Concept art for a pitch I'm doing in class
Logline: In the same vein as “Aaahh!!! Real Monsters”, a pair of gremlin-like creatures search an urban wasteland known as Purgatory, trying to learn about and reconnect with their lost human emotions.
Gronk and Lucifern are a pair of gremlin-like creatures called Inbetweeners who live in the land of Purgatory. An urban landscape of boarded up brownstones dampered by an atmosphere of sulfur and ash, Purgatory is a secularized version of the dimension between heaven and hell. Sounds of sirens, roaring flames, traffic jams, and crying babies can be heard just beyond the horizon, but if one goes exploring, you will always wind up back where you started, forever disoriented. ‘Tweeners who live here are plagued by emotional numbness and a warped sense of time, wandering for what seems like eternity. Gronk and Lucifern are an average young pair of these lost souls. Looking for purpose, they stumble upon some cryptic graffiti in an alleyway that tells them the key to escape is reconnecting with their lost human emotions. Episodically, these ’Tweeners seek graffiti clues about their next emotion and how to trigger it. Once they’ve found the feeling, they discover all the good and bad consequences that come with it. Their adventures involve meeting up with other lost souls, hunting for clues, and coping with each other’s fluctuating new emotions. The two struggle with relearning basic common courtesies while the audience looks on in amusement. Once they’ve finally conquered an emotion, its off to the next clue to see what it brings. Maybe damnation ain’t so bad after all.