I was hired to create over a dozen storyboard shots for animation for this fascinating 2011 documentary about the surfing culture of Papua New Guinea. Each hand-drawn shot was composed on separate layers for 3D AfterEffects animation.
Directed by Adam Pesce
Illustrations by Chris Koelle
AfterEffects Animation by Evan Parsons
Splinters is an award-winning sports action film with a great mix of surfing action, high-stakes competition, compelling human drama, exotic locale and cultural exploration. The film depicts the evolution of indigenous surfing in the developing nation of Papua New Guinea where a spot on the national surfing team is the only way to see the wider world.