We have interviewd the multi talented Kristin Brenneman Eno in Small about her alternative media for kids, particualry her film Spirit Ship. Her work is driven by the strong belief that kids deserve better than the adult written, wise cracking characters that populate the world of kids tv.
Here is a bit about her company:
Little Creatures is a film production company that invites 4-10 year old children to collaborate with filmmakers to produce imaginative live action films told in the children’s voice. These movies are shot on location in various natural settings, with the children’s spontaneous interactions recorded as dialogue and their own poetic descriptions of their actions recorded as voiceover narration. Through all of these videos run threads of mystery and wonder, the representation of childhood as something beautiful, poetic, and profound, and the beauty and power of the natural world to inform young children’s play and storytelling/myth-making.
Their films aim to help develop children’s play into deeper realms of problem solving and multidisciplinary learning by encouraging them to spend more of the crucial phase of early childhood development in spaces that they create from the ground up, from the most authentic and least-contrived cultural stimuli possible.
How you can support:
Little Creatures is trying to raise 5,000$ by January 2nd on Kickstarter to help bring their film to more children. You can recieve amazing rewards for each dollar you pledge, including the chance to be an executive producer on this independent project.... It could be a wonderful gift for the child or adult who has everything already- the chance to bring imaginary play and the true representation of kids into the medial!