Sessions 19-30: Project 4: TETHERED An Homage to Rod Serling's Twilight Zone


Pitch

Witness, if you will Rye is a grandparents ten-year-old girl who lives with her grandparents; on the Inkwell farm neighborhood of Martha's Vineyard. For the past three years she's helps her grandfather in planning his farming strategy for crop rotation. One day she discovers the secret to her grandmothers youth.years she's helps her grandfather in planning his farming strategy for crop rotation. 


SCRIPT


There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast a space and timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.

Introduction:

Suspended in time and space for a moment, your introduction to Mister Eads. A WWII Veteran, who lives in a very private world of darkness, living out his days on his farm on the island of Martha's Vineyard; with his wife and granddaughter Rye. A Universe of his creation whose dimensions and reality grow like annuals waiting to be pruned. Keep in mind, of course, that we're not to be surprised by what we see. Because this isn't just a farm. And this farmer is not just a man. This happens to be the Twilight Zone,And young Rye with you, is about to enter it.

1983:

Witness, if you will Rye is a nine year old girl who lives with her grandparents on a farm on Martha's Vineyard. For the past three years she's helps her grandfather in planning his farming strategy for crop rotation. 

On day after helping grandpa in the yard, she comes indoors to help her grandmother can tomatoes in the kitchen, while her grandfather is harvesting grains. Her grandmother tells her to take the crate down to your grandfather's pantry; which is an old fallout shelter he built after WWII (1950s). Upon entering she notices that her grandfather has left his television set on. She goes to turn it off and notices that the door to the locked back room is slightly open. Something she hasn't ever seen. She walks towards the door to see what's been locked inside only to discover, a refrigerated room with rows and rows of jars with seeds in them. 

She walks in and begins to look around passing years of heritage seeds, moving further to the back of the room she notices a large apothecary jar filled with a thick brining liquid. Rye takes her hands and begins to turn the jar searching for a label to what he jar contains. As she is doing so, the item inside begins to emerge from within brine. What emerges is...


character designs


Rye Eads.


Grandpa Eads (1943).


Grandpa Eads (1983).


Grandma Noepe Eads.

Grandma Noepe Eads.

Geography research


thumbnails

 


layout


Mummified Grandma Noepe Eads.

Mummified Grandma Noepe Eads.

due to the subject matter and its association with the  untimely death of my grandmother mary alice hawkins, this project will be revisited at a later time.

Grandma Mary Alice Hawkins.

Grandma Mary Alice Hawkins.