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"GAY​DAR" Short Film

https://youtu.be/MVBWuAFxlHE

A prequel story of Above the Dead

 

"VISITOR" Short Film

https://youtu.be/5NMQ2ZcRlSI

In honor of all those lost overseas


SCENE ILLUSTRATIONS

 

The final moments of Season 1...

Season 1 is all about the first 2 weeks of the "zombie" apocalypse, in which nightmares are made of, but as a group of people find refuge in a fancy tree house, and survive while awaiting an army of help and loved ones, a pair of different armies arrive first, causing complete misery and setting the stage for this dramatic ending...

 

A brutal and heartbreaking scene from Season 2...

Kayaking themselves down the Columbia river, out of the Gorge and toward the coast, Samantha and her "Mt. Hood crew" are surviving forest fires, floating zombies, pirates, and harsh weather, but not everyone they kayak by, will be so lucky...​

 

An emotional conclusion to the Season 2 first-half finale...

It takes the Bakers a season and a half to finally reach their beloved family members, surviving in a tree house on Mt. Hood...

This scene reveals what they discover, and what they don't...but to truly feel their pain, you will have to read the kind of hell they go through, to reach this destination, and just as much hell for those they love, missing or buried on that mountain...

 

 

Season 3 will bring the battle of "Red Christmas" which begins and ends with devastation...

After a year of peace and zero loss of life, the apocalypse catches up with the Baker's and their fancy compound. They have worked so hard to not only survive, but to continue with their way of life. Baseball games, championships, a monthly newspaper, and even the celebration of Christmas also finds itself surviving, until a mysterious army arrives on Christmas Eve, rather than a friendly fat man in red, and just when they think the battle has been won, they return home to find sabotage from the inside...

 

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CHARACTER ILLUSTRATIONS

It was his visions, and his fortune, that lead to a compound for the Baker family, worthy of surviving an apocalypse.

 Using his creative mind to make that fortune in the old world, he's now using it to help rebuild the new one...

illustration by Jared Souza​​​​

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

Stuck on Mt. Hood (Sam's son) with his daughter, it's their family compound in the Tillamook Forest, where they desperately want to be... 

Fish Baker (illustration by Claudia Mckitty)

The entire Baker family knows that the future of said family, is this special child, who is very much like her grandfather. Like everyone in her family, she has been training her entire life, how to survive in a new world...  

illustration by Jared Souza

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

Not related to the Bakers, this kid becomes like family...and in a pre-apocalyptic world that he suffered anxiety from, it's the post-apocalyptic world that has anxiety, of HIM!

illustration by Jared Souza

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

Next in line to lead the family compound, hero doesn't even begin to describe this guy (Sam's grandson) or what he means to the Bakers, especially his uncle Fish and little cousin, Samantha, who he is on a mission to bring home...

illustration by Jared Souza

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

With a pistol to her head, and an escape from the reality of the world below the tree house she survived in, it's this fury friend, who climbs into Samantha's lap, and gives her a reason to go on...

illustration by Jared Souza

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

A Mt. Hood neighbor of Fish, this guy and his family are pivotal in young Samantha's survival and determination to reach that compound. Of course, the loss of electricity, is brutal for someone with sleep apnea!  

illustration by Jared Souza

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

Married to Scott's daughter, Amy, this guy is also Eli's big brother, and they not only use Samantha's tree house for survival, and her family's compound for hope, but they have come to love that special child, and will go through absolute hell, to keep her alive...

illustration by Jared Souza

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

Cousins (Sam's grandson) with Samantha, this guy's family is also stuck on the mountain, but miles away from where they hope to reach Samantha and her father. Perhaps their stories will crossover... 

illustration by Jared Souza​​​​

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

Showing up a bit mysteriously, in the 3rd episode of season 1, is she really as cool as she seems...or as cuckoo as she seems...or both...or neither??? Read and find out!

illustration by Jared Souza​​​​

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

Brothers Michael and Matthew, are complete trouble, and thrilled to be living in a world that no longer has rules. This one uses the lawlessness to commit the crime he'd been dreaming of, followed by treating every moment of life, as if it were his last...

illustration by Jared Souza​​​​

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

Not as nasty or cold hearted as his little brother, but loyal to his family...

illustration by Jared Souza​​​​

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

This was a stand up guy at first, until the world loses all hope, and he goes completely savage, below Samantha and the other survivors, in hopes of taking their glamorous tree house, for himself...

