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Why We Make Fairytales

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  • I love the magic of good storytelling. I love the idea of falling into a different world other than my own. To be swept away on a grand adventure and fight for what is true and good.The spell of fantasy has been irrevocably cast upon me. While I love films of all kinds, and I desire to be a storyteller that can thrive in any genre, I find myself drawn to stories in the fantastic for a myriad of reasons.First and foremost, it’s part of my worldview. Which, to put it plainly is this: I believe in magic.


    I believe in the whimsy of the world around me. I believe there are things so incredibly fantastic and mysterious that to my mind, they exist as magical.
    You can tell me all about the physical science of neurons and chemicals, synapsis and protons. But what you can’t tell me how love works. The love I have for my wife or precious little daughter. We’ve been told through physical science that we are nothing more than “predictable patterns of wires responding to stimuli” You can explain the chemical process, describe to me the effects love has upon me, but it’s something that once you experience, you know it’s simply nothing more than magic.Secondly, myths and the worlds of the fantastic have served for thousands of years as escapism. They’re both vacation and catharsis. There is a reason why film is one of the highest grossing entertainment industries in the world, and why most people would consider them ‘recession proof’. People want to be taken away to another world that is not their own. They want to leave their struggles, their woes and experience a great battle between good and evil, between heros and villains. Look at the top ten current highest grossing films of all time. All fantasy films. All of them take you to a world you’ve never been to, a place of the imagination where the rules of our world no longer apply.I want to be a part of this great dialogue.Even though we’ll explore many genres, there will always be a special place in my heart for a ‘once upon a time.’
    “I do not love the bright sword for it’s sharpness, nor the arrow for it’s swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend”
    J.R.R Tolkien