed and, in search of a desperate solution, she ends up to get into the bath.


Development Once in the bath, Regla remains still and closes her eyes, as if she expected that upon opening again everything had been a nightmare. She tries to calm down and concentrates on remember all what makes her feel happy. - Climax: Crisis When Regla achieves to calm down she is obeyed to come back to the reality through sudden knock in the door. It’s her mother, who seems to consider she delays in the bath. But when Regla opens her eyes, not only she is submerged in a bath’s blood, but also she sees her imaginary friend is on the floor, moribund, he is disappearing with each knock which his mother produces in the door. The girl follows still in the bath until other series of knocks in the door, stronger than previous one, make her go out the water.

Solution Regla, who is out of bath, doesn’t go to the door directly, but she stops where her imaginary friend is. Paralyzed, she sees how he disappeared with each knock. A knock, a part of his body less, until impatience of her mother produces his complete disappearance. In that moment, Regla observes that there is nothing of him; it’s only her and the chaos covered in blood and disorder which surround in the room. But knocks of her mother doesn’t stop still, and Regla decides that it’s hour of opening the door. She’s confused, but she knows that she expects an embarrassing talk with her mother. Regla opens the door, but she’s soaked, this time without tricks, she has finished achieving the aim by which she went to the bath.

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SYMBOLISM AND METAPHOR Regla, despite of her premature development, doesn’t stop being a nine-years-old girl in child stage. However, through his physic evolution, she will be obeyed to develop a mental evolution for which she doesn’t ready. But it is society, traditions and conventions of world which surround her which obey her to make this new course. In this case, it is her mother who represents one of elements which end up snatching a part of her childhood when her imaginary friend disappears due to knocks. Not only people explain her previously what menstruation was, maybe she has an idea, but also when her mother surely discovers it, she make her mother know that she is “a young women”, and all due to physic development before time, which has cost a scene of authentic terror and the loss of his only friend. 8


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MOODBOARD AND REFERENCES

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Animation references

Live-action experimental references

Textures references

Scene and bacground references


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CONCEPT ART

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BACKGROUND

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KEY MOVEMENTAND ANIMATION SHEET

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AESTHETICS AND COLORS

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LIVE ACTION

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STORYBOARD

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CHARACTER DESIGNS

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REGLA

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REGLA FACIAL EXPRESSION SHEET

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REGLA BODY GESTURE SHEET

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IMAGINARY FRIEND

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IMAGINARY FRIEND FACIAL EXPRESSION SHEET

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IMAGINARY FRIEND BODY GESTURE SHEET

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COMPARATIVE COLOR

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ORIGINAL SKETCHES

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PRODUCTION

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STRUCTURE

SCRIPT A. J. Busto B. Font

COLOR STYLING BACKGROUNDS A. J. Busto M. Martínez

MUSIC J. M. Busto

DIRECTION A. J. Busto ANIMATION A. J. Busto M. Martínez

CONCEPT ART

STORYBOARD A. J. Busto M. Martínez

ANIMATIC A. J. Busto

LIVE ACTION A. J. Busto B. Font

CINEMATOGRAPHY B. Font P. Ortiz

ANIMATION PROD. A. J. Busto M. Martínez

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SCHEDULE PRODUCTION AND POSTPRODUCTION BACKGROUND PHOTO SOURCE ANIMATION COLORING COMPOSING AFTER EFFECTS AUDIO EFFECTS MUSIC

FEBRUARY 13-19

del 26 al 1

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20-26

MARCH del 27 al 4

APRIL del 2 al 8

del 5 al 11

del 9 al 15

del 12 al 18

del 16 al 22

del 19 al 25

MAY from 23 to 29 from 30 to 6


CONTACTS SHORTFILM WEBSITE: thedayikilledmybestfriend.tumblr.com ANTONIO J. BUSTO +34 651965546 antoniojesusbusto@gmail.com website: cargocollective.com/busto MARTĂ?N MARTNEZ +34 620625958 martindenombre@gmail.com website: cargocollective.com/martinmartinez BLANCA FONT +34 605352355 blankafont@hotmail.com PABLO ORTIZ +34 664443437 pabloortizrabanogmail.com website: cargocollective.com/pabloo GROUP WEBSITE: cargocollective.com/rabano

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