Thursday, May 10, 2018

Children of the Wind, Al-Jazeera, My Portfolio, Part Two

CONTINUED FROM PART ONE)

“Children of the Wind” was meant to be an epic narrative detailing the life and adventures of IBNI and NUNU, brother and sister Arabian foals. They live in idyllic innocence as part of SHIEKH ALI herd. Their life changes forever when an accident and fire drive them from their home. They are pursued across the Arabian Peninsula by Baadir, Sheikh Ali’s  yuppie-scum nephew and Baadir’s henchmen, Kamal and Nasir. The foals are befriended by various animals along the way, are separated, grow to adult-hood in the possession of various human masters. Prepping this sample to include on my site, I am saddened that this story never came to more than a Series Bible/Overview and the trailer.  The road to Entertainment Valhalla is littered with the wreckage of failed expeditions.

The trailer for “Children of the Wind” was fully produced and can be viewed at 


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 Children of the Wind, Scene 31, Panel 1
ACTION: EXT- OUTSKIRTS OF ARAB METROPOLIS-DAY- NUNU & IBNI stare at mirage-like megalopolis rising above the heat shimmer haze-
NARRATOR: “…and modern.”
 Children of the Wind, Scene 32, Panel 1
ACTION: INT STABLE- DAY- NUNU & IBNI look down at SCORPION who sits on edge of hay bale, gesturing while talking heatedly-
NARRATOR: “They’ll meet new friends…”
 Children of the Wind, Scene 33, Panel 1
ACTION: EXT- DESERT- NIGHT- SNAKE confronts SCORPION, NUNU & IBNI  is a hostile and threatening manner-
 Children of the Wind, Scene 34, Panel 1
ACTION: INT- VAN- DAY- KAMAL AND NASIR  climb into van, reaching toward cam-
NARRATOR: “…and fearsome enemies
 Children of the Wind, Scene 35, Panel 1
ACTION: EXT- DESERT- NIGHT- TARIQ yanks IBNI down to face him-
 Children of the Wind, Scene 36, Panel 1
ACTION: EXT- ARAB METROPOLIS, DAY- DOWNSHOT on 6 lane freeway. Cars zip through frame in both directions- ABDUL leads IBNI & NUNU on footpath in divider-
NARRATOR: “They will learn the ways…”
 Children of the Wind, Scene 37, Panel 1
ACTION: EXT- ARAB METROPOLIS, DAY- BG SLIDE- ABDUL leads IBNI & NUNU on footpath in divider of freeway. Cars zip through frame in opposite directions-
NARRATOR: “…of both the city…”
Children of the Wind, Scene 38, Panel 1
ACTION: EXT- DESERT- DAY- iBNI & NUNU are chased across dunes by a sand storm-
NARRATOR: “…and the desert.”
 Children of the Wind, Scene 39, Panel 1
ACTION: ARAB CHILD offers an apple to IBNI who takes a bite, chews-
NARRATOR: “The ways of both man…”
 Children of the Wind, Scene 40, Panel 1
ACTION: EXT- DESERT- SUNSET- SALUKI HOUND stands on sand dune, wind ruffling fur-
NARRATOR: “…and animal.”
 Children of the Wind, Scene 41, Panel 1
ACTION: EXT- DESERT- DAY- NUNU & IBNI trudge across desert at mid-day- T.O. and VERT PAN up to SUN (BACK LIT)-
NARRATOR: “Scorched by the sun…”
 Children of the Wind, Scene 42, Panel 1
ACTION: EXT- DESERT- DAY- M.C.U. on NUNU & IBNI advancing slowly into sand storm-
NARRATOR: “Seared by the wind…”
 Children of the Wind, Scene 43, Panel 1
ACTION: EXT- DESERT- DAY- CAMEL watches IBNI struggle against KAMAL, who has lariat around IBNI’S neck.
 Children of the Wind, Scene 44, Panel 1
ACTION:- C.U. on CAMEL; Slight DIAG. PAN to keep CAMEL framed as she bares her teeth, leans down to bite-
NARRATOR: “Aided by friends…”
 Children of the Wind, Scene 45, Panel 1
ACTION: CAMEL bites KAMAL in ass, causing him to drop rope- IBNI rears on his haunches-
Children of the Wind, Scene 46, Panel 1
ACTION: EXT- DESERT- DAY- DOWN SHOT- B.G. SLIDE- O.T.S. HELECOPTER as it pursues NUNU & IBNI-
NARRATOR: “…and pursued…”
 Children of the Wind, Scene 47, Panel 1
ACTION: C.U. on, KAMAL looking suitable evil as he cracks his knuckles-
NARRATOR: “…by relentless enemies…”
 Children of the Wind, Scene 48, Panel 1
ACTION: EXT- DESERT- DAY-  PAN with NUNU and IBNI as they canter across desert-
NARRATOR: “…Ibni and Nunu will travel far…”
 Children of the Wind, Scene 49, Panel 1
ACTION: EXT- DESERT- DAY- PAN with NUNU and IBNI as they canter across desert- 
NARRATOR: “…before reaching their journey’s end.”
 Children of the Wind, Scene 50, Panel 1
ACTION: CONTINUOUS DRIFT PAN ACROSS X.C.U. NUNU- 
NARRATOR: “…where they will reclaim…
 Children of the Wind, Scene 51, Panel 1
ACTION: EXT- BEDOUIN ENCAMPMENT AT OASIS- DAY- NUNU & IBNI  wander IN, stop in FG-
NARRATOR: “…their rightful heritage..."
 Children of the Wind, Scene 52, Panel 1
ACTION: EXT- DESERT- DAY- IBNI & NUNU look up at BLACK STALLION, posing iconically on craggy outcropping-
NARRATOR: “…and find…”
 Children of the Wind, Scene 53, Panel 1
ACTION: EXT- BEDOUIN ENCAMPMENT AT OASIS- DAY- C.U. DOWN SHOT on young ABDUL AZIZ standing in opening of tent-
NARRATOR: “…their true hom
 Children of the Wind, Scene 54, Panel 1
ACTION: EXT- DESERT- DAY- IBNI & NUNU are pursued by pack of dogs- ANIMATE BG; LEFT TO RIGHT DRIFT CAM-
NARRATOR: “The fastest of the fast…”
Children of the Wind, Scene 55, Panel 1
ACTION: EXT- DESERT- DAY- UPSHOT on ravine; IBNI & NUNU leap across-
 NARRATOR: “…the bravest…” 
Children of the Wind, Scene 56, Panel 1
ACTION: EXT- OCEAN- STORM- DAY- CADI clings desperately to IBNI’s neck-
NARRATOR: “…of the brave…”

