Good Life Advice From a 6-Year-Old Is Even Better When Taken Literally

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With college graduation looming in her near future, Bianca Giaever, a filmmaker and radio producer, turned to six-year-old Asa Baker-Rouse for some perspective. As it turned out, young Asa had a good idea for a movie and some pretty compelling insights too. In the resulting short film below, Giaever interpreted his narration literally, word for word, as he tells the story of a big bear and a small mouse -- two friends who have an adventure in a swimming pool -- played by two full-grown people in costume. Discussing the story afterwards, Giaever and her scriptwriter share some charming observations on fear, happiness, and (obviously) pizza. 

For more videos by Bianca Giaever, visit her Vimeo channel

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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