5 Story Summaries


This story will be about a relationship between father and son and the growth of their relationship in the mid 90’s California. When the son was born the father was always swamped by work and was too tired to raise a kid when he got home. The wife took up to raising the kid and took care of all his needs.The son knew that his dad worked to keep food on the table and a warm house to sleep in. But that didn’t stop him from wanting a more involved dad. The wife is tragically killed from a car accident when the kid is just 10. This puts a dent into both of the father’s and the sons lives as they now have to go to school and work while taking care of each other. Over the course of the story the father and son grow and learn more about each other. The father learns that he needs to take off time from work to support his child from home. The child learns more about how much dad actually can take care of him and learns what it is to be an adult. As well as to make your own decisions. This all leads up to the day of the funeral. The dad and son had some time to understand each other and get some closure with the passing of their mother/wife. And in the end the father and son are stronger people and go on to face the world with a new perspective of life. 

Kishōtenketsu: This story would focus on a man sitting out in the middle of a field surrounded by mountains. The man is describing his surroundings and is at peace with the world around him. The man continues to roll in the grass and continues to run into the endless plains. He looks at the mountains and views them in awe. Then the camera will pan downward under the earth and will show a car crash and a dead body of the same man. This will infer that the man in the plains had died and had reached some sort of “heaven” or “Nirvana”.  The story ends with this character being content with his situation and continues to explore the endless heavens. 

Episodic: This will be a story about different household pets in different people’s homes. The pets will be of different kinds of animals and different breeds of certain animals for a diverse “cast”. The show will tell these stories about how pets and humans affect each other’s lives and how we go through life together. These stories would be fictional and would have a different conflict with different pets and owners every episode. Each episode would be its own little story that makes up the whole overarching story of how pets and humans are closely linked with each other and makeliving in this world just a bit easier. But, not saying that sometimes taking care of pets isn’t difficult. 

Surrealist: When I think of surreal I think of crazy landscapes and weird imagery that brings thoughts and feelings into the viewer. I want to create a story that takes place in modern day Washington (2023). In this world, the main character who would be nameless is wandering around his school campus late at night where they stumble and fall on the ground. When they get back up they seem to have fallen into a pocket reality that is full of crazy surreal imagery that is constantly changing the more they walk through it. The base form of a school is still there but everything around it and in it is completely chaotic and creepy. The character’s personality is described through these environments as a way of communicating the main character’s thoughts and feelings toward periods of their life. The story ends with our character being transported back to “reality” where the story just seems to continue on without any sort of resolution or explanation. 

Personal: What many stories try to tell is a story about coming to age and realizing that it is now time to grow up. They do very well because the audience can really connect to it on a personal level. The story of my “coming of age” was when I moved across the whole continent to work for the Walt Disney Company at Walt Disney World. The story starts with a young man who had a dream of becoming an Imagineer, a creative designer for the Disney theme parks. Ever since he was little he’s wanted that to be his future. Well, while in college he had a chance to partake in the Disney College Program! Where he could work for Disney as well as make connections that could potentially get him to become an Imagineer! He took the chance and he got in! He was then flown down to Florida and started working for Disney. It was a lot of hours and a lot of work, but it was worth it. He made friends along the way and eventually found a person he loves. He worked with them for almost a year where loss and homesickness grasped him. In the end, he learned that there are a lot more opportunities for him in the future and Disney may not be the path that he is supposed to follow. The story ends with him moving back to Washington where he is now currently working on his degree to benefit his future. 

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