Wizard Grandpa Stories

Wizard Grandpa loves to travel to the Storyfields, where he tells the world's best-loved stories to children. When he's at home he plays and sings with his best friends, Digory Dragon, Omeria Owl, and Safira Squirrel. Come and join them as they laugh, sing and play!

This is a web series available on Amazon Video.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/video/detail/B07Z8GBWK8/ref=atv_wl_hom_c_unkc_1_3

  • Raphael Moran
    Director
  • Steve Moran
    Writer
  • Raphael Moran
    Producer
  • Steve Moran
    Producer
  • Bonina Moran
    Producer
  • Steve Moran
    Key Cast
    “ Wizard Grandpa”
  • Raphael Moran
    Key Cast
    “Puppets”
  • Steve Moran
    Music by
  • Raphael Moran
    Cinematography by
  • Raphael Moran
    Film Editing by
  • Eve Maria Kelly
    Art Department
  • Raphael Moran
    Puppeteer
  • Film Type:
    Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    family, children, web series, Amazon Video
  • Runtime:
    30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 3, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 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
  • Prisma Independent Film Awards
    Rome
    Italy
    December 1, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Florence Film Awards
    Florence
    Italy
    December 1, 2019
    Finalist
  • FIVE CONTINENTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Anzoátegui
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    December 2, 2019
    Winner
  • South Film and Arts Academy Festival
    Chile
    December 2, 2019
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Amazon Video
    Country: United Kingdom
    Rights: Internet, Video on Demand, Pay Per View
Director Biography - Raphael Moran

Raphael Olympio Guilherme Moran MRi (born May 30, 1998, in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England) 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, Royal Institution of Great Britain Member, National Union of Journalists Member and Shutterstock contributor, based in West Sussex, UK. He is also a board member of the radio station 107 Meridian FM. 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.
"Wizard Grandpa Stories" was originally created for YouTube, and having achieved a degree of success there, I decided to develop the idea and turn it into a series for Amazon Video. I added puppets and songs, and gave each episode the same structure, but with different content each time. Season 1 launched in October 2019, with ten episodes, and Season 2 is currently in production.