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Wizard Grandpa Stories

Wizard Grandpa Stories is a YouTube web series in which Wizard Grandpa tells stories from all over the world, one in each episode. These are traditional stories told in a traditional way, which means that Wizard Grandpa addresses himself directly to the viewer, as if they were in the same room, together. The aim of this series is to give children the chance to experience storytelling as if their own grandpa were telling them the stories. While these stories are aimed at children, grown-ups can enjoy them too, quite possibly remembering their own childhood.
So far on YouTube there are two seasons. Season 1 is complete at twenty episodes. Season 2 is still growing, having seven episodes to date.

  • Raphael Moran
    Director
    The Journey Beyond, Silent Night, One Wish
  • Steve Moran
    Writer
  • Raphael Moran
    Producer
    The Journey Beyond, Silent Night, One Wish
  • Steve Moran
    Producer
  • Steve Moran
    Key Cast
    “Wizard Grandpa”
  • Bonina Moran
    Executive Producer
  • Steve Moran
    Music by
  • Raphael Moran
    Cinematography by
    The Journey Beyond, Silent Night, One Wish
  • Raphael Moran
    Film Editing by
    The Journey Beyond, Silent Night, One Wish
  • Film Type:
    Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Family, Children, youtube, online, storytelling, web series
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Oniros Film Awards™
    Valle d'Aosta
    Italy
    June 30, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Los Angeles Film Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    July 2, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Oniros Film Awards™
    Valle d'Aosta
    Italy
    June 30, 2019
    Monthly Finalist
  • Oniros Film Awards™
    Valle d'Aosta
    Italy
    June 30, 2019
    Honorable Mention
  • The Lift-Off Sessions

    United Kingdom
    August 22, 2019
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • YouTube
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Raphael Moran

Raphael Moran is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer, publicist, voice-over artist, actor, musician, radio broadcaster, BSC Club Member, Raindance Member, Royal Television Society Member, Royal Photographic Society Member and Shutterstock contributor, based in West Sussex, UK. He went to Michael Hall School in Forest Row and is the CEO of Moran Films. He is the Festival Film and Photography Producer/Director for the Byline Festival, and has an ongoing collaboration with the Byline organisation.

He has collaborated with Primetime Emmy-Nominated cinematographer Christopher Titus King.

Raphael hosts two weekly radio shows on a local radio station, and has recorded several commercials for them.

He is the grandson of Olympio Guilherme, a Brazilian journalist, actor and director.

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Director Statement

I decided to create “Wizard Grandpa Stories” as a web series because I felt that there was a need for it, and because I saw that there was a gap in the market, which is to say, no-one else is doing anything like it.
The need for it arises from the fact that most children’s entertainment these days is based on over-stimulation, over-excitement, and over-the-top colours and sounds. In fact, children can be happy with much lower levels of sensory experience, and in “Wizard Grandpa Stories” I have set out to prove this.
I have used natural colours, natural environments and natural speech to re-create the experience of an older relative telling a story to youngsters. It could be in the context of a bed-time story, or of a story around or in front of a fire. However we’d like to remember it or imagine it, stories have been passed down from one generation to another for centuries, and I would like to give this experience to children of the modern generation, in case their own parents or grandparents were (or are) too busy to pass on this tradition.
“Wizard Grandpa Stories” web series is not meant to replace traditional storytelling, but to encourage it. If children enjoy seeing and hearing these stories, they may remember to do the same for their children when the time comes.