Children can often be the most creative storytellers. The tales they weave are filled with unpredictable plot lines, engaging characters, and strange anticlimactic endings. Picasso once said that all children are born artists. Their natural curiosity coupled with a disregard for the possible make for absolute originality in anything they say.
So what happens when you create a movie derived entirely on the whimsical imagination of a six-year-old? This is what Bianca Giaever did, a filmmaker and radio producer who made a short, 8-minute video based on the improv storytelling of a child. The result is Scared is Scared, a wonderful tale of two animals on an adventure in a swimming pool. Following it is a rather profound exchange between Bianca, and her young narrator Asa Baker-Rouse, filled with wisdom even the elderly can appreciate.