We write. Quite a bit. And we think... but not quite as much.
Stories are the best bits of life.
We tell stories, listen to stories and if we’re lucky enough, live in our own story – not the real world, which can be a bit rubbish, and who wants to do that? Powerful stories will stay with us forever, helping us when life gets in the way.
Surely there is no more important a task than to help open the world of stories to as many people as you can.
Stories are more powerful than kryptonite (ha!) and to share ones that will resonate, reflect, help… to share something to counter the reality blip in the matrix, that’s the aim.
We’re a family team here, sharing the workload: lots of heads in the game. One head is full of stories and to prevent a bottleneck situation, that head needs to share. This specific head trained as a teacher before entering the world of television, and has always valued the power of a good story, told well.
We have two six-year-old heads on the team, who demand an imaginary story featuring them, every night. It’s easy to make them laugh, but it's mostly detrimental to falling asleep... espeically if their teachers are involved! Their new part-time proofreading job pays them in loaves of bread.
We also have a brain head. Everyone needs one of those in a family. It’s a reasonable-sized head (I mean, it’s proportionate to the body which is a good thing) and one that will be blamed for everything that goes wrong from here on in – world peace included.
To end with the mighty words of King Julien:
'I would love to become a professional whistler. I’m pretty amazing at it now, but I want to get like even better, and make my living out of it.’
-Madagascar 2: Escape to Africa