The story we got for this project was kinda weird lol. The teacher gave of the premise of a man named Sam in his 50's or 60's who works in a ticket booth for a show. His boss hates him and made him work there for some reason we had to decide. Sam loves fish and collects them in his RV that he lives in. We had to decide why he likes fish so much. Also, he has a picture of a lost loved one in his RV, and a favorite fish. We had to decide what those particulars were as well. So apparently, one day while Sam is working, some man comes up with his kids and wants to get into the show, but he has no money, so he offers Sam some magical walnuts. Sam tries to refuse, but the man's kids run in and the man chases after them. This causes Sam to get fired and he then has no way to take care of his fish. So I guess at some point he eats a walnut and it takes him into a dream. That was where most of the liberties for the project were. We also had to design a character named Theo and his pet.
Initially, we were put in groups to come up with this part and we decided that Sam had raced motorcycles in the circus in one of those round cage thingies when he was younger lol And that the lost loved one in the frame was his gf who he killed on his bike trying to show off. His boss was her father so that's why he hates Sam so much. I decided that Theo would be his partner in the act and that he was the one who tried to keep Sam in line, because he is a little brash and hot headed. Theo uses his pet Maddox, who is a falcon, to watch over Sam. When designing, I took different types of fish into account, as well as my love for Cirque du Soleil combined with styles from the early 1980's.