It was the day before the Oscars.
It was January 1st, 2020.
I was at my desk, browsing through my favorite movies when my phone vibrated.
“Hey, this is a tweet I sent out,” I told myself.
“I just got a tweet from a fan of yours.”
A few hours later, I was sitting at home, a laptop in my lap.
The tweet was an excerpt from a piece titled “Which of these films is the worst movie to read when you are tired of being a reader?” and I was in the middle of writing a response.
But before I could begin, the text of the tweet disappeared and I received a message from the person I had just sent it to.
“What are you doing?” she asked.
“Im going to watch the movies you sent me.”
She had sent me a link to the video I had shared with the world.
I had posted the video, and she had been watching it with her friends.
The tweets were just the beginning of a conversation I would have with my Twitter followers.
She was the kind of person who didn’t just read, she wrote and she was the sort of person I thought about on a daily basis.
I couldn’t understand why she didn’t feel the same way about movies I shared my favorite films with her, but I had an idea.
I knew there were other people who felt the same, who shared their favorite movies on Twitter with their friends.
But why didn’t they do the same?
Why was this so unique?
What would it take for someone to find a way to make their own fun, unique way to share their favorite films?
That’s when the idea of The Storyteller, a film by two-time Oscar winner and Academy Award winner, came to mind.
The Storytelling Machine The StoryTeller is a documentary by two friends, Andrew and James Krasner, about how their relationship with movies changed their lives.
Andrew was the first person to get the chance to direct a feature film, and James had made a movie about a kid from the future.
“It was a fun thing to do,” Andrew told me in our interview.
“We were like kids and he was like, ‘I want to do this.'”
I had a soft spot for James, a kid who had no formal training, who spent his early years working in the fields and being bullied by the other kids.
He also had a hard time understanding the value of movies in the way that I did, because movies are a form of storytelling.
“They’re the medium of communication,” Andrew explained.
“If you don’t know what you’re doing, you’re going to get discouraged and then it’s a chore.”
James was a writer, and he started reading a lot of books about film, but he had no idea what movies were, or what they were about.
“The way I see it, movies are about storytelling, and storytelling is the only medium that really gives us an audience,” James told me.
“There are people who make films that are more interested in being funny and making people laugh, and I think that’s why movies are so important.”
Andrew, on the other hand, was fascinated by storytelling.
In fact, he had read a lot about storytelling from people like J.M. Coetzee, a writer who spent many years teaching creative writing at Yale, but Andrew felt that filmmaking had the potential to change his life.
“He would go to theaters and they would have this huge room full of people that were just staring at each other,” Andrew said.
“That’s not how we really communicate, that’s not the way we do it in real life.
I would walk into the room and there would be people just staring, waiting for the story to begin.”
That is when Andrew realized that movies weren’t just for kids.
They were a form that would change his relationship with storytelling.
James was inspired to make a documentary after seeing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which was a movie that changed his life for the better.
“People just get lost in this fantasy world of the movies,” he told me, “but I think in the real world it’s just a lot more real.”
James’s first project, The Story of My Life, was a short that became a movie starring a bunch of other kids in New York City.
It wasn’t a hit, but it did earn James a spot on the short list for the Academy Awards.
James’s second film, The Girl in the Striped Pajamas, was inspired by his experience at a school for gifted children in San Francisco.
The story, set in the 1970s, centers around the lives of four kids, all of whom have been bullied by peers for years.
In the movie, they all become friends.
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