I have always believed storytelling is the most important skill we can ever learn. It translates into every aspect of our lives: loving, sharing, giving, leading, championing…etc. If we understand our parts in the greater story of this world, the entire world will be a different (and better) place because we were here.
While visiting my nieces and nephews over the past many years I have endeavored to do “interactive storytelling” with them. I start the story and we all play a role, repeating lines, acting out scenes (usually battle scenes with me as the villain) and helping forge the story.
With my daughter Juno, I plan to do the same. It will help her imagination grow and give her a fantastical outlook on the world. It will allow her to be the hero night after night in all sorts of crazy and fun adventures. However, I am also a filmmaker and I want to take this form of storytelling to the next level. I want Juno to learn to be the hero in the story so that it will translate to the rest of her life, and I truly believe it is never to early to start! We are all heroes in the greater story, we just have to learn how to live like it.
A couple nights ago Megan and I set up a backdrop, wrote out a story and made Juno our hero. If she can learn to be the hero in our nightly stories, I believe it will translate to the rest of her life. So, I would like to introduce our new web series, The Adventures of Princess Juno. This series stars Juno Jehan as Princess Juno, Megan Nykyforchyn-Clark as The Ferry God Mother, Durban the dog as The Great and Mighty Beast and myself as Reginald the Lion. Stay tuned for more of this brilliant new series.