These are the fantasy tails of a sketcher, for the edification and creative flow of his two children. He uses these stories as a means of escape from issues that are difficult to deal with.
By design, within each story of escape are truths that help the children find their way to a safer place.
These stories fall under the cover of a beautiful Mama Moon who will always protect and send light to guide her children in the night.
This is a series of stories, all fold together into the full beauty of one story. There will be six episodes to the first series.
The short screenplay has been awarded a number of selections and prizes in international competitions. This is a recording of a table read that was given to the first place winner of the Festival for Deama.
The Dragon Butalie asked The Breathing Moon if she would go with him to the under world. She agreed.
Marco tells his children the story of The Breathing Moon to help them escape from the pressing circumstance of their mother’s absence and to teach them the difficult lessons of life.
'the stories of a sketcher'
A father in Italy tells his two children a story of the breathing moon, in the night, in his bed, as the moon peers in through the French doors of the balcony. The haunting sound of breathing weaves it’s way through the bedroom as the evening folds. The breathing moon leaves behind hope as the story concludes.
The family, goes to visit Gramma & Grampa at their Villa on the sea. Once there, they are retold the story of a Sun that is about to set. It is in this story they witness a passing that humbles them with great grief and yet inspires them all to live more, and live with greater joy.
As sorrow falls upon the Villa, gulls are heard gathering atop. They land and watch and wait for life to return. When it does, they soar up into the heavens, past the Sighing Sun and Breathing Moon, to take with them, the spirits of those who left. What remains behind in the Villa, are volumes of stories, each recorded, preserved and now brought back to life in digital splendor with the sketches of Marco.
The Wandering Wind, is only a force of emotion and movement, invisible to eyes yet present in heart. The story of passion and how it secretly sent forth souls to birth from entwined and entangled Marco and Maria in the harshest of winters.
A boy, Benicio, sets out with Butalie the Dragon, to discover the motion of the Sea and why even after imploring voice, it remains silent. A battle with the forces that hold and those that move us ensues. What prevails past the Silent Sea is astonishment and strength.
A girl, Brina, takes her Angel on a dance through a summer field where through a day she learns of the hidden creatures & worlds that twist beneath her bare feet on wet, green grass that giggles as she plays.
More details to follow.
A look at the beginning of the animation process.
With artwork by Michael Richlen and music by David Beard
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