You don’t know what’s real until it happens to you chile…
In Passing Stories, nine year old Peanut’s life is changed after her grandmother, whom she calls Tittyboo, tells her about the safe keeper of stories, Mother Shannon. Peanut is lead on an adventure of story telling as Tittyboo weaves together some of the many stories kept safe by Mother Shannon. The telling passes along from narrator to narrator within the story to build a picture that Peanut herself must complete.
Inspired by traditional Arabic structures of storytelling infused with Southern American, Creole, and African folktales, Passing Stories is an ode to the oral tradition of narrative storytelling using uniquely visual means.
PROJECT STATUS: Post Production