 Children of the Wind, Scene 58, Panel 1
ACTION: EXT- CLIFFS, ASIR HIGHLANDS- DAY- FALCON IN, under cam- VERT PAN to follow FALCON as it flies over cliffs, into the distance
 Children of the Wind, Scene 59, Panel 1
ACTION: EXT- CLIFFS, ASIR HIGHLANDS- DAWN- NUNU & IBNI stand on edge of cliff, facing about-to-rise SUN-
 Children of the Wind, Scene 59, Panel 2
ACTION: SUN breaks horizon (BACK LIT); FOALS rear back on their haunches in greeting-
NARRATOR: “…and THEIR story.”
 Children of the Wind, Scene 60, Panel 1
ACTION: EXT- DESERT- SUNRISE- FOALS race across flat desert as SUN (BACKLIT) rises in 
 Children of the Wind, Scene 61, Panel 1
ACTION: EXT- DESERT- BAKIR’S COMPOUND- NIGHT-
 Children of the Wind, Scene 62, Panel 1
ACTION: INT- BAKIR’S COMPOUND- NIGHT- C.U. on BAKIR, yelling at cell phone-
 Children of the Wind, Scene 63, Panel 1
ACTION: INT- STABLES- SCORPION, in F.G., looks on in horror at o.s. NUNU as she struggles with TWO MEN who are trying to restrain her with ropes- their shadows are cast onto wall behind SCORPION-
 Children of the Wind, Scene 64, Panel 1
ACTION: EXT- DESERT-  C.U. on NASIR, looking evil-
 Children of the Wind, Scene 65, Panel 1
ACTION: INT- STABLES- NUNU gently nuzzles IBNI-
 Children of the Wind, Scene 66, Panel 1
ACTION: XCU SHEIKH ALI, RIGHT TO LEFT CAM DRIFT-
Children of the Wind, Scene 67, Panel 1
ACTION: INT- BAKIR’S COMPOUND- NIGHT- BAKIR looks pissed in F.G.; HELECOPTER starts to rise in B.G.-

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