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Literacy Pirates

a fleet of learning centres in Hackney, Haringey and soon beyond

Illustrators wanted to collaborate on an animated movie project for children's charity, The Hackney Pirates

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The Hackney Pirates are embarking on their film project of the school year and need your help!

Our Young Pirates will be screenwriting for a motion picture about a superhero’s origins. Think Peter Parker transitioning from a journalist to a Spiderman by being bitten by a spider. The film will feature the writing of 200 young people following a shared story line and it will be premiered at the Rio Cinema in Dalston before later being released online.

What we need:

Illustration Deadline - 25.01.2019 Deadline

Character Creation

* Two super hero illustrations one male and one female. Both before they are heroes and after.

* Drawings should be of the character only without a background

* Drawings can be black and white.

General notes on both:

* Pre-adolescent but look cool. Aged 10-12 years old

* Not sexualized e.g, no cleavage, bulging muscles etc

* Avoid using highly gendered colours/costume e.g pink for girls or blue for boys

* We would like the characters to be loosely based on our own existing characters that we use to motivate children on writing projects.

Female Hero:

Ethnicity is ambiguous, looks vaguely Mediterranean but could be of mixed heritage or other.

Male Hero:

Ethnicity is ambiguous, looks vaguely Afro/Caribbean but could be of mixed heritage or other.

Storyboard

* Create a storyboard for the movie which the children will use to write descriptions and dialogue from.

* The story board will use the characters created in the illustration process and will later be used by the animators to bring the film to life.

* There will be 5 chapters to story board each will feature 12 slides.

* Chapter 1: Hero when they were just an average person (could start with flashback as narrated by hero themselves)

* Chapter 2: A catastrophic event which lead to appropriation of super powers

* Chapter 3: Discovering their powers

* Chapter 4: Identifying a problem they can use their powers to combat.

* Chapter 5: Using their powers for good/completing a mission.