• The Magic Word

    22 May 2020

    A lovely little short film called The Magic Word was uploaded to YouTube last week after years of hard work by its creator, Sarah Grant. It's a 5 minute love story to the wonders and powers of books, mixing live action with hand-drawn animation. Most of the backgrounds -- shops, libraries, bed, furniture, etc -- are made out of models which were covered with pages from some of Sarah's favourite books, and I don't think anyone will expect to be awarded a prize to learn that one of those authors was... Darren Shan.


    The pages from my books hit the scene just after the 3 minutes 10 seconds mark -- they were use for the library backing and shelves. You can't really make out the words -- that was deliberate -- but rest assured, they ARE Shan words! :-)


    Anyway, it's a charming piece, the perfect way to pass 5 minutes of the lockdown, so please give it a look, leave some nice feedback for Sarah if you enjoy it, and share the link with everyone you know who has ever read and loved a book.




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