illustration by Jared Souza​​​​

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

With 5 older brothers and a father building a compound, for whatever crisis might strike, someday, Scout Baker is most definitely prepared for the apocalyptic world. Besides Zane, no one is closer with her brother Fish, and niece Samantha...and no one with more resolve, to bring them home!

illustration by Jared Souza​​​​

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

Son of Sam, and father to Zane and Dakota, it's an illness and inconsistency of taking his meds, that prevents this guy from his full potential. His love/hate relationship with Zane, and desire to be the compound leader, was intense even before the apocalypse... 

illustration by Jared Souza​​​​

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

Once zombies take over, and his wife dies, he gives up altogether on his meds, and soon after, he and his wife, Mary, are reunited! She tries to control him no differently than she did while alive. He eventually changes his look, abandons his family at the compound, and heads for the coast, to his "secret camp"... 

illustration by Jared Souza​​​​

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

Dakota (Sam's granddaughter) is the female version of her brother, Zane, highly determined to find her little cousin, Samantha, and not someone you want to get in the way of! In Season 2, she is reunited with her woman, Cleo, who regardless of the heartbreaking world they now live in, somehow finds a way to make people laugh...

illustration by Jared Souza​​​​

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

When his brother Leo, struggles with personal issues in Season 2, it's Mason (Sam's son) who steps up and leads an epic beach "zombie" clearing mission, that only furthers the family plan of survival...

illustration by Jared Souza​​​​

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

Pre-apocalypse these guys are just ball players, and great friends with Zane Baker. Post-apocalypse they are members of the "Rough Riders", using their ball skills to fight zombies and protect the people of the Tillamook Forest Compound... 

In their spare time, once things settle down, they'll even return to the field and provide encouraging entertainment for said people, because yes, said compound, has ball fields!

illustration by Jared Souza​​​​

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

Only a side character for an episode in Season 1, DJ makes a dramatic return in Season 2. His autistic sister was already living in a world scary enough, while this new one is overwhelming...yet she finds ways to contribute, and becomes inspired by young Samantha. ( Renee has her own journal entries, available to read at https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13005317/1/Renee-s-journal-surviving-the-apocalypse-with-autism )

illustration by Jared Souza​​​​

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

She suffered loss in the old world, and more loss in the new one. She's surrounded by youth, and uses it to find her way, and to help kayak that youth, out of the Gorge, and toward the compound...

illustration by Jared Souza​​​​

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

Sam's oldest child and leader of the family compound, Hunter is fully committed to seeing his father's dream become a reality. Whether in their lifetime or the next, they plan on their family having refuge, whenever the apocalypse hits...

illustration by Jared Souza​​​​

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

He was just a prison guard before the apocalypse, but now leads a large group of those prisoners and has a nice set-up, through a mysterious leader Grover, who remains with a group/camp of his own, but communicates through letters...

illustration by Jared Souza​​​​

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

Popular among the prisoners, and respected/feared for whatever he mysteriously did to land in prison, this guy is an obvious choice to help lead the "Grover" group...

illustration by Jared Souza​​​​

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

A love interest destined for Zane, this woman must be amazing to capture his attention. Coke is her son, and playing big brother to the little boy stranded at the shelter, where they all awaited before landing behind the safety of a world built by a team of loggers, funded by the mysterious "Grover"...

illustration by Jared Souza​​​​

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

Born a woman, but identifying as a man, he considered the world an evil place long before it was walked by the dead. Now...he enjoys walking with them...

illustration by Claudia Mckitty

A mysterious character of this story...


Whoever he is, he was prepared for the apocalypse and well funded for it. With multiple groups and multiple locations, his goal is just as mysterious as his identity, other than the obvious, which is to rule the coast range...

illustration by Jared Souza​​​​

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

Harris did what she had to do, to survive, even if it meant joining the wrong kind of group. But she is destined for better things, bigger things, and will become a legend, as Queen of the Nike World Headquarters, in Beaverton...

illustration by Jared Souza​​​​

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

After separated from her son on day 1 of the chaotic zombie apocalypse, Dominique is all she has left, and it's her artistic talent that allows Harris to dream of better days to come, but then her death, that changes her forever, and sets the pace, for the Queen of Beaverton..

