Preview: The Creator’s Inner Child

Posted on: Sunday 05 July 2020 6:23pm by Gráinne McGuinness

Grainne McGuinness, Creative Director of Paper Owl Films, took on an ambitious project for CMC 2020 Online

What kind of kid were you? How does that kid speak to the story worlds you create for young audiences today? We asked some stellar creators that very question…

What did Keith Chapman get in trouble for? Why wasn’t Nancy Kanter a Disney kid? Was Angela Santomero a tiny bit daunted when it came to bringing her own childhood hero to a new generation?  It was an honour to reflect on the childhood selves of great kids content creators and how they have informed the joyous, important and enriching worlds they weave for new audiences today. They’ve brought their childhood playgrounds with them into the adult sandpit of creating story experiences for children in a new world. They are amazing, funny, brave and inspiring. Each one is totally different and completely fascinating …

Others in the strand:

Andrew Brenner

Laura Henry-Allain

Shabnam Rezaei

Sumita Majumndar

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Gráinne McGuinness

About the author

Gráinne McGuinness

Paper Owl Films, Creative Director

Gráinne is the creator of ‘Pablo’ for CBeebies and RTÉJr., distributed internationally by CAKE and co-produced with Kavaleer Productions. This series is now celebrated all over the world for its timely portrayal of a smart little autistic character. As Creative Director at Paper Owl, Gráinne leads the development of ambitious… Read more