In the face of a slowly expanding population and the unfulfilled demands for land for all types of public development, the problem of utilizing gravel is a critical issue for the industry of Soviet Unterzoegersdorf!
We want to offer you a deal. Give us $39 (bah, Bretton-Woods, bah!) to tell our story and you will receive a precious (and collectable) piece of our homeland! The Soviet Unterzoegersdorf Academy of Earth Handling will include a one-of-a-kind certificate of origin! (And your name on the silver screen!)
(Storyboard drawing by Andreas Rausch)
Link to Kickstarter page!
Amber? Is it you?
And Max! What happened to you!?
Well. We don’t want to spoil the secret. So don’t ask.
(Storyboard sketches by Andreas Rausch.)
A ragtag UN peacekeeping force operates a small camp guarding the no-man’s-land between Austria and the tiny agrarian microstate Soviet Unterzoegersdorf, the last existing bastion of the defunct Soviet Union.
Let’s have a look at the camp.
(Sketch by Andreas Rausch; hi-res version of sketch on our Sierra Zulu Flickr stream)
Two more storyboard sketches by maestro Andreas Rausch. No spoiler alert.
a) An athlete (most likely played by Adam Flynn)!
b) A cosmonaut (most likely played by Franz Ablinger)!
Hi-res versions of the drawings can be found on our Flickr group… join as a member!
Our friend Andreas Rausch lives in Bamberg/Germany and works as an independent illustrator and storyboard artist.
We are highly delighted that we could convince him to join our team as the official storyboard maestro.
What’s Andreas story?
After finishing school, Andreas began work in the field of ceramics as a potter, painter and sculptor. While working with ceramics in 1994, he started his career as an illustrator and comic artist for various magazines, postcard manufacturers and comic books publishers, which lead to his independence as an artist in 1997.
In 2000 he began to work as a storyboard artist and set illustrator and painter, which included productions for cinema and TV.
In 2005 his graphic documentary Zappaesk was published by Ehapa, and was given a 2-page feature in Rolling Stone magazine.
(Above: Andreas is drawing some early storyboard images; August 2011 in Vienna)
What’s a storyboard anyways?
A film storyboard is essentially a series of sketches produced beforehand to help a film team visualize the scenes and find potential problems before they occur. In creating a motion picture with any degree of fidelity to a script, a storyboard provides a visual layout of events as they are to be seen through the camera lens.
When can we see the first sketches for Sierra Zulu?
Patience is a virtue, comrade… but here is a first glimpse.
(Above: a first glimpse)