illustration by Jared Souza​​​​

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

The rumor is that he killed a big-time prison drug lord named Shark, and with his mammoth size, his nickname took off from there. Whatever the case, this guy makes his way through zombies, like Paul Bunyan does trees, and would be a much better friend, than foe! 

illustration by Jared Souza​​​​

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

With their daughter, Samantha, stuck/missing on Mt Hood, these two are safe at the family compound, but as you can imagine, in complete distraught over what they're left to imagine while praying for her safe return, in which appears more and more unlikely... 

illustration by Jared Souza​​​​

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

Anthony serves as Leo's man in charge, at his secret camp in the hills of Rockaway Beach. A mysterious camp that the Baker family knows very little about, other than it's something Leo had been setting up, long before the apocalypse...

illustration by Jared Souza​​​​

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

Behind every disturbed man is his disturbed wife, and this would be Leo's. His son, Zane, resented her, and knew her influence on his father was as bad as his illness. An illness that allowed him to keep seeing her after her death at the Sand Series Hotel, on day 1 of the apocalypse... 

illustration by Jared Souza​​​​

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

It was almost 3 decades prior to the "zombie" apocalypse when she first began using Leo's illness against him, and although her death comes early in this story, it was the plan she put into motion in which dictates life in the new world, and those trying to survive it.

illustration by Jared Souza​​​​

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

Griffey's Grandfather takes in Trisha during the chaos on day 1 of the apocalypse, after her family is left "dead" in the street. Once his grandpa breaks them into the Sand Series Hotel, and is responsible for the deaths of Leo's family, he then loses his own life, leaving Griffey and Trisha all alone, and to be taken in by the family who suffered at the hands of his grandfather... 

illustration by Jared Souza​​​​

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

Everyone lost loved ones on day 1 of the apocalypse, even members of the blessed Baker compound family. Wyatt and his wife Sarah, had wonderful news to share that day, but with the chaos and loss of his brother, the news is put on hold, and will eventually help provide hope, in Season 2 Episode 9, when the family begins "clearing" the beaches and creating a "dead free" zone, on a stretch of the Oregon coastline...

illustration by Jared Souza​​​​

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

Brother to Wyatt, son to Hunter, grandson to Sam, and class clown of the Baker compound family, this guy finds a way to keep his personality, even into the apocalyptic world of the dead. What good is surviving, if you can't laugh? 

illustration by Jared Souza​​​​

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

Those Bakers are endless! Cousin to Wyatt and Gunner, this one belongs to Mason, and like his dad he is not one to be messed with. His leadership value begins to show in Season 2 Episode 9, while the family accomplishes the unbelievable... 

illustration by Jared Souza​​​​

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

Married to one of Grandpa Sam's grandchildren, she loses her husband during the chaos of day 1, but is left with a part of him growing inside of her...

This family uses such news, only as more motivation toward the new world, they are building...

illustration by Jared Souza​​​​

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

A loyal leader, soldier and friend of the Baker family, this guy leads the troops into whatever mission is at hand, and uses his forces to provide crucial protection toward the safety and success of those missions. He also spends time training the survivors, in how to remain as such...     

illustration by Jared Souza​​​​

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

Best friends with Porter and just as loyal to the Bakers, this guy will fall in love with the sad/amazing story behind Griffey and what brought him to the compound. He becomes a father to him, teaching him how to survive, and providing hope of a life with memories that overshadow the scars he now lives with...

illustration by Jared Souza​​​​

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

What's an apocalypse without ping-pong, and no one has better "Gump" skills than this guy. Eventually he cuddles up with DJ, and together they become like "my two dads" for survivors Trisha and Ashley, who like Griffey, have sad stories of their own. Rich is Mason's son and grandson to Sam, and like his grandfather he works hard to find the good in all that has happened...    

illustration by Jared Souza​​​​

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

A Freshman ball player coached by Zane and Blake, this kid is now a member of the Rough Riders, who serve as a secondary line of defense, whenever the compound army is elsewhere. In their spare time they remain "boys of summer", and no one more than Joshua, can appreciate the fact that baseball has survived the apocalypse...  

illustration by Jared Souza​​​​

http://jaredsouzaart.blogspot.com/

While several of the Bakers are on Mt. Hood, searching for Samantha, they find themselves prisoners of the "US Army", and find a pair of allies in Gia and Major David. Once the Major takes over command, fights off those who "abject", and frees the Bakers, he becomes known as "Mayday", and punches their ticket into the Baker family, and it's army...