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Brave Me: I'm Stronger than Asthma!

All Brave Me videos help kids who are facing medical situations. In this story, Riley is feeling anxious about his asthma and when he arrives at Brave Me Headquarters for a bravery boost, he takes a journey to Medical Mountain, Emotion Ocean and Courage Canyon. He finds out he really is stronger than asthma.

  • Rickey Boyd
  • Andrea Brown
  • Scott and Andrea Brown
  • James Kemp
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Runtime:
    43 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 5, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    150,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Rickey Boyd

Rickey Boyd’s 25+ year career includes extensive experience as a puppeteer, animation director, and designer. His work at Magnetic Dreams merges his love of both puppetry and animation. As a performer, he had the honor of joining and working alongside his childhood legend Jim Henson and the Muppet Performers on a wide array of projects ranging from Sesame Street to Ninja Turtles 1 and 2, Disney/Henson's Dinosaurs (the Series), Muppets from Space, Animal Jam and Muppet Wizard of Oz. After a stint as a lead performer for TNN's (The Nashville Network) Tightline and Sinker puppet fishing duo, he joined Magnetic Dreams. Over the past 17 years he has lead our talented team on adventures with Elmo, Big Bird and friends for Sesame Workshop, along with other characters for HBO, The Jim Henson Company, Nickelodeon and others. The Magnetic team won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Effects for its work on Elmo the Musical under his direction. Rickey continues his work at Magnetic drawing and playing with dummies.

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Director Statement

These videos combine animation and live action segments to help children better understand medical conditions. They follow Riley on his journey through Medical Mountain, Emotion Ocean and Courage Canyon as he tries to understand both the biology behind what's happening and how to handle the emotional aspects of a medical condition. Not only does Riley receive a boost to his bravery from his friends Captain Conrad and Nano at Brave Me Headquarters, but he also finds out that he can turn knowledge into courage. Magnetic Dreams was proud to work on the Brave Me Library in order to help children all around the world.