Scroll down to see my story and artwork done for this movie between 2014-2016.
The Lego Movie Sequel
Coming in 2019
The Lego Me Project
To celebrate my coworkers at Bricksburg/Warner Bros/Lin Pictures, I decided to caricature them as Legos! Just for fun.
Adam Ward / Peace + Bricks
Geena Davis & Madeline Di Nonno
Rob Schrab, Kate Freund & Lolly
Heiko von Drengenberg
Adam Ward / Peace + Bricks
Adam is the Lego Artist in Residence at Bricksburg studios, Hollywood. Adam's work has been featured in several publications and online, with clients including The Capitol Records Building, Warner Bros, Lego, Lin Pictures, and his work was featured at the 2015 Oscars Ceremony. Adam also hosts an online channel called Brick X Brick with Soul Pancake.
'Founded by Academy-Award® winning actor and advocate Geena Davis, The Institute is the only research-based organization working within the media and entertainment industry to engage, educate, and influence content creators and audiences about the importance of eliminating unconditional bias, highlighting gender balance, challenging stereotypes, creating role models and scripting a wide variety of strong female characters in entertainment and media that targets and influences children ages 11 and under.'
Multi-platform creator and Founder of Within, Chris Milk, is a maverick of experience design. Beginning in music videos and photography, Milk is now most notable for his work in virtual reality. His work has been featured at the Oculus Rift Storytelling Summit as well as Sundance, SXSW, and Tribeca Film Festivals. In 2015 Chris presented at TED on the power of virtual reality and has since partnered with the United Nations, The New York Times, Nike, Vice News, NBC, Apple Music, U2 and many others for virtual reality projects.
Original story concept based on the LEGO Movie character Unikitty pitched at Warner Bros. in 2016 as a 40 minute 'Mean Girls for Unikitty' TV Special.
Unikitty and LURP
Unikitty and LURP (Little Ugly Rock Piece)
The Volcanic Island of Diodrama Heights
Visual Development by Portlynn Tagavi
Design and Story Development for a robot character in a TV pitch by Modern Family Executive Producer and Writer, Bill Wrubel. This project was developed by Warner Bros Television and Michael Greenwald at Lin Pictures.
Concept art for a fantasy-surrealist graphic novel, written by Chris Paluscek.
The Pied Piper of Hamlin
A short film pitch developed at Pixar Animation Studios in 2013 which was a 'Game of Thrones' style reimagining of the classic fairy tale 'The Pied Piper of Hamlin'.
The Kingdom of Hamlin
Nostos / Home
Nostos (Ancient Greek: νόστος) is a theme used in Greek literature which includes an epic hero returning home by sea. It is a high level of heroism or greatness.
Kleos (Greek: κλέος) is the Greek word often translated to "renown", or "glory". It is related to the word "to hear" and carries the implied meaning of "what others hear about you". A Greek hero earns kleos through accomplishing great deeds, often through his own death.
Nostos is a sci-fi drama short about two rival siblings. One is in search of a home and a place to belong, while the other is driven by the need for fame and greatness.
As they run to watch the launch of an elite passenger rocket to Kepler 22, a planet beyond the solar system that offers the chance for a better life, we learn why this brother and sister are running, the life they are running to, and what they are each running from.
A Good Samaritan tale set in the trenches of the deadliest battle of WWI.
Pitched at Warner Bros/Lin Pictures Live Action Think Tank 2015.
Development work for American Film Institute / Google Short Film Fund pitch series for 'Samantha Strange', created by Trisha Gum.
The Future Past
Forget Me Not (2010/2011)
Australian Academy Award (AACTA) Nominated Animated Short Film (2012).
A narrated storybook animation of a girl learning to cope with her mother's aging, dementia and death. It is an allegorical film about life, death and rebirth.
Currently held in the Australian National Film and Sound Archive Permanent Collection. Title No: 1063320