First-Time Filmmaker Sessions 2022
Country of Origin: United States
The Leaf Gurl’ is a story of playing in nature, friendship and imagination. ‘The Leaf Gurl’ was conceived, written, and hand illustrated by Ellie, a six-year-old girl. Ellie is a student at the Carderock Springs Elementary School in Potomac, Maryland, USA. She loves playing with her friends, especially around trees, plants, and grapevines. She has fond memories of her Redbird friends at the Suburban Nursery School, which inspired the adventures in this story. She lives in the River Falls community in the suburbs of Washington DC. One of the things she wants to do when she grows up is to save the planet by planting more trees! Ellie is also a member of the Mensa Society.
Feedback from Publishers:
“CONGRATS TO ELLIE ON AN IMPRESSIVE AND IMAGINATIVE STORY” –SUSAN, EDITOR, NEW YORK“
THE LEAF GURL IS VERY SWEET AND MIGHTILY IMPRESSIVE FOR A 6 YEAR-OLD!….IT’S ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL TO SEE HOW MUCH WORK ELLIE HAS PUT INTO THIS – THE CARE AND ATTENTION TO STORY, CHARACTERS AND KINDNESS IS SO LOVELY TO SEE IN SOMEONE SO VERY YOUNG.” –ROSIE, EDITOR, OXFORD, UK
“WE ARE ALWAYS IMPRESSED WHEN SOMEONE SO YOUNG HAS THE CREATIVITY AND INITIATIVE TO CREATE THEIR OWN BOOKS AND STORIES. WE HOPE ELLIE WILL CONTINUE READING, WRITING, AND DRAWING!”–SARAH, EDITOR, SAN DIEGO
Animation, Student, Short –