Education Blog

Viewing: The Deep End

By Sarah O'Hare, Interim Director of Education 09.15.20

The Deep End

3 min. USA. Short. 

Recommended Age: All

Watch The Deep End HERE!


Synopsis: 

In the film The Deep End, the main character Kylie is afraid there are sharks in the deep end of the pool. 

Why the JBFC recommends it: Many stories are designed to lead up to a climactic moment when the audience is riveted and the tension in the story is at its highest point—the dinosaur is attacking the city, the climber is hanging off a cliff with three fingers, or the basketball is headed towards the hoop in the final seconds of a tie game. The climax of a story is the most interesting and exciting part for an audience. This film is a great tool for teaching kids about the concept of a climax in a visual story.  


Fun Fact:

The Deep End was made by Aphton Corbin while she was in her third year of college at CalArts. She is now a storyboard artist at Pixar who also creates her own comics.


Take it Further:

Want to practice writing your own climax for a story?  Take a look at the incomplete storyboard below. What do you think will happen next? Finish the storyboard by completing the final two frames.