The Hot Potato – Car Chase

Shooting storyboard: car chase and special effects scenes.
The Hot Potato, feature film written, directed and produced by Tim Lewiston, Wardour Pictures and Novak Prod. Shot on location in UK and Belgium.

Synopsis: Based on real events. London’s East End 1969. One evening, a government research establishment explodes; an event that eventually leads the two friends, Kenny (Ray Winstone) and Danny (Jack Huston), being in possession of a large lump of Uranium… They crisscross Europe to find a buyer. Accompanied by Danny’s girl, the lovely Carole. They encounter a diverse cast of bizarre characters, all trying to steal the ‘Hot Potato’, but a deal agreed inside the Vatican has the co-conspirators confounding each other. The story twists and turns to an exciting and unexpected finale.

Only two sequences were storyboarded: the action scene with cars and another scene requiring matte and special effects. Drawn directly with ink on paper, trying to keep the energy of the first draft, the second scene is just sketched roughly – as no more than an outline was necessary. Click on frame center to view sequences in full screen.

Watch The Hot Potato Storyboard on iPad.

Drawing the two scenes was fun.
Looking forward to seeing the movie.

Rough storyboard car chase The Hot Potato
Rough storyboard – Car chase scene

The Hot Potato storyboard car chase sequence - storyboard
One frame from car chase scene – storyboard cleaned

Rough storyboard The Hot Potato - gun scene
Rough storyboard The Hot Potato – gun scene

The Hot Potato One frame from car chase, firing gun scene - storyboard cleaned
One frame from car chase, firing gun scene – storyboard cleaned

The Hot Potato One frame from car chase, firing gun scene - storyboard cleaned
Another frame from the same scene

You can download the storyboard in pdf format here.

New storyboard site

Welcome to this new site showcasing cinematic pre production works.

Film Storyboards provides production design and visual storytelling services for films and cross media. I draw visuals for feature films, animation, advertising, games, TV shows and music videos. events, theatre and museums

Storyboarding represents a considerable part of my experience as an illustrator. I started out working as a commercial storyboard artist in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in 1999.

From Saigon, I drew storyboards for Southeast Asia’s fast growing advertising and film scenes for the next two years. Then, moving on, continued working as a freelancer for clients in Europe and globally.

Today storyboarding amounts to about 1/3 of my practice, alongside illustration and art direction.

Currently based in Brussels, I travel to draw on location or work from my studio. Helping production houses, agencies and award-winning directors visualise their projects. with storyboards.

In particular, shooting storyboards for special effects, complex and action scenes. But also: script development, conceptual illustrations and set design.

Film productions, advertising agencies and animation companies.

If you are looking for a story artist, check samples of my work in different styles in a single page portfolio. For credentials, visit the credits page to make sure your projects will be in good hands,

This site will host my portfolio, roughs sketches, colour and black and white storyboards samples.

In time, it will also provide with storyboard templates, articles and resources about storyboarding.

This site is an ongoing project, wedding the forgotten art of old school storyboarding with contemporary digital illustration. Watch this space if you love storytelling for film, multimedia and concept art.

For work related matters, you can contact me by emailing to yves//at//film-storyboards.com. But when you are in a hurry, talking is always best. For visual emergencies, please dial +32 475 418 427.

Follow @filmstoryboards on Twitter. It’s a feed about sharing storytelling, production design and filmmaking related links. Story artists, film directors and productions are welcome to send news and work updates.

Thank you for visiting.