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

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

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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