Hey guys! I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the Becky Prim pilot, so I’ll do my best to clear the air and answer a few of them:
-Is Becky a ghost in the series?
Nah. I’ve written an epilogue for the pilot that resets the narrative playing field… more or less. The series wouldn’t even necessarily be strictly supernatural- but It WOULD follow Becky’s character and the obsession of adolescent triviality- to whatever dark territory that entails…
Fun fact: this pilot episode was actually written as a season finale, but it was my favorite story idea (at the time), so I went with it.
What programs did I use to create the pilot?
The drawings were done in Photoshop and Storyboard Pro- save for a few scanned images drawn on paper. Megan Boyd did a little After Effects video magic for the trippy-bench-hell-mindfuck at the end. All voices were recorded using garage band on my ancient macbook from college. I edited everything in Premiere. It was… a laborious culmination to say the least.
God lookit this shit:
-What’s Ello’s accent?
Ello’s character is inspired (and voiced) by my friend, Shan Wu, who is from Singapore. She’s awesome. Here’s a gif of her flipping the bird in ‘Spring Breakers (2012)
Yes, that’s really her.
Will I Kickstart Becky Prim?
Eh- no need at this point. I feel a fully colored, animated version of the same pilot would be redundant- since everyone already knows what happens.
-Have I pitched Becky Prim to any major networks?
Well, you guys were kindof my test audience. I wanted to share it publicly so I could gage the general reaction and see if it was worth pursuing. So as of now, I’m planning a formal pitch strategy. Becky Prim is actually one of several show ideas I’ve been developing- so I’m excited to see where this train is headed.