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Story portfolio, all original designs. Thank you for viewing.
Tau in the Sun. Beatboards, storyboards, designs


Logline: A young master teaches his apprentice something she’ll never forget.

character concepts:

My Son Conrad  >

Story beats (2021):

Phillip and his robot son Conrad nearly evade an alien lobotomy.

Storyboards for live-action short documentaries:

CBC Nova Scotia, RAW, animation and storyboards (2019-2020):
Writer, Performer, Co-director: Kanaar Bell
Videographer, Producer: Nic Takushi
Animator, Storyboard artist, Editor, Producer: Cyril Chen
colour concept keys

CBC Saskatchewan, Home of Diaspora (2021-2022):

Link to short documentary:

collaborators: Rania al-Harthi (Script, Performance), Maria Azam (Director, Animator), Ammara Syeda (Video/cinematography)

Responsible for pitch, concept development, script editing, storyboards, 2D animation, and first animatic pass.

B&W 2D animation: Cyril Chen

Layout/boards: Cyril Chen, Photos: Rania al-Harthi,
Video: Ammara Syeda, Coloured animation/illustration: Maria Azam

shortfilm storybeats:

Bridget (student group film, 2022):

film: (co-directors: Ridaa Khan, Sima Naseem, River Park, Steven Ross, Lily Zhang)

Group story boards:
(pitch by Kayden Sayers). I boarded the introduction. Kayden completed the last board image.

CBC Short Comic (2021) >

Link to article:

Original pitch, paid written article and comic piece.
Figure Drawing

Copyright ©2023 artist Cyril W. Chen