stories of... are the fantasy tails of a sketcher, his wife and parents, for the edification and creative flow of their two children. He uses these stories as a means of escape from issues that are difficult to deal with. Yet within each story of escape are truths that help the children find their way to a safer place.
Told in the voices of the Breathing Moon, or the Surging Sun... the colors and life are unique to this family but speak to a universal following.
This is a series of stories, each a short screenplay and all fold into the full beauty of one story. There will be six episodes to season one.
A table read from Festival for Drama
'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, both parents and children have now been reunited and go south to visit Gramma & Grampa at their Villa on the sea. Once there, they are retold the story of a Sun that surges to a higher place in a brighter blaze but all the while his eyes remain the same, for his truth never changes. The Surging Sun is steadfast in his care for all. It is in this story they witness a passing that humbles them with great grief.
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 Surging 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 Coming 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.
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